A healthy fried rice loaded with plenty of veges so it makes a complete and filling meal on its own, no meat required! Flavoured simply with herbs and tamari so there is no gluten added to the dish (though it is made in a kitchen where other glutenous items are prepared) Meat lovers don't despair, use the option below to add chicken.
I love a good fried rice, but I always want it to be healthier than what you get from a takeaway shop, with more of my daily vege intake included... so I started making my own and never ordered the takeaway version again!
Note that the selection of actual veges used may differ from those shown in the picture.
Contains: Soybeans and soybean products (eg Miso, soy milk etc)
About your cook, Penny (Dee Why)
I have always been a great eater - including plenty of 'non-traditional' foods as a youngster; for as long as I can remember, my favourite food has always been (and continues to be) olives! I was lucky enough to travel around the world a lot with my family and eat in some pretty high end restaurants, so I think this inspired me. At home my mum was a great cook too - we never ate the same thing more than once a month at most, as she had a huge repertoire and would always try new things too. Her interest, and her willingness to share it with me, is really what got me into cooking. I would say my cooking style is simple but ecclectic. I like to make hearty home-style meals, but from all different cuisines. I'm so happy and grateful to live in a multicultural country with influences and ingredients from around the globe. I don't look to use particularly fancy techniques; I just like to pack in the flavour and make simple things delicious. I thrive on variety, so like my mum did for me, I eat something completely different every day.
Whenever possible, I try to use fresh seasonal ingredients with limited food miles, and I eat only a small amount of meat to limit my impact on the environment. I also grow a lot of my own vegetables and compost all my food scraps. This kind of sustainable approach to food sourcing and preparation is important to me. I love cooking because I love to eat! I also like to be healthy, so it's important to me to know what goes into my food and to avoid as many preservatives, enhancers and other chemicals as possible. Plus, the satisfaction of eating something that you've put time, effort and love into, or serving your food to others, makes the whole eating experience more enjoyable. Not to mention that home-cooked food is just more delicious!