Friday, June 27, 2014

Fried rice

I have moved to a new city again and as expected the first few days were super hectic and disorganized. In between this chaos and slogging I have had bouts of nostalgia too. Till you settle in your new house and it transforms to a home it is bound to continue.

On one such lovely romp down the memory lane I started thinking about food, restaurant which left me ravenous.

So with the limited pantry supplies I had to make something that is simple, fresh at the same time filling. Since I had a bunch of fresh spring onions I decided to make fried rice  (south Indian restaurant style yea  ... Indo-chinese).

It is just chopped veggies tossed with pepper and rice. To get good fried rice, rice has to be cooked to perfection. They should be firm and separate not sticky. You can use any rice but I prefer basmati. 

(serves - 2)

  • Rice - 1 cup (basmathi preferred)
  • Spring onion - 3
  • Spring onion green - 3
  • Capsicum - 1/4 cup
  • Cabbage - 1/4 cup
  • Carrot - 1/4 cup
  • Beans - 1/4 cup
  • Ginger - 1 tsp finely chopped
  • Garlic - 1 tsp finely chopped
  • Green chilli - 2 (whole chilli just slit it)(optional)
  • Pepper - 1 tbsp (freshly ground)
  • Oil - 1tbsp
  • Salt

  1. Chop all the vegetables finely. 
 2. Cook rice in a pressure cooker. Rice should be non sticky so if it is basmathi rice for 1 cup  add 2 cups of water. If it is normal rice then 3. Pressure cook for 2 or maximum 3 whistles. Spread it on a plate and allow it to cool.

3. Take a big wok or kadai. Heat oil and add green chilli, garlic and ginger. Saute for few seconds. Add all the vegetables and cook in high flame for 3 to 4 minutes.

4. Add rice, salt, pepper and stir fry for few more minutes in high flame.

5. Remove from heat and DIG IN !!!

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