Mayflower Curry and Egg Fried Rice

This is so well known and so easy to make but also one of my favourite ‘fakeaway’ meals… it tastes a lot naughtier than it is! I have it quite often and thought I would pop my recipe on here for anyone who hasn’t tried it before.

You can get the Mayflower Curry sauce powder mix from Home Bargains or B and M (along with lots of other stuff you don’t need)! I always stock up when I go and buy a couple of boxes.

For 2 people you will need:

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Onion
  • 100g Peas
  • 60g Mayflower Curry Powder
  • 300ml Water
  • 150g Rice
  • 2 Eggs
  • Soy Sauce
  • 6 Spring Onions

The first thing I do is cook the rice. I give it a good rinse then bring to the boil for around 8 minutes, cooking it al dente so it still has a bite to it. Then strain, put back in the pan and cover with tin foil. The steam will keep cooking the rice and leave you with (hopefully) perfectly cooked rice that isn’t soggy! Then I pop it in the fridge. I always do this in the morning or during the day, you get much nicer Fried rice when your cooked rice goes into the Wok cold!

Dice the Chicken and Onions. Measure out the Peas, Curry Powder and Water ready for the Curry.

Then whisk the Eggs and chop the Spring Onions for the Egg Fried Rice.

First sweat the Onions in a pan then set to one side. Fry off the diced chicken with salt and pepper just to seal it in the same pan then set to the side.

In the same pan mix the cold water with the curry powder and bring to the boil. Turn down to a simmer, add in the Onions and Chicken then simmer for around 15 minutes adding the Peas at the end.

For the Egg Fried Rice, get a wok nice and hot with some oil spray. Add the Rice and fry for a minute, make a well in the middle and add in the whisked Eggs with a good glug of Soy Sauce. Keep stirring and frying till the Egg is cooked, then finish with the Spring Onions.

And that’s it all ready!

After prepping everything this takes 20 minutes tops from start to finish and is genuinely just as nice as Chinese Chicken Curry from the takeaway.

Hope you like it!

L x

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