Sunday, March 27, 2011

Vegetable Fried Rice-How to prepare Vegetable Fried Rice

We usually order Fried rice when we visit hotels but do you know that we can prepare it in no time at home. Moreover the advantage of preparing at home is that we can prepare it to suit our liking, adjust sauces to suit our taste buds and we can also skip ajinomoto which is very harmful for our health. I usually prepare this with brown rice to make it more healthier and it tastes really good with brown rice.How to cook brown rice? .Do try it. Here is a quick recipe for Indo Chinese Vegetable Fried rice-

Vegetable Fried Rice
Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe-How to make Vegetable Fried Rice

Ingredients needed

Basmati rice - 1 cup
Oil -1 tsp for cooking rice

Beans - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Carrot - 1/4 cup
finely chopped
Cabbage - 1 cup shredded
Capsicum -1/4 cup finely chopped
Spring onion greens - 2 1/2 tbsp finely chopped
Garlic -1 1/2 tbsp
Ginger - 1 inch piece

Olive oil/Any refined oil - 2 1/2 tbsp

Vinegar - 1 tsp
Soya sauce -2-3 tsp
Salt and Pepper powder to taste (I used white pepper powder)

Vegetable Fried ricePreparation

Soak Basmati rice for 15 minutes and cook adding 1 1/2 cups of boiling water and a tsp of oil. Fluff it with a fork and spread it on a plate to cool.The cooked grains should be separate.

Finely chop beans, carrot, capsicum and spring onion greens.

Mince garlic and ginger

Shred cabbage into thin fine strip.

Method

  • Heat oil in a pan, when the oil is very hot, add garlic and ginger, saute for a few seconds.Then add beans and fry for a few seconds, followed by carrot, cabbage, capsicum and spring onion greens. (Add vegetables in the same order)
  • All the vegetables should be sauteed on high flame and continuous stirring is necessary as we want the vegetables to be crunchy and not fully cooked.
  • Add cooked rice, soya sauce, vinegar, needed salt and pepper. Mix well and serve hot.
Note

The whole procedure should be done on high flames.

Chopping the vegetables finely is very important.

I did not add soya sauce as I prefer to have without it but you can add soya sauce according to your taste to make it more Chinese.

Adding finely chopped mushrooms along with vegetables makes it even more delicious.

Using olive oil adds more flavor but you can also use any refined oil. Buy Olive oil which is meant for cooking purpose.


Side Dish for Vegetable Fried Rice -

Gobi Manchurian

Chilli Paneer

puppetWhile on my trip to Kodaikanal long time back(Hill station in TN),I saw a very old and poor lady making and selling these puppets for a living. I was touched by her hard work at that age and bought 2 puppets from her. I am happy that the dragon puppet I got from her fitted well for this Chinese Fried Rice.

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.com

66 comments:

  1. Cute puppet and delicious fried rice...! :D

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  2. Lovely presentation,fried rice looks so good.

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  3. Perfect fried rice and lovely presentation as always...

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  4. very comfort food..luv fried rice..looks surely delicious !

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  5. My fried rice for some reason is never in white color. Let me try next time, your way Padhu.

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  6. Perfectly cooked fried rice Padhu!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  7. Delicious and yummy fried rice...

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  8. Hi Padhu

    Fried Rice look so delicious. Like your mascot even I can eat th entire bowl too.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Fried rice looks delicious.. As always, wonderful explanation and good tipps... :-)

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  10. all time fav dish and u made it perfect

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  11. hmmmm i can smell that aroma sure it would be amazing in taste.

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  12. Perfect beautiful rice,makes me hungry.

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  13. very cute puppet !! fried rice looks so inviting and delicious !!

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  14. wonderful presentation and awesome

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  15. I too can finish this whole bowl the Fried rice look so perfect just like the ones you get at restaurants.

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  16. Delicious fried rice and cute pictures.drooling here.

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  17. WOW It Reminds me of an aromatic fried rice at my fav place in India...Luks Delicious

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  18. The puppet is the hero of the show accompanied by a yummy rice...

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  19. Fried rice looks lovely and inviting...just like ur puppet I can finish that bowlof rice too...:)
    btw, dragon puppet is cute!

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  20. Cute pics, Padhu..Love this yummy fried rice..

