Thursday, January 4, 2018

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 , separate and 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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