Vegetable Fried Rice recipe
Vegetable fried rice is my son's favourite Chinese dish... Irrespective of whatever restaurant we go, he orders this dish... Seeing his craze for this dish, I decided that its high time I learnt to cook this dish :)
I have prepared this without adding MSG (aji-no-moto) and in spite of that, it tasted well.
White Rice - 2 cups
Carrots - 4-5 medium sized
Beans - 10-15
Cabbage - 1/4 kg
Capsicum - 1/2 - small size
Spring Onion - 3-4
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tbspn
Vinegar - 3 tbspns
Green chillies - 2-3
Dry red chilly - 1
Oil - 5 tbspns
Soak the rice in water for 15 min. Boil and cook the rice and keep aside. Pl. ensure that the rice does not get over cooked. Even 90% cooked rice is fine but it should never be over cooked.
Chop the beans, cabbage, capsicum and finely chop the carrots into small cubes as shown in the picture. Keep aside.
Finely Chop the green chillies and keep aside.
Take a frying pan and pour 4-5 tbspns of oil and heat it. Once the oil is hot, break and add the red chilly pieces into it and allow to fry. Then add the carrots and beans into the oil and mix well. Keep the flame high.
Keep mixing it well for 4-5 minutes. Then add the chopped cabbage into the pan and mix well. Add salt.
Allow the vegetables to get sauteed in high flame itself for a couple of minutes. Make sure you keep stirring the vegetables in between so that they dont get burnt at the bottom of the pan.
Then add the chopped green chillies and spring onion and mix thoroughly. Add the ginger garlic paste. Mix thoroughly and allow these to get fried in high flame itself. Keep stirring/mixing so that the vegetables or the ginger-garlic do not get burnt