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  21. Delicious Chinese!!! Cute Puppet!!!

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  22. Looks delicious...mouthwatering...thanks for sharing.

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  23. Vegetable fried rice looks dleicious Padu.

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  24. fried rice looks just perfect ! loved it !

    http://onlyfishrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  25. delicious looking fried rice. i make it the same way... looks tempting..

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  26. பப்பட் ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கு...

    ப்ரைட் ரைஸிம் சூபர்ப்...

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  27. Lovely presentation,fried rice looks so good.Nice Collection of Recipes haapy to follow uuu

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  28. love this recipe... nice combination of veggies and rice :)

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  29. Lovely recipe and the puppet looks so cute

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  30. I would love to try this fried rice and cooking the veggies in high flames .love the one pot meal..

    Aaha Oho

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  31. Hey wow rice looks just perfect!!!

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  32. Hai lovely & perfect i love it very easy

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  33. your art work is really commendable

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  34. tried it yesterday.. Came out well.. Thanks fr the wonderful recipe..

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  35. nice recipe :) But how many people does it serve?

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  36. tomorrow i'm gonna tri it padhu akka. hope it comes out well

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  37. Perfect! It came out well & tastes great! Thanks a bunch!

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  38. Puppet story touched my heart. Wish to meet you for the same.

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  39. Can we add lemon juice instead of vinegar, madam?

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  41. Sometimes I do add lemon juice instead of vinegar but vinegar gives a different taste. Sauces can adjusted according to your preferences.We can keep in touch through facebook.

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  42. hai mam,am a bachelor staying away from home and cooks ma food. i was bored of my own same food and came to know abt ur website last week. thank u so much mam as i have started to love my food and enjoy cooking. i have tried ur veg fried rice, cauliflower pulavu etc. and my colleagues say am a good cook now..thank u mam..

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  43. We tried 3 recipes (veg fried rice,Gobi manchurian & chilli paneer) from your website on some good occasion yesterday.We triple the recipe & tried it for more persons.
    It is a heavenly treat padma akka & all are foolproof recipes.Till yesterday,we have been thinking that all these rich& yummy dishes can be made tasty only in restaurants,but that is wrong after trying these recipes of yours,it tastes absolutely yummy & more tasty than the restaurants ones.Whenever I go to restaurant my first choice would be veg fried rice & Gobi manchurian.Hereafter no need to go for restaurants to have this & it can be made at home,it is health wise good & can save money spending there in restaurants.
    All your recipes are very tasty and your children are very lucky that they can have tasty food all days .
    Thanks for sharing veg fried rice recipe & going to make it for next weekend as well .

    Ravi

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  44. Awesome. ..I tried fried rice earlier..always a flop.but after reading this recipe,I finally made awesome fried rice....thanks padhu...

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  45. Hi Padu,

    I would like to thank you for sharing some of the recipes. We have tried your Veg Pulao,Veg fried rice,rava dosa,channa masala and paneer butter masala. All the dishes have come out very good and all of us were very happy to taste these dishes made at home.Keep churning new recipes for us to try and enjoy

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  46. Hi , I tried veg fried rice as per recipe, It was awesome and my family loved it.

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  47. Hi, I tried your veg noodles yesterday and it was super yumm ... unfortunately i followed the same receipe for veg fried rice and bang it failed, though the taste was good the rice inspite of me cooking 3/4th broke into halves :(. Gonna try this (veg fried rice) again tomom :)

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  48. You need an apostrophe in the title. It should be Padhu's kitchen. Your recipes are great!

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  49. Tried this recipe and my son instantly emptied the plate. It is a fantastic recipe especially the high flame cooking throughout the steps,
    God bless you for all your ideas,
    Thanks again.

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  50. Hi Padma...the rice looks very irresistible :) I tried it making it earlier following my own method but it always turned dark...may be slightly brown at the very minute of adding soya sauce.so how should we keep the rice white...should the soya sauce be added in just drops.kindly guide. Thanks again

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  51. Ashy Baby - Thank you for your nice words. The rice will turn slightly brown if you add soya sauce. I did not add much as my daughter does not like it.

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  52. Hi Padhu
    I really enjoy your recipes. It was sweet of you to buy the puppets from the lady. God bless you and keep on posting wonderful veg recipes :)

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