• Serves 6
  • Makes 6
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 15 Ingredients


A great alternative to sandwiches in the lunchbox with the added benefit of a whole heap of veggies included. You can use any vegetables you have in the fridge (although my broccoli always goes soggy in the lunchbox and never gets eaten).

Ingredients (serves 6 | makes 6 Serves)

  • 3 Chicken Breasts, cut into bit sized pieces
  • 2 Cups Cooked Rice
  • 6 Rashes Bacon (you can use substantially less than this, but I love bacon!)
  • 1/2 Red Capsicum, diced
  • 1 sml can Corn
  • 1 sml Onion, diced
  • 1 Carrot, diced
  • 2 Stalks Celery, diced
  • 2 Spring onions, sliced
  • 1 small bunch Snow Peas
  • 1 Healthy Splash Soy Sauce (NB: many soy sauces contain gluten)
  • 1 dolop Honey
  • 1/2 bunch Basil
  • 1tsp Crushed Ginger
  • 2tsp Crushed Garlic


  1. In a large frypan, cook the chicken and set aside.
  2. Using the same pan, fry bacon for 2 minutes, then add garlic, ginger, onion and carrot and fry for a further few minutes until they are almost cooked
  3. Add capsicum, corn, celery and stir for 2 minutes until they begin to go soft and then add the cooked rice. Stir until it is quite dry and then add soy sauce and honey to taste. Stir until lightly coated and cook.
  4. Add chicken and mix through. Serve hot or cold with basil, snow peas and spring onions to taste. If you don't have nut allergies, then add some cashew nuts for a bit of extra crunch.


The most time consuming part of this recipe is all the cutting. Obviously it can be reduced if you reduce the amount of vegetables in it. My husband likes his with a little container of sweet chilli sauce to make up for no egg or nuts.

  • That is such a great idea. I’ve never thought of doing fried rice for school


  • My kids like fried rice, but I’ve never tried making it. Maybe now…


  • This is my idea of fried rice. Yum. Will be making this one.


  • I tried this recipe last week for my kids school lunches. They loved it and happily had it two days in a row ! I’ll definitely be making this again. Thanks for posting :)


  • Tried this recipe and it was so tasty in the lunch time.


  • A good work lunch full of goodness, easily changed.


  • This looks like a very yummy dish.


  • yum, I won’t be giving it to the kids though hahah I will be having it myself!!


  • I never thought to try fried rice for my kids’ lunches – thanks for the inspiration!


  • Thank you so much for sharing! This looks wonderful! I can’t wait to try it! :D


  • Great alternative to sandwiches indeed! Hope my kids like it!


  • A great idea for lunches! I don’t know why it’s hard for me to think outside of the box but will definitely be remembering this one.


  • love a good sandwich alternative in a lunch box!


  • Pleasing to the eye, hoping my daughter might like it


  • added benefit


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