An easy ‘fridge clean up’ recipe, this fried rice with salami, sundried tomatoes, herbs is a perfect lunch box or weeknight dish that brilliantly comes together in no time at all.
This should have been actually named ‘the leftover rice’ as the dish was created with a few ingredients I had in the fridge – a few slices of salami, bell peppers, sundried tomatoes and a garden full of herbs.
The ability to create dishes out of leftovers and the odd bit of vegetables lying around in the fridge is something I have inherited from my mother. The previous day’s steamed rice is never eaten in the same form the next day in my house – it always dons a new role in the form of a rice dish or patties etc. And having this ability has also helped me immensely in keeping the food budget in check.
I admit I was a little hesitant about how the final dish will turn out to be but surprisingly, it was deleeecious (according to my son, in true George Pig style!)
This fried rice with salami, sundried tomatoes, herbs is not a classic fried rice at all. It’s more of an idea on how to use leftovers so feel free to mix up ingredients.
While you can use any type of salami, the spicy varieties lend more flavour to the overall dish without really being hot.
Fried Rice with Salami, Sundried Tomatoes, Herbs
- Medium grained rice – 2 cups or any that’s leftover except sticky rice
- Salami – 6-8 slices cut into small pieces (the spicy flavoured one is more delish)
- Sundried tomatoes – 5-6 strips cut into small pieces
- Green bell pepper/capsicum – 1 medium cut into small pieces
- Fresh thyme; 2 sprigs
- Fresh parsley – 3-4 sprigs; finely chopped
- Chilli flakes – to season optional
- Salt – to season
- Vegetable oil – 2-3 tbsp.
- If you are making rice from scratch, cook rice in salted boiling water, drain and keep aside. (Make sure that it is not overcooked and mushy). Or use leftover rice.
- In a large wok, heat oil and add the salami pieces frying on low flame for about half a minute.
- Then add the bell peppers, sundried tomatoes and herbs; sauté on medium heat for about 30 seconds.
- Add the rice and mix thoroughly; taste and season with salt if necessary.
If you are looking for more ‘leftover rice’ recipes, then do check out this delicious Egg Broccolini Rice.
Thank you for linking the recipe to my giveaway..Lovely combo for rice 🙂
Jasvinder Singh Obhan
How do you sun dry tomatoes and how is it different from Regular tomatoes?
Sun dried tomatoes are available commercially and its much easier getting it off the shelf. But if you want to make it yourself, here’s a link you can follow – http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Sun-Dried-Tomatoes