Poor man's rice
( SERVES 4 )
Photo by Babiche Martens
Food never goes to waste in Fiji — any leftovers will be utilised in a simple way. Here, I have taken leftover rice — cooked in chicken stock for added flavour — and added it to a selection of ingredients to make a tasty stir fry. If you want to include meat you can use either chopped chicken, or leftover shredded lamb or pork — the options are endless. The clarified butter adds a special flavour. It is worth clarifying some and having a container on hand in the fridge.
- Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add mustard seeds and stir until they start to pop. Add onions and curry leaves, cooking slowly to soften and caramelise.
- Add the rice and carefully stir through to heat. Add the spinach and nuts, season with salt and pepper, and serve.
Check out Ray McVinnie's video on 'How to cook the perfect white rice'.