Friday, 26 August 2011

Vegetable Fried Rice

My mom is a wonderful cook with an amazing level of patience. This blog is to you Mom for teaching me how to cook great food with a pinch of passion added to it!

Fried rice is one of my all time favourites and my mom used to pack this for lunch while I was studying and even after I pursued my career. This is a simple and easy vegetable fried rice which I adapted from her.

INGREDIENTS

BASMATI RICE ----- 1 CUP
ONION ----- 1
GREEN CHILLY ----- 2
VEGETABLES ----- 1 CUP
GINGER & GARLIC PASTE ---- 1TBSP
WHOLE SPICES(4 Cloves, 2 Cardamom, 1 Small bay leaf)
MINT AND CORIANDER LEAVES
PEPPER POWDER ----- A PINCH
GHEE, OIL
SALT

METHOD

  • Wash and cook 1 cup rice with 2.5cups of water in a pressure cooker. After the first whistle put flame to sim and cook for 4 mins
  • Put off the flame and let the cooker sit for a while until its easy to open the lid
  • Now add 1tsp of ghee to the hot rice, mix lightly with a wooden ladle and keep it without covering.This helps rice not to stick together
  • In a large pan add 1tsp ghee and 1tsp oil. Add the whole spices to the hot oil.
  • Then add the sliced onion and saute until light brown. Add 1/2tsp salt at this stage
  • Add the slit green chillies and saute. Now add ginger garlic paste and saute lightly
  • Add vegetables whatever available. Thin strips of carrot, beans, pieces of cauliflower and frozen/fresh green peas. I reserve the slices of capsicum to be added later.
  • Saute the vegetables for a minute. Cover the pan and let it cook a little in the steam with no water added. Not too soft but just tender
  • Add the capsicum pieces now and saute a little. It cooks very fast
  • Add a pinch of pepper powder, stir and put the flame to low. Mix the cooked rice with the vegetables and add the chopped mint and coriander leaves.
  • Check for salt 
  • Saute all this together for about 2mins.
  • Serve with a raita
NOTE

For making it an egg fried rice, scramble two eggs with a little salt and pepper,add it to the fried rice and give it a good mix.



3 comments:

  1. I like an easy and quick recipe and this one to be simple. Will try soon. Thanks

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  2. will try this one out soon, i add every thing and pressure cook it, will try this one and let you know

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  3. Looking too good Let's try on one day. post the comment soon. lavanya

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