Chinese Hash

Thursday 10 March 2011

I had quite the day yesterday. I was in hospital having a cortizone injection into my right knee . . . I know . . .Yikes!! The things we have to do . . . not something I ever really wanted, but something I needed and I am really hopeful that it will make a difference to my mobility. It's no fun being called hop-along!

Anyways, that meant that today I was having to take it a bit easy and not use my leg an awful lot. Heck, I am not even allowed to take a bath or shower for 48 hours, nor do they want me to drive. Who'd a thunk it would be so involved!

Anyways, this tasty recipe is my way of taking things easy. It's one of those just throw what you like into the pan recipes. Whatever vegetables you have in the fridge that you are craving or wanting to use up. Today I used cabbage, carrots, swede, cauliflower, onions and peppers. Other days it might be something else. It all depends on what I have and how I feel.

You can use any meat that you like as well. I used chicken today, but you can use pork or beef or lamb if you want, although in all honesty I've never had it with lamb actually. You can even throw in some cooked shrimp if you wanted to. It uses a large package of cooked rice, so that makes it even easier. Or you could use leftover rice if you have any.

Just a few spices and condiments, some frozen peas, and a quick stir around the pan and presto chango! You got a delicious meal that everyone likes!

Well everyone in my house at any rate!

*Chinese Hash*
Serves 4
Printable Recipe

This is one of those meals that uses up whatever vegetables and meat you have in the fridge that need using up, and tastes great! I love little bit of this and little bit of that meals!

a bit of oil
2 cups of chopped cooked meat (chicken, pork, beef)
4 cups of chopped raw vegetables (cabbage, carrots, swede, peppers, onions, cauliflower,
broccoli, courgettes, bean sprouts, beans . . . in other words just about any vegetable you have to hand)
1 family pack of cooked rice (one that gives 4 servings)
a large handful of frozen peas, or frozen peas and corn
2 TBS dark soy sauce
1 fat clove of garlic, peeled and minced
1 tsp chinese five spice
a good dollop of hoisin sauce (according to your taste)
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Heat a large skillet (with a lid) over medium high heat. Add a splash of oil and once it heats up toss in the meat and the garlic. Cook and stir until heated through. Add the chopped raw vegetables. I chop the ones that take longer to cook smaller and leave the ones which cook fairly quickly in larger chunks. Sprinkle with 1 TBS of the soy sauce.the hoisin sauce, and the chinese five spice, stirring it all through. Cover with the lid and cook over medium low heat, until the vegetables are crispy tender. Remove the lid and add the rice from the package, crumbing it in and stirring it all together. Add the peas and the remaining soy sauce. Cover and heat through. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Note, you can add cooked shrimps if you want, and cooked scrambled egg as well. Add it at the end and just heat through as both of these would turn rubbery if you over cook them.


  1. Oh, no! I'm so sorry you had to go through that today, Marie! Haven't had one yet, but I understand they're VERY painful! Hope you're taking it easy and will feel fabulous very soon!

    Looks like the perfect meal--I love one-skillet dishes--never seen a Chinese one like this!

    Sending you so much love and quick-healing wishes tonight my sweet friend!


  2. Cortizone is no fun, I had a couple of spinal epidurals so can sympathise! Looks a very tasty meal and not much washing up!

  3. Know how that feels - I had to have one of my knees drained. Hope you feel better very soon.

  4. I hope the shot works..

    I sympathize and empathize with you.
    WE love this type of meal..Please take care..My little Mary Engelbreit calendar says All Will Be Well today...

  5. This looks like something I'll have to try out. I have some fresh veggies in the in the fridge so will put them to good use.

  6. Hope you feel better quick!
    We love Chinese food, and I love this recipe for the ability to make it up fast.

  7. I hope you feel better soon and the injection does the trick for you quick smart. Great looking dish, Chinese food is great for quick and tasty isn't it.

  8. Feel better soon, and this Chinese recipe looks awesome.


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