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KITCHEN TABLE

Fried rice with bacon

Easy Easyfried friedrice ricewith withcrispy crispybacon, bacon,fluffy fluffyeggs eggsand andaa nice nicekick kickof ofgarlic. garlic.better betterthan thantake takeout outand andso soeasy easy to tomake! make!

Cook Time

Serves

Calories

Mins

As sides

kCal

25 6 378

Ingredients

Instructions

• 4 ounces (125 g) bacon, diced • 4 large eggs whisked • 2 tablespoons peanut oil,

Fry bacon in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp and browned. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a plate with paper towel. Set aside.

divided (or olive oil)

• 2 medium carrots diced • 1 onion diced • 4 cloves garlic minced • 1 cup frozen peas thawed • 4 cups cooked and chilled rice

Wipe pan over with a paper towel and heat 1 tablespoon oil. Add the eggs and scramble until fully cooked. Transfer to the plate with bacon and keep warm. Heat remaining oil in the pan. Add carrots and onion to the pan and cook until tender, (about 3-4 minutes). Stir in garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.

(white or brown rice)

Add in the cold rice and peas and cook for 3-4 minutes until the rice begins to soften.

sauce

Add the eggs back into the pan. Stir in soy sauce, oyster sauce, butter, sesame oil and hoisin sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes to melt butter and heat the sauce through the rice.

• 3 tablespoons low sodium soy • 1 tablespoons oyster sauce • 1 tablespoon butter • 2 teaspoons sesame oil • 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce • Sliced green onions for garnish if desired

Garnish with green onions and serve. ENJOY!

Recipe Notes Which rice is best? Day old long grain or Jasmine rice (white or brown) is ideal, BUT you don’t need to have pre-cooked rice in your refrigerator waiting to be turned into fried rice. You can cook rice as you normally would: usually 4 cups water to 2 cups dry rice over stove top OR use a rice cooker following manufacturers instructions. Spread rice out evenly on one or two large baking sheets, pans or trays, cover loosely with paper towel and refrigerate for 30 minutes. For an even faster option, throw it in the freezer for about 15 minutes until chilled (not frozen)!



VVVVV I have been returning here since my first visit in 2014. It is not often that a restaurant stays continually excellent... but Thai1 definitely has! The food is always as good as the first time, fresh and tasty. Service always very good. I highly recommend this restaurant and I will keep returning!! Bevvy91

We are the longest established Thai Restaurant in Colchester, Essex, Britain’s oldest recorded town. We pride ourselves on serving only the best in truly authentic Thai dishes, all freshly prepared and cooked from locally sourced suppliers by our highly experienced Bangkok trained Thai chef’s.


VVVVV Fabulous on all fronts Went here for date night with my fiancé and the food didn’t disappoint. Staff were absolutely lovely.. Mr behind the bar was hilarious too.. we’ll definitely return. I can be a little fussy but I found this place an absolute dream. Thanks guys! Xx Chillel W VVVVV Possibly the best meal I’ve ever eaten! Popped in with my partner this evening, the restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and very welcoming staff. However what has made me come online and review is the food. This was possibly the tastiest meal I’ve ever eaten. Everything was delicious; cooked perfectly, perfect seasoning and i left not able to fit another crumb in my stomach. Wow, compliments to the chef, we will certainly be back! joelywebber

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KITCHEN TABLE

Easy cheesy garlic bread

Easy and super cheesy garlic bread can be served as an accompaniment or as a dish all on its own! There’s regular garlic bread, and then there’s THIS Cheesy Garlic Bread. Soft on the inside, CRISPY on the edges.

Serves

Calories

Mins

People

kCal

20 6 448

Ingredients

Instructions

• 14 ounces (400 grams) loaf

Preheat oven to 200°C | 400°F.

French bread, (or Italian), sliced in half horizontally (lengthwise) • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped (or 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic) • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped • 1/4 teaspoon salt, (or to taste) • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese • 1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

Cook Time

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (baking paper), or foil. Arrange bread on baking sheet, cut-side up. In a small-sized bowl, combine together the butter, garlic, fresh parsley and salt. Mix ingredients together until well blended. Evenly spoon the garlic butter mixture evenly over both bread halves right to the edges. Top with the cheeses and sprinkle with the dried parsley. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Broil for about 2 minutes, or until the top is golden and crispy. Slice and serve warm.

Recipe Notes Homemade garlic bread Here we have the BEST cheesy garlic bread you will try in this lifetime. The perfect amount of garlic and butter together gets smeared all over your bread before anything else hits it. Then, a faultless blend of two cheese: mozzarella and parmesan, is sprinkled all over the top. There’s regular garlic bread, and then there’s THIS Cheesy Garlic Bread! Soft on the inside, crispy on the edges, the perfect cheese/butter/garlic ratio. Do i need to wrap garlic bread in foil? For crispy bread on the outside and soft, tender bread on the inside, do not wrap in foil. However, if you like soft bread all over, you can wrap your bread in foil.

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