This is a great one to use up extra rice - Brown Basmati is my favourite (and the kids love it) – it has a higher fibre content than regular brown rice. My kids love to help me cook it - breaking and mixing eggs, choosing and adding the veggies. Getting them involved in the cooking gives them ownership and they are more likely to eat what we cook together!
You can use any vegetables frozen peas work well, as does asparagus, strips of kale, carrot etc.
Its also a good lunch (for adults and kids), heat it up and pop into a Thermos to keep it warm.
1 cup cooked rice (I cooked extra Basmati rice last night. Brown Basmati)
1tsp of olive or sesame oil
2-3 slices of rindless bacon or some ham (I sometimes use steamed chicken as well or instead of)
a handful of snowpeas sliced lengthways
a few broccoli florets
corn from the cob
2-3 shallots finely chopped
a dash or two of Tamari*
Cut bacon or ham into small pieces and fry in pan with shallots, when bacon is crispy remove and set aside. Scramble eggs in a bowl, add ¼ tsp oil to pan and cook eggs like a thin omelette for a minute and turn over and cook till cooked through. Remove and cut into 2cm squares.
Add rice to pan, with a little more oil to coat rice. Add the bacon and vegetables and cook for a couple of minutes, then add the tamari and mix through.
*Tamari is a Japanese soy sauce, darker and richer, higher in protein and vitamin B3, and can be gluten free (whereas Soy Sauce contains wheat). If you don’t have Tamari in the cupboard, Soy Sauce may be used instead.