Saturday, June 27, 2015


Vegetable Fried Rice

Quick delicious and simple to make.
Few ingredients come together to make a comfort dish. 

Prep Time           Cook Time          Ready in              Serves                  Cuisine
20 min                  20 min                  40 min                  3-4                       Indo-Chinese


Cooking the Rice
  • Long Grained Rice Or Basmati Rice-1 Cup
  • Water-4.5 To 5 Cups 
  •  Salt-½ Teaspoon Or As Required
  •  Oil-2 To 3 Drops

Rest of the Ingredients
  • Finely Chopped Vegetables -Cabbage, Celery,Carrots, Capsicum Or Bell Peppers (Green, Red Or Yellow),Green Peas (Cooked)-1.5 Cups
  • Ginger And Garlic Paste-1teaspoon
  • Soya Sauce-1 Tsp(Add As Required)
  • Black Pepper Powder-1teaspoon ( Add As Required)
  • Oil/Butter-2 Tablespoon
  • Salt- As Required


Cooking the rice

Rinse rice very well till the water runs clear of starch. Soak rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain and keep aside.

In a pot, bring to a gentle boil 4.5 to 5 cups of water with salt and 2 to 3 drops of oil.
Add the soaked and drained rice to the hot water.

On a low to medium flame cook the rice without the lid.
When the rice becomes just cooked, remove the pot from fire and drain the rice.
You can also gently rinse the rice in water so that they stop cooking and don't stick to each other. Cover the rice and keep aside till the rice cools completely.

Another method

Saute the rice (1 cup) in 1tablespoon oil until translucent, stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes. Add water (1.5 cups) and salt. Bring it to boil, stir and then reduce the heat to low-medium. Cover and cook until liquid is absorbed - around 10-12 minutes. Let it cool.

Preparing the fried rice

Chop the veggies finely and keep aside.

Heat oil/butter in a wok or a pan. Add the ginger and garlic and saute for some seconds. No need to brown the garlic.

Then add all the finely chopped veggies including the celery. Increase the flame on a high and stir fry the veggies on a high flame.
You have to continuously toss and stir while frying so that the veggies are uniformly cooked and do not get burnt.
The veggies have to be stir fried, till they are almost cooked and yet retain their crunchiness and crispiness.

Add the soy sauce, salt and pepper. Stir quickly and add the rice. Stir fry for a few minutes till the sauce has coated the fried rice well. Keep a check when adding salt, as soy sauce already has salt in it.

To give a sweet taste to the vegetable fried rice, you can add a bit of tomato sauce.
To give a hot taste and flavor, you can add some red chili sauce or green chili sauce.

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