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Gok Wan’s pimping up your packet rice with 3 recipes!

Inflation costs may be soaring but Gok is keeping costs down in the kitchen at least. He'll be pimping up packet rice by giving us 3 rice recipes to choose from - his Singapore fried rice, Mexican fried rice and spicy tuna fried rice are all really simple, really tasty and really easy on the bank balance too!

Curried rice

Serves: 2


1 tsp oil

½ red pepper

½ green pepper

Leftover chicken, shredded 

50g fine green beans, cut into bite size pieces

1 tbsp jalfrezi curry paste

1 tbsp tomato puree

1 Packet of microwave plain long grain rice, cook according to packet instructions 

2 fresh tomatoes, cut into quarters

Pinch salt 

To serve:  Fried egg per person and chopped fresh coriander


1. Heat the oil and fry off the peppers until soft. Add the leftover chicken and green beans and fry off for a further 2 minutes. 

2. Add the curry paste, tomato puree and cook off for 1 minute before adding the rice. 

3. At the last moment, add the chopped fresh tomatoes, season with salt and then top with a fried egg and chopped coriander.

Chipotle rice

Serves: 2


1 Pepper, cut into strips 

50g Peas 

1 small can sweet corn

1 tin Black beans 

1 tsp Chipotle paste - add a heaped tsp if you prefer medium to spicy

1 tsp turmeric

3 cooked sausages, sliced 

1 packet microwave plain long grain rice, cooked according to packet instructions. 

Zest and juice of 1 Lime 

Parsley, chopped


1. Add 1 tsp oil to a pan and fry off the peppers, peas, sweetcorn, blackbeans for 2 minutes or until slightly soft.  

2. Add the chipotle paste, turmeric, sliced sausage and cook through for 2-3 minutes to coat everything. 

3. Add the rice and combine everything together in the pan. Squeeze over the lime and serve the chopped parsley. 

Spiced tuna rice

Serves: 2-4


1 packet Mexican rice 

160g frozen peas

1 tin tuna in spring water

1 small tin sweetcorn 

6 dashes Tabasco sauce

Sriracha sauce


1. Place the packet rice into the microwave and cook according to packet instructions. 

2. Put the peas into a bowl and microwave for two minutes to warm through.

3. Add the tinned tuna, sweetcorn and warm peas into a bowl then add the tabasco sauce and mix together well. Add the rice and top with the sriracha sauce and serve.

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