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List of ingredients for Special fried rice

* 375g (12 oz) long grain rice
* 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
* 50g (2 oz) sweetcorn
* 50 g (2 oz) garden peas
* 1 red pepper, de-seeded and sliced
* 3 slices of ginger, 1 chopped finely
* 2 rashers of rindless bacon or ham, chopped
* 1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
* 100g (4 oz) peeled prawns
* 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 1 tablespoon light soy sauce

* Pre cooked Plain boiled rice or
* Rinse the rice in a sieve under cold running water for a few minutes to remove any starch
* Cook in boiling water so it still has a little bite to it (about 11 minutes)
* Rinse with cold water and drain
* Heat a wok or frying pan, add the oil
* When hot add the 2 whole slices of ginger and fry for 2 minutes to flavour the oil
* Add the onions, bacon, Garlic and chopped ginger and fry for 3 minutes
* Add the vegetables and fry for a few minutes to soften
* Add the soy sauce and cook until the rice is thoroughly heated
* Stir in the prawns and mix well
* Remove the 2 slices of ginger and serve immediately
===User's tip===
Flickr user [ avlxyz], who knows his Chinese food (and his camera!), suggests adding chopped Spam to special fried rice. Sounds a good idea, I might even chop up a tin and freeze in small quantities, just for this purpose.


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