Do you like rice? I’ve been in the kitchen again. Oh yes I have, but don’t worry, before you start hiding behind your protective stuffed Orangutans… this one, I promise you, is quite, quite tasty.
Whence translated into English, Jeppsian Special Fried Rice. You will have to forgive the extravagance of words… I am Italian.
Now before I give you the recipe, it has probably struck you as questionable already as to why this light meal already features a packet of Uncle Ben’s microwaveable rice.
Well, honesty is of course the best policy when it comes to food and, to be honest, I can’t cook rice.
Yes, yes, yes, I know what you’re thinking, if he can’t even cook rice how on earth does he expect to pull this one off…? Yet in fact, I can cook rice, it’s just that this recipe features Egg Fried Rice and so help me God, I am utterly pathetic at even attempting that.
I have cooked egg fried rice before, it was OK, but not nearly as good as it needs to be for regular consumption and sooo time consuming to perfect.
So microwave rice it is.
These items are for a single serving.
- 3 rashers of Smoked Bacon
- 2 rings of Pineapple
- 1 light sprinkling of Parmigiano
- 1 packet of Uncle Ben’s microwave Egg Fried Rice
Note, this recipe MUST use real hard Italian Parmigiano cheese.
Dice the bacon rashers into very small pieces.
Dice the pineapple rings into very small pieces.
Prepare a light sprinkling of Parmigiano cheese.
Melt half a tablespoon of butter in the frying pan. Begin frying the diced bacon and when 75% cooked, add into the frying pan the diced pineapple pieces. The pineapple should be cooked fairly well but not so much to burn and this is because, although we want the pineapple’s sweet flavour, we want it to lose some of its potency.
Shortly before the bacon and pineapple are suitably cooked, put the Uncle Ben’s Egg Fried Rice into the microwave for two minutes.
Pour the contents of the frying pan into a bowl together with the egg fried rice and mix them all up well with a fork. Once the rice, bacon and pineapple are well blended, top the dish off with a light sprinkling of grated Parmigiano cheese.
This dish is best served with a light Italian beer, or alternatively, Coca Cola.
The amount of grated Parmigiano is entirely down to taste. I stated only a “light” sprinkling because I know my tastes are probably wildly different to many other people.
Personally, I tend to put a somewhat heavier sprinkle, which is lovely in all honesty, but of course, you decide what you think would taste best for you.
Likewise the bacon and pineapple can vary to taste, however the flavour ratio specific to this egg fried rice recipe is ~ high bacon, medium pineapple and low Parmigiano.
If you get those three ratios right, you have Jeppsian Riso Fritto Speciale.