Fried rice is my go to meal whenever I want to freshen up my leftover rice and turn it into something delicious and healthy

Fried rice is versatile and to me,it has no recipe,use the veggies and meats you have on hand and come up with something delicious and unique to you.

I had some leftover fish in my freezer an it wasn’t sizable enough to cook up a solid meal from it,another reason why I love fried rice is that the little protein you have goes along way in feeding a crowd.

I used leftover white rice that I had in my refrigerator,go for brown rice for a healthier version.

Always use cold rice for anything fried rice,leftover rice works best,if preparing rice for frying,always set it in the refrigerator to cool before frying

This is a simple recipe and the hardest bit was in chopping up my vegetables and fillets.Food brought together in one pan has a soft spot in my heart,the complexity of flavours mingle and intermarry with each other,making fried rice addictive and I can never have enough of it.

I used Tilapia fillets however any white fish will work.Kiss the rice with soy sauce in the end for that umami kick,this is hands down one of the best fried rice I have ever made.

Tilapia has a neutral delicate flavour and you can marinate it however you please for use in this recipe.A ginger,garlic and soy marinade is perfect for this recipe if time permits






  • 4 cups cold rice
  • 250 grams Tilapia fillet
  • 1 cup red bell peppers
  • 1 cup yellow bell peppers
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1 chopped carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 an onion
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Salt&pepper to taste


Chop your vegetables into equal sizable peaces.Your green onions,separate the Woody stalks from the leafy greens as this have different cooking times.My broccoli florets also had Woody stems attached to them so I separated the stems from the flowers as the stems take longer to cook.

Thinly slice your fish against the grain into bite size pieces

On a large wok,heat up two tablespoons vegetable oil,season your fish with salt&pepper and fry it until caramelized&fully cooked,about 3 to 4 minutes

Take this of the heat.Throw in your red onions,carrots and the broccoli stems as this will take longer to cook.Toss for 3 minutes over high heat

Mix in your fish and toss for a minute

Throw in the rest of the vegetables apart from the leafy green from the spring onions

Toss and cook over high heat for 2-3 minutes,add in your cold rice.Fry the rice until just about crisp about 3-4 minutes.Add in your green onions and soy sauce at the very last.toss for a minute to stain the rice and take it off the heat.

Season with sesame oil for a nutty finish and serve hot.This is optional but a wonderful way to introduce an Asian kick into your meal.

Fish And Vegetables Fried RiceEnjoy.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. MM says:

    Hey chef! Any tuna recipes or tips?


    1. MM says:

      Scratch that. Found this one by Jamie Oliver: But I need a griddle ASAP!


      1. ombachi13 says:

        A griddle pan is a life saver makes cooking easier and healthier


      2. MM says:

        Definitely looking for one ASAP! But pans are just the best invention ever!

        Liked by 1 person

    2. ombachi13 says:

      Haven’t tried out tuna but I love it in my pasta and salads

      Liked by 1 person

      1. MM says:

        That Jamie Oliver recipe took like 5 minutes to do and cook in 3-5 minutes. It was super delicious. So, if you ever try this, I’d recommend to start with this easy recipe. Tuna captures the flavour really well even if it’s marinated for seconds.


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