Bhook on a budget: Fridge Clean-Out Fried Rice

Bhook on a budget: Fridge Clean-Out Fried Rice
There’s nothing more stressful than finding a new vegetable that’s about to go off every time you open your fridge. It’s part guilt of wasting food and part ‘God what do I do with one lone carrot?’. Well, we may have an answer. Fried rice is the perfect lazy day meal that also utilizes all your straggler vegetables. Because that’s the beauty of fried rice: you can add whatever you like, as long as there’s rice and you’re frying it up, you’re all good. In fact, this is great for leftover rice as well. Here's how to make it:


  • Leftover rice (recipe is assuming you have a cup of leftover rice)

  • Two medium onions, diced

  • Garlic, minced

  • Any additional vegetables you have (carrots, bell peppers, cabbage, frozen broccoli, corn)

  • Soy sauce

  • Oyster sauce

  • Sesame Oil

  • Sriracha


Heat some oil in a frying pan or a wok and add your diced onion and minced garlic. Stir till the onions become translucent, but still retain some bite. Then add whatever other vegetables you have. We like to chop broccoli, and grate some carrots and add those too, as well as the whites of a spring onion. (But tbh, this works so well with just onion too). Sauté for a bit, and then stir in your rice, after which put the lid on and let it steam through for about two to three minutes. Next, make a well in the center of the rice and add three tablespoons of soy sauce, two tablespoons of oyster sauce, and a big squeeze of sriracha. Mix well, and add a teaspoon of sesame oil over the top. Now sprinkle the greens of a spring onion and toss through, and you’re basically done. This goes so well with a runny fried egg on top.