What do you get when you combine two different things, two different dishes into one recipe? Something totally new. While I was in uni, a friend of mine came up with this recipe, incorporating fried instant noodles and rice together. It’s easy and superbly filling too.
1 packet Maggi instant noodles, curry flavour
1 bowl of rice, cooked and cold (preferably, yesterday’s leftovers)Yes!
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
50g prawns, cleaned and de-veined
a handful of mixed frozen vegetables (optional)
1 tbs oyster sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbs oil
Make scrambled eggs and set aside.
Heat the oil in a wok or pan that’s big enough for the dish. Fry the onion and garlic until it’s fragrant. Toss in the prawns and the frozen veg and fry until the prawns are cooked.
Add in the noodles and the rice. Stir it around a little and sprinkle the whole sachet of instant noodle seasoning all over the noodles and rice. Stir the rice/noodle mix to make sure that everything is covered in the seasoning. Add in the oyster sauce and mix well.
When the rice/noodles are well mixed with the seasoning and sauce, add in the scrambled eggs and mix thoroughly.
Taste and see if more salt and/or pepper is needed.
Served hot as a one-dish meal for any time of the day.
Note: Like all fried rice and fried noodle recipes, this one is just as flexible. You can add in anything you like, meat, fresh vegetables, processed mystery meat, you name it. I’ve only ever tried it with the curry flavoured instant noodles since it’s my favourite. If you do try it with other flavours, do let me know how it turns out.