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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.

6w ago

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.

S​o 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.

FoodTribe challenge

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.

Leftovers stir fry

Vaguely reminiscent of a Chinese takeaway staple

Prep time10min
Cook time10min
Total time20min


  • 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


  1. Chop up all your ingredients, and crack the egg into a small bowl.
  2. Put the wok or frying pan on a medium/high heat and add some oil.
  3. Add the ginger, cook it for a minute or so.
  4. Add the rice, make sure to cook it thoroughly.
  5. 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.
  6. Move the rice to the side again, then add the carrots and chillies.
  7. Mix them around then add a healthy dollop of oyster sauce.
  8. Turn the heat up then add the chicken.
  9. B​ung in the spring onion
  10. S​quirt in Maggi Seasoning, stir it all up
  11. S​erve to ungrateful wretches

Recipe Notes

T​hese 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.

Recipe by

James May

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Comments (11)

  • We can do this FoodTribe! I love the facial hair 😍

      1 month ago
  • I’d eat it, though I think that carrot was probably beyond help, the rest looks good. Did you have to borrow a garden?

      1 month ago
  • Very exciting!!! But I did wonder, did you all use the same fork?

      1 month ago
  • Never expected James to type B A D... I'll give this recipe a try

      1 month ago
  • I know if I was part of the crew I would have been the first to try it

      1 month ago