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James Brown Fried Rice (“I Feel Good

Cheryl's Main, Series 3 Come Dine with Me Australia


  • 1-1/2 cups Thai Brown Rice (washed with cold water)

  • 500g fresh prawns peeled, deveined and uncooked

  • ½ cup frozen peas

  • ½ cup corn

  • ½ cup of beans thinly cut on an angle

  • 4-5 bantam free-range eggs

  • Bacon or red pork cut in small pieces

  • ¼ tsp garlic crushed

  • 20-30 ml grape seed oil

  • ¼ tsp sesame oil

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tsp of raw sugar

  • 2-3 tbsp warm water

  • 1 tsp of massell chicken stock

  • Sprinkle of herbamare salt seasoning


  • 1.

    A few hours before serving fried rice wash brown Thai rice in cold water.

  • 2.

    Add two cups of cold water to the washed rice and bring to the boil in sauce pan over a medium heat.

  • 3.

    When water is almost absorbed turn down heat and cover rice with a lid.

  • 4.

    Leave 1 minute then take saucepan of the heat and set aside for 10 minutes to cool and absorb any moisture. Best results refrigerate the rice on plate till needed.

  • 5.

    Heat wok to medium temperature with 10 ml grape seed oil.

  • 6.

    Add the mixed eggs scramble and set aside.

  • 7.

    Cook bacon and drain on absorbent paper.

  • 8.

    Cook prawns in wok quickly till they change colour and set aside.

  • 9.

    Microwave frozen peas and corn for 1 minute and set aside.

  • 10.

    Quickly fry beans in the wok one minute and set aside.

  • 11.

    Heat wok and 20 ml grape seed oil and garlic.

  • 12.

    Add brown rice.

  • 13.

    Add rest of ingredients.

  • 14.

    Stir in soy sauce, Massell chicken stock, sugar and water.

  • 15.

    Drizzle sesame oil down the sides of the wok and serve on large plate or individual bowls.

  • Garnish Optional::

  • 1.

    Snow pea sprouts sprinkled on the top.


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