Easy Week Night Meals – Fried Rice

Since starting on the elimination diet, fried rice has become one of our week-night staples.  It is easy to make and very quick, especially if you already have cooked chicken on hand.  We usually have some left over roast chicken in the freezer.  This recipe is based on Birgit’s Indonesian-style fried rice, in The Failsafe Cookbook.

Fried Rice

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for Amines Challenge, RPAH Elimination Diet - Amines Allowed, RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe, RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical, RPAH Elimination Diet – Very High Chemical, Salicylate Challenge
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Quick and easy week-night meal. This fried rice can be made with whatever you have in the fridge.


  • 1 cup long grain rice (uncooked)
  • 2-3 spring onions (finely chopped)
  • 1/8 cabbage (red or green, finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup green beans (chopped)
  • 1 Small tin bamboo shoots (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 cup mung bean sprouts (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup cooked chicken (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water

If Amines are tolerated: (Optional)

  • 2 Slices preservative-free bacon (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon malt vinegar

If Moderate Glutmates are tolerated: (Optional)

  • 1/2 cup peas (instead of beans)

If Moderate Salicylates are tolerated: (Optional)

  • 1 carrot (finely chopped)

To serve: (Optional)

  • Tamari (very high amines and glutamates)


1. Cook the rice, as per the instructions, then set aside.
2. If using bacon, cook the bacon in a non-stick frying pan, remove and place onto some paper towel.
3. Lightly beat the eggs and add to the frying pan, cook and stir until it looks like dried scrambled eggs. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the vegetables and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Add the chicken and bacon (if using) and cook until heated through.
Add the rice and stir until well mixed and cooked.
Fried Rice
Combine the malt vinegar (if using), water and golden syrup, stir through the rice just before serving
Fried Rice
6. If some salicylates and glutamates can be tolerated, serve with Abundant Earth Tamari - reduced salt soy sauce which has no preservatives, artificial colours or flavours and is wheat-free.


Low Chemical / Very High Amines / Moderate Salicylates / Moderate Glutamates


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4 Responses to Easy Week Night Meals – Fried Rice

  1. Oscar's Mum says:

    Yes, golden syrup, maple syrup (pure) and rice malt syrup are all low salicylate alternatives to honey. I find the rice malt syrup is closest in taste to honey and you can get it from some health food stores and online from Allergy Train.

  2. Michelle says:

    Golden Syrup is low Salicylates???? Since honey is off the list I've been wondering what I can substitute – hooray! So glad I found your site 🙂

  3. Oscar's Mum says:

    Thanks. I hadn't come across that one, but it looks like another great source of ideas.

  4. Kebeni says:

    that sounds yummy. It must be tough thinking up recipes. Have you seen this site http://www.foodyoucaneat.com/

    It used to be great, you could put in foods you could use and it would throw recipes back at you but it looks like it may have changed a bit