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-
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)
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.
- 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.
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 -
While 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