Stir Fried Rice with Spiced Calamari

Serves 4

1 packet Asian Home Gourmet Cantonese Stir Fried Rice

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 small red capsicum, seeded and sliced

3 cups cooked rice

2 green onions, sliced

100g snow peas, trimmed and sliced

3 squid hoods, cleaned

2 teaspoons five spice powder

2 tablespoons salt

Heat a little oil in a wok or large non stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the egg and swirl around to coat the edges of the wok. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until just set then remove the omelette and set aside before chopping into small strips.

Heat a little more oil in the wok. Add the red capsicum, cook for 2 minutes until just tender then add the Cantonese Stir Fried Rice paste. Cook for 2 minutes before adding the rice.

Toss the rice well in the mixture to coat evenly. Stir through the sliced omelette, green onions and snow peas and cook for another 3-4 minutes until the rice is warmed through. Remove from heat and keep warm.

Meanwhile to cook the calamari, combine the five spice and salt in a bowl. Cut the squid hoods into pieces approximately 8cm x 5cm and score one side into a diamond pattern.

Lightly dust the calamari in the spiced salt, then cook in batches in hot oil until golden. Drain on paper towel. Serve calamari with the fried rice.

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