If you live in London, when it comes to cooking meals I'm sure my fellow city dwellers would agree with me when I say you want something quick, easy and uncomplicated (generally having a kitchen that is 2 feet wide hinders complex dishes).
My most recent answer and newest favourite dish? Fried rice.
All the joys of serious flavour without too much bad stuff for you, thanks to my personal custom recipe.
What you'll need
2 cups short grain rice
3 rashers bacon
200g cooked small prawns or shrimp
4 spring onions, chopped
1 cup peas
1 carrot, julienned or grated
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 teaspoon crushed chilli
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 eggs, beaten
What to do
Set your rice cooking on the stove ensuring the water is well salted. In a separate fry pan, cook your bacon until it's crispy and then cut into small pieces. Once it's brown leave it in the pan and add the spring onions and carrot. There should be enough residual oil left to do the trick.
When there's 5 minutes to go on your rice add the peas in to cook in the boiling water. Once the veggies in the fry pan are tender, add the garlic, chilli and prawns and fry off.
Once cooked, drain your rice and peas and add it into the fry pan. Toss it all together along with the soy sauce. You're frying the rice!
Make a well in the centre and add the beaten eggs. Let them cook for a minute or so before tossing the mixture around. Ensure you keep agitating the pan until the egg is dispersed and all cooked.
Then serve it up and tuck in. Fried rice, very nice.
Photos by Krissie.