What You'll Need
250g long grain rice ( cooked and cooled )
4 spring onions or 1 red onion ( diced)
1 large clove garlic ( diced )
4 small baby peppers ( red, orange and yellow )
1 carrot ( diced )
2 handfuls frozen peas
2 tablespoons oyster / soy sauce
salt to season
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 eggs ( whisked )
Chicken fillets on skewers
Jar hoi sin sauce
How to Do It
- 1Preheat the oven to 180oC. Pop the chicken strips on skewers, coat in hot sin sauce and bake for 15mins,
- 1Put the rice in a sieve or colander and rinse with cold water.
Boil the long grain rice according to packet instruction ( approx 10 mins)
- 2Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the pan until smoking hot - add in the veg - cook for 1 minute, moving all the time.
Add in the oyster sauce and cook for another 2 minutes. Take out and set aside.
- 3Heat the other tablespoon of oil until smoking hot - pour in the eggs and stir quickly with wooden spatula for 30 seconds then pop in the cooked rice.
Add in the turmeric.
Keep moving and cook for about 3 mins.
- 4Add back in the vegetables, stir in the peas and cook for a further 2 mins.
- 5Season with salt.
- Portion Sizes
Trying to figure out how much rice to cook is one of the most common challenges so here is what you need to know – for a child it is recommended a serving is 30g uncooked which is about 80g cooked and for an adult the recommendation according to the new Healthy Food For Life ( new food pyramid) from the Department of Health is 1 cup for an adult. This is approx 100g uncooked and 250g cooked.
- Easy Clean Up
Hoi Sin Sauce can be quite sticky so cook the skewers on tinfoil on an oven tray to save on was up.
- Super for Kids
Gradually add a new vegetable each time you try it with the kids.
Turmeric is optional but does give that classic yellow colour and children love bright colours.
To get them to love this firs time round add in some of their favourite foods – chopped ham, chicken, sweetcorn etc or leave out one they really don’t like yet.