Got a craving for Asian food? Don’t call for Chinese take out — you can prepare this dish in less time than it takes for them to deliver your meal. You can also use rice leftover from last night. (Fry separately in garlic and oil for more flavor.)
500g (2 1/2 cups) long-grain rice
1 tbs peanut oil
800g peeled green prawns
6 bacon rashes, rind removed, coarsely chopped, about 1.5cm pieces
3 eggs, lightly whisked
8 green shallots, ends trimmed, thinly sliced diagonally
100g (1 1/2 cups) bean sprouts, ends trimmed
80ml (1/3 cup) soy sauce
Cook the rice following packet directions or until tender. Spread the rice over a baking tray.
Place in the fridge overnight to cool completely. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan over high heat until just smoking. Add the prawns and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes or until the prawns curl and change colour. Transfer to a plate. Add the bacon and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden and crisp. Transfer to the plate.
Add the egg and swirl slightly. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until almost set. Use a wooden spoon to stir and break up the egg. Add prawns, bacon, rice and soy sauce and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until the rice is heated through.
Add the shallot and bean sprouts and stir-fry for 1 minute or until combined. Spoon into serving boxes and serve immediately.