Snow Denn Lodge

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Five Easy 15 minute meals

Posted on March 18, 2019 at 11:25 PM
During our first couple of years here at Snow Denn Lodge we have seen a very diverse range of things cooked and enjoyed in our kitchens from the simple Baked Beans on Toast to people creating cakes, biscuits and heavenly chocolatey desserts to share with the other Backpackers. This is a great way to make friends!

As Cooking is a huge passion of mine and I thought why not share a few of my favourite breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes with you. All recipes are easy, simple, can be made at the lodge and best of all they are delicious!

Most of my recipes I adapt from other recipes I read or find, weather is from the back of packets of ingredients or from recipes from the internet. But the most special recipes and 90% of my recipes come from the hundreds of recipe books I have ranging from my Nana's old recipe books to the latest chefs and celebrity cook books. What can I say, it sure is a passion.

So to start us off here is the first one of my five easy 15 minute meals for dinner. Enjoy and Happy Cooking.

This is adapted from Nadia Lim's Recipe from her Fresh Start Cookbook

All ingredients cant be found at our two local supermarkets Methven Supervalue and Methven 4 Square

Bacon Egg and Pea Fried Rice

Fried rice sauce

soy sauce 1½ - 2 teaspoons

Vegetable or Sesame oil 1 teaspoon

ginger 1 teaspoon, minced

garlic 1 clove, minced

Fried rice

oil 1 teaspoon

lean shoulder bacon 80g (about 2 rashers), diced

cold cooked rice 2 cups (leftover from 1-2 days before is best)

peas 1 cup (frozen, defrosted or slightly preboiled if you have time)

spring onions 2, finely sliced

eggs 2, lightly whisked with a pinch of salt

To serve

red chilli ½, finely chopped (optional)


1.Combine fried rice sauce ingredients together and set aside.

2.Heat oil in a wok or large non-stick fry pan on high heat. Cook bacon for about 2 minutes until it starts to crisp up, Add peas, spring onion and then add rice and stir-fry for another 2 minutes. Add fried rice sauce, and toss for 1-2 more minutes to mix and heat through. Push the fried rice to one side in the pan.

3. Add remaining oil to the other side of the hot pan and add beaten eggs. Cook quickly for about 1 minute, using a wooden spoon or fish slice to scramble the eggs slightly and break them up. When they are just beginning to set as an omelette, roughly break or chop up the omelette in the pan with the wooden spoon, and toss through the rest of the fried rice.

To serve, divide fried rice between plates and top with some fresh chilli, if using.


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