Roll on the drumsticks - fridge flotsam magically turned into a fake Chinese takeaway
It's Food Waste Action Week. That means not wasting any food. Simple.
Apparently we waste 1/3 of all food globally, and we chuck away a tenth of takeaways we order. And that is B A D.
So The Felix Project, purveyors of surplus food to worthy causes, has come up with a campaign. Turn stuff that you were probably going to bin into a tasty takeaway-style supper to eat in front of Battle of Britain.
If you're feeling inspired by my sort-of-Chinese stir fry (and how could you not be?), I'd love to see what you can come up with, using leftovers. Cook 'em up, post them on FoodTribe with #FelixFakeaways in the title, and tag me in the comments.
If the video hasn't put you off, here's my recipe for you to try at home.
- Leftover chicken
- A spring onion
- 2 small chillies
- A small piece of ginger
- A small carrot
- A egg
- Leftover rice
- Oyster sauce
- Maggi seasoning
- Vegetable oil
- Chop up all your ingredients, and crack the egg into a small bowl.
- Put the wok or frying pan on a medium/high heat and add some oil.
- Add the ginger, cook it for a minute or so.
- Add the rice, make sure to cook it thoroughly.
- Move the rice to the sides of the wok or pan and add the egg to the middle of the pan. Scramble it then mix it into the rice.
- Move the rice to the side again, then add the carrots and chillies.
- Mix them around then add a healthy dollop of oyster sauce.
- Turn the heat up then add the chicken.
- Bung in the spring onion
- Squirt in Maggi Seasoning, stir it all up
- Serve to ungrateful wretches
These are the leftovers I happened to have. You could do this with any meat or veg bits. Peas go well in the rice. Avoid adding cheese.