Fakeaway Fried Rice

  • 10MINS
  • 15MINS
  • 361KCAL

We love Chinese food, and our slimming-friendly Fakeaway Fried Rice is an amazing dish whether you’re calorie counting or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories361
  • Carbs13g
  • Protein11g
  • Fat3g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars6g

Fakeaway Fried Rice - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

A Chinese Fakeaway Fried Rice is a perfect side dish for SO many dishes, but takeaway versions are often cooked in lashings of oil, meaning they’re not great choices if you’re calorie counting or following plans like Weight Watchers.

We’ve come up with a delicious Fakeaway Fried Rice that will satisfy your craving in only 25 minutes – that’s faster than a takeaway!

We’ve combined classic Oriental flavours of soy sauce and oyster sauce with finely chopped veggies. Don’t skip these as they add texture and crunch, making it just as good as what you’d get from the takeaway!

What diets is this Fakeaway Fried Rice suitable for?

This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Dark soy sauce
  • Oyster sauce

You could also enjoy this Fakeaway Fried Rice if you’re dairy free.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Fakeaway Fried Rice?

  • You need to count 10 Points per portion of this Fakeaway Fried Rice recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Fakeaway Fried Rice recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Fakeaway Fried Rice recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

If you wanted to cut the amount of points further by having a smaller portion and serving with some other tasty Fakeaway meals!

Do you need any special ingredients to make Fakeaway Fried Rice?

All the ingredients you need for this recipe can be found in your local supermarkets.

If you fancy adding a bit of spice to your Fakeaway Fried Rice, you could try adding a pinch of chilli flakes, or for a real hit of Chinese flavours why not try a little Chinese five spice, which you can find in the spice aisle.

How many calories are in this Fakeaway Fried Rice?

There are 361 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Fakeaway Fried Rice. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.

This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Cook the rice according to packet instructions and allow to cool. If you drain the rice and then pour a kettle of boiling water over it the rice will not stick together as much.

Step 2

Mist your wok or frying pan with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 3

Over a medium heat add the onions and peppers, then cook for a few minutes.

Step 4

Add the peas, sweetcorn and mushrooms and cook until they just start to colour.

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Step 5

Stir in the soy sauce and oyster sauce and allow to cook for another couple of minutes.

Step 6

Add the egg and chicken pieces, mix well.

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Step 7

Stir in the cooked rice and allow to cook, stirring continuously, until it is piping hot.

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Step 8

Stir in some more soy sauce if you want, and serve.

Fakeaway Fried Rice - Pinch of Nom Slimming RecipesWhat should you should serve with Fakeaway Fried Rice?

Any Chinese Fakeaway dishes would work with this recipe, you could even have it on its own with a sauce.

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Can you cook Fakeaway Fried Rice another way?

This Fakeaway fried Rice is really quick and simple to make using the method below – you can’t cook it using another method.

How do you know when Fakeaway Fried Rice is cooked?

When this recipe is cooked, the rice and vegetables will be tender.

This recipe should take around 15 minutes to cook.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Fakeaway Fried Rice in the fridge?

Freezing and reheating rice is often a concern for a lot of people, and it’s one of the things we get asked about quite frequently.

As we all know you can get food poisoning from eating reheated rice, but, it’s not actually the reheating that can cause issues, it is, in fact, the way that the rice has been stored beforehand where the problem begins.

Without getting too technical uncooked rice can contain spores that are resistant to heat and can survive the cooking process. If cooked rice is left standing at room temperature these spores can grow into bacteria. At this point, the bacteria will be destroyed by reheating the rice thoroughly.

If you intend keeping any leftover rice dishes then you should do the following:

  • Cool the rice as quickly as possible (ideally within one hour) then fridge or freeze it immediately. You can split larger portions up into smaller batches to cool quicker.
  • Freeze as soon as the rice is cold.
  • Reheat and use any leftover rice (stored in the fridge) within one day.
  • When you reheat any rice, always check it is steaming hot all the way through.
  • Don’t reheat cooked rice more than once.

For more information about reheating rice please take a look at the NHS website.

Can I freeze Fakeaway Fried Rice?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to consider the advice above and to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Fakeaway Fried Rice?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.You can add whatever meat you want to this recipe. You could try beef, pork or even prawns instead of chicken.

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Fakeaway Fried Rice

We love Chinese food, and our slimming-friendly Fakeaway Fried Rice is an amazing dish whether you’re calorie counting or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 361
  • Carbs 13G
WW Points
  • 10 Green
  • 7 Blue
  • 7 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 bags boil in the bag basmati rice we used Tilda branded because it doesn't clump together at all (125g/1 cup)
  • 1 large onion brown or red, finely chopped
  • 5 mushrooms finely sliced
  • 60 g peas
  • 60 g sweetcorn
  • 1 red pepper deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce optional
  • 2 eggs made into a thick omelette and chopped
  • 2 chicken breasts cooked and diced
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Cook the rice according to packet instructions & allow to cool. If you drain the rice and then pour a kettle of boiling water over it the rice will not stick together as much
  2. Mist your wok or frying pan with low calorie cooking spray
  3. Over a medium heat add the onions and peppers, then cook for a few minutes
  4. Add the peas, sweetcorn and mushrooms and cook until they just start to colour
  5. Stir in the soy sauce and oyster sauce and allow to cook for another couple of minutes
  6. Add the egg and chicken pieces, mix well
  7. Stir in the cooked rice and allow to cook, stirring continuously, until it is piping hot
  8. Stir in some more soy sauce if you want, and serve

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MelissaSunday 7th June 2020

I added four tablespoons of soy sauce and two tablespoons oyster sauce. I put a dash of worcestershire sauce also. It was lovely!!! I made it the first time with the recipe amounts of soy sauce and oyster sauce but it was not enough to cover the rice. Will be making this Chinese Fakeaway again!

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    SharonMonday 8th June 2020

    Hi Melissa , so glad you enjoyed this recipe and for telling us how you adapted it to suit you. Thanks for getting in touch.

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DanniDThursday 5th March 2020

Hi. Does this work with microwave rice such as uncle Ben’s etc. Then put boiling water over? Thanks in advance (t. I. A)

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    Steve CowderoyMonday 11th May 2020

    Hi Danni, thanks for getting in touch with us. You can make this recipe with any pre cooked rice. Hope this helps.

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Anne RussellThursday 5th March 2020

Can you use cauliflower rice instead

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    Steve CowderoyWednesday 6th May 2020

    Hi Anne, thanks for getting in touch with us. You can use cauliflower rice with this recipe and it tastes delicious. Please let us know what you think.

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AnnaFriday 24th January 2020

I add Cooked bacon medallions and prawns to mine then it’s just like a takeaway and I don’t feel like I’m missing out ?

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    Holly LevellTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hi Anna, that sounds great! Glad you enjoyed it!

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TheresaFriday 10th January 2020

I love your recipes!!!???

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    Holly LevellTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hi Theresa, so glad you are enjoying the recipes!

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SarahFriday 12th July 2019

This is gorgeous

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    Sharon FitzpatrickFriday 8th May 2020

    Hi Sarah, so pleased to hear that you enjoyed this dish so much. Thanks for letting us know.

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JoanneTuesday 25th June 2019

I don’t use boil in the bag, just regular basmati, how much do I use for this recipe.
Thank you

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    Emma TMonday 1st July 2019

    Hi Joanne,

    It would work out at around 120g of uncooked basmati rice ????

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JennyTuesday 9th April 2019

Can you freeze this?

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    CateThursday 11th April 2019

    Yes you can! 🙂

    – Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
    – Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
    – Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
    – Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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TinaMonday 25th March 2019

Is brown rice healthier for this dish

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    CateMonday 8th April 2019

    Brown rice is a whole grain so there are is additional fibre and minerals. Use whichever you prefer! 🙂

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LouiseTuesday 20th March 2018

If I were to use a bag of basmati rice rather than the boil in the bag how much (weight) would I need please?

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zoe jeffreysThursday 4th January 2018

Hi Guys, Can this be frozen?!

Thanks

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LouiseTuesday 2nd January 2018

Tastes Devine! Will it freeze? X

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RosemarySunday 29th October 2017

Thsnk you for all the wonderful ideas and keeping up the recipes.

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MandiFriday 27th January 2017

How long could I keep this in the fridge for? I’d like to have this for work lunches

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    KateFriday 27th January 2017

    Hi Mandi
    It will last a couple of days in the fridge

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KathleenMonday 9th January 2017

What curry sauce please

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ChrisSunday 17th July 2016

Could I use long grain rice

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    KateSunday 17th July 2016

    Hi Chris,
    We prefer to use basmati rice but long grain rice will work just as well in this recipe.

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      MichelleFriday 6th January 2017

      The mushy pea curry sauce is amazing , tastes just like Chinese curry. Very impressed x

TamFriday 15th July 2016

Hi. What curry sauce is best to make or use with this please?

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