Healthy fried rice

Healthy fried rice

Cubes of chewy, golden paneer are tossed through fragrant fried rice for a healthy twist on a classic, flavoured with ginger, garlic, chilli and curry powder
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Blitz the ginger, garlic and chilli in a mini food processor until a smooth paste forms, adding 1-2 tsp of water to loosen if needed. Put the paneer in a small bowl along with half the paste and stir to coat. Leave to marinate for 30 minutes if you can.
  2. Step 2

    Put a wok over a high heat. Add 1 tsp of the oil and, once shimmering, add the paneer. Cook, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a plate and cover.
  3. Step 3

    Add another tsp of oil to the wok and return to the heat. Add the rice and stir-fry until heated through. Scrape the rice into a bowl. Add the final tsp of oil to the wok and stir-fry the carrot and mushrooms for 1 minute, then add the peas and spring onion. Stir-fry for a further minute then add the remaining ginger paste along with the curry powder. Stir-fry for 1 minute.
  4. Step 4

    Add the rice and paneer back into the pan. Toss everything together then remove from the heat and stir in the coriander and lime juice.