Teppanyaki with Pancetta and Vegetables


It isn’t the Mountains ahead that wear you down; it’s the pebble in your shoe” – Muhammad Ali

This is is another great dish for Carb Loading before a big event, or just a great healthy dish in general.

I had this dish the night before Welsh 10km Championships at Cardiff Bay and ended up taking 43 seconds off of my previous best time.

Carrot is great for the health of our digestive system and the intestines whilst it also helps reduce the risk of heart disease. Not to mention carrying lots of vital Vitamins and minerals.

The egg also carries vital Vitamin B in addition to the obvious protein benefits, whilst Rice has the tons of carbs needed in order to fuel the glucose stores for the event coming up. It is also a low GI sugar content food which is better for athletes as it helps us perform at a higher standard for longer.


2 cups of white rice ( 220 Calories, 1.9g Fat, 45g Carbs, 5.2g Protein)

1 tablespoon of peanut oil ( 119.3 Calories, 13.5g Fat, 0g Carbs, 0g Protein)

2 eggs ( 132 Calories, 9.2g Fat, 0.2g Carbs, 6.4g Protein)

1/2 cup of frozen peas defrosted ( 55.4 Calories, 0.3g Fat, 9.9g Carbs, 3.8g Protein)

1 carrot finely chopped ( 52 Calories, 0g Fat, 12g Carbs, 1g Protein)

1 teaspoon of sesame oil ( 120 Calories, 13.6g Fat, 0g Carbs, 0g Protein)

2 tablespoons of butter ( 136 Calories, 15g Fat, 0.2g Carbs, 0.2g Protein)

2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped ( 8 Calories, 0g Fat, 2g Carbs, 0.4g Protein)

1 tbsp soy sauce ( 5 Calories, 0g Fat, 1g Carbs, 1g Protein) 

2 Small Packs thinly chopped pancetta ( 140 Calories, 13g Fat, 1g Carbs, 3g Protein)


1) Cook the Rice according to the Packet Instructions.

2) Whilst the rice is cooking, heat the oil in a wok or frying pan for a couple of minutes. Whisk the eggs together in a jug and add to the pan and cook until nearly set, omelette like. Once done, set aside on a spare plate for later.

3) Add the carrot, garlic, pancetta and peas to the pan and cook until for 5 minutes on a medium heat.

4) Add the rice to the vegetables and pancetta, mixing and stirring everything thoroughly.

5) Once done, add the butter on top and mix everything together again.

6) Serve in to bowls and ready to eat.

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