Chinese Fakeaway: Egg-fried Rice

Chinese Fakeaway: Egg-fried Rice

Preparation time: 5

Cooking time: 10

Number of servings: 2-3

Carbon Footprint (per serving): 0.32 kgCO2e


  • 1x packet long grain microwave rice.
  • 1x egg, beaten.
  • Handful of frozen peas Handful of frozen/tinned sweetcorn.
  • 1x spring onion, chopped.


You can make this with Chinese Fakeaway: Sweet & Sour Chicken
  1. Heat a frying pan on high heat and allow to get nice and hot – don’t add oil until you are ready to cook.
  2. Once the pan is hot, add a tablespoon of cooking oil followed by the egg. Stir and scramble the egg with a spoon until it is cooked.
  3. Add the packet rice straight from the pouch (do not microwave it) and stir until the egg is mixed throughout.
  4. Add in the frozen peas and sweetcorn and stir the rice constantly for 30 seconds until they have defrosted. Remove from the heat.
  5. Add chopped spring onions and pepper if desired. Always eat rice within 2 days – and only reheat it once!
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  • Access to kitchen hob
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Large frying pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon (or other stirring utensil)

Considering Carbon Footprint

Carbon footprint (per serving): 0.32 kgCO2e. This is the same as making 15 mugs of tea.*

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*Calculations made using the Carbon Footprint Calculator created by the Consumer Data Research Centre at University of Leeds.

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