23 February 2012

EGG-FRIED RICE - The way you love it!

Egg-Fried Rice with bbq chicken
2012, new target! Just like any other person, I set target for myself as per weight issues. At the end of the target month, nothing tangible was achieved.  And I wondered y? I do my exercises, I walk, I climb stairs… what have I not done; yet this baby weight has definitely refused to vanish.

I was moaning to myself about the headache of this weight burden and a friend said to me in class, “Belle, how can you lose weight when you cook all these nice foodies, not possible my friend” and it just hit me hard, yes! This is it…
Food! Food!! Food!!! I love cooking. I remember those years of living with my “dee m n’aka manager” @Zitera, she used to set targets for herself and still does, you know. But by the time she gets back from work and dinner served * very little portion she usually asked for * but she ends up eating more than required. She will be like, Belle please stop cooking this delicacies but how will I ever stop? I MISS THOSE YEARS!

Now, I try to remain fit by eating healthy… Healthy Living – cutting down weight while enjoying very good food. So, I got this new target for 2012 – the preparation of healthy weight lost tasty foods.

I have loads of recipes to share on Healthy tasty foods this 2012. Today, I would be sharing with you guys my very own recipe for Egg-Fried Rice with barbecued chicken. This particular fried rice is the best I have ever cooked. The way we ate it, I could only wonder, if I would ever meet my targeted weight, because what matters in weight lose is the amount of food we eat – quantity. Here comes the process for the preparation of this Egg-Fried Rice:


  • 1 and 1/2 cups of Basmati rice (any other rice can do)
  • Sunflower oil or vegetable oil
  • 4 cubes of Knorr
  • Eggs
  • Spring onions
  • Onions
  • Red pepper
  • Pepper
  • Soy sauce
  • 1 stick of carrot (depending on the amount of rice)
  • Curry
  • Thyme
  • Garlic
  • Peas
  • Chicken or beef
  • Garlic and ginger
  • Heinz Barbecue mix


Rice: to be prepared first because we wan the rice to be loose

Wash the Basmati rice, sieve and set aside
In a medium pot, pour in water and bring to boiling
Pour the rice in and the water level should be a little above the rice level
Put in a cube of Knorr and a tablespoon of curry, again this depends on the amount of rice and how yellow you want it…
Then reduce the gas heat to the lowest and allow cooking
Stir for like every 5 mins so to be sure the heat reaches all the rice. * am rubbish with keeping time while cooking *
Once you are convinced the rice is cooked to your satisfaction and the water dried, turn off the gas.
In a large sieve or a big bowl, transfer the rice and allow cooling.
* Make sure you spread them out to allow cooling fast and avoid sticking together *
If you are using normal rice, cook like you usually do but make sure the rice doesn't suck too much water...we need it loose, not too stick for perfect result.
Set aside.


In a pot, put in your meat and spice it with the curry, thyme, and 2 cubes of Knorr. 
Add very little water and cook.
Once done, drain the water and rob the bbq mix on the chicken
Set in the oven and grill (I love using my halogen oven)
Grill until the skin is crispy.

Fried rice preps

Cut the carrot, spring onion, pepper and red pepper.
Roughly chop the onions
Crack in the eggs into a bowl and spice with half the Knorr
Then fry.
Once done, roughly chop it too.

In a frying pot or a pot, put in a table spoon of sunflower oil
When the oil is hot, put in the onions, pepper and spring onions 
Add the remaining half cube of Knorr
Followed by the carrot, peas and red pepper
Stir fry for about 2 mins and transfer the veg in a plate

In the same pot, pour in a tablespoon of sunflower oil
Allow to heat up and pour in the rice and add a tablespoon of soy sauce
Stir fry, once the rice is heated up
Add the veg and the fried egg
Stir so all gets hot and your egg-fried rice is ready.
Serve with the bbq chicken

 if you noticed, i used no salt. the maggi contains enough salt already. try reducing the amount of salt intake, too much of it is unhealthy.

enjoy and please your comments will be appreciated.

Thanks and God bless.



  1. Just finished eating the egg fried rice from your blog. Please if there is any other plate of the rice left, i wld like to have it cos i really want to add more weight now even though i planned to cut down on my excessive intake of food but with this, i wil add up again..lol

  2. Ok Bella, am eating this when next i come to london, I just printed out a copy of the recipe and would try it out on sunday. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Greg, u are funny. thanks for visiting.

    @Mimi, we can't wait to have you again. You and yours we so love it. thanks for coming here.

  4. I really should stop torturing myself by coming to ur blog. I always whale on food afterwards. Definitely trying this!

  5. hehehe! U've got JM now to burn those calories, so u should be fine after munching.

  6. Hi belle, tried dis for Sunday lunch & the family loves it.
    Thanks for sharing dear

  7. you are most welcome,Lili. i am happy they loved it! Cheers.

  8. My Dear am loving dis...will try it out very soon.thanks and all d best

  9. We did it!Tried it out today and it came out great!Next on the list is the wrap for hubby's breakfast,inshort, we are changing our menu timetable! What I want to eat when next I visit is the puff-puff(p-square)!Thanks Bella,good job!

  10. Hahahahahaha! I am glad it came out great.

    Lol@ P-square. i will def make it for u.

    Thanks for your comment.

  11. tried this...mmmmmmm...very tasty....eating it again tomorrow!
    nice blog.....welldone!

  12. just a good way to use leftover traditional basmati rice... thanks!