Make It Quick…

I am a working mother and come Friday I am super keen to head home and just lounge out whilst watching mindless reality TV. I used to think Friday night was an opportunity for me to take a break from being in the kitchen and taste something different.

Lately though, whenever we have bought takeaway I have often found myself somewhat disappointed by the food’s lack of flavour. This will sound cocky, but as I taste the food I actually think that I can do a better job. There is nothing that I hate more than parting with my hard earned money only to be served trash.

So – I have headed back to the kitchen on Friday night. Instead of takeaway, IamTinashe will be whipping up tasty dishes that resemble takeaway – in the comfort of our home.

In a previous life, my mother was a home economics teacher so she had taught me a thing or two in the kitchen. Below, I share with you my quick and super tasty fried rice.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 cups of white rice (cook it the night before and freeze for best results)
  • 1/2 an onion, roughly diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, roughly diced
  • 1/4 capsicum, roughly diced
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of frozen veggies that have been thoroughly defrosted
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • soy sauce, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of all seasoning salt, to taste (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of Chinese five spice, to taste (optional)
  • sesame oil, to taste (optional)


Prep  – 15mins | Cook Time – 20mins | Eating In – 35mins

  1. Heat wok over high heat. Pour in olive oil, then stir in garlic, onion and capsicum. Cook until onion is transparent.
  2. Toss in defrosted veggies; cook for about 1.5 minutes.
  3. Crack in eggs, stirring quickly to scramble eggs with vegetables.
  4. Stir in cooked rice.
  5. Lightly pour soy sauce, add seasoning salt, Chinese five spice and toss rice to coat.
  6. Drizzle with sesame oil, and toss again.

And…done!! Time to serve the food, sit back and enjoy!

*I am a pescetarian so obviously there is no meat – but if your spirit compels you – add meat!*

Honestly, every time I taste this fried rice I just about close my eyes and I truly feel like I could be at my favourite Asian restaurant. Yes – it’s that good!

Hopefully this recipe is something that you will try and enjoy!

If you have recipes that you would like to share for working mums, please send them through.


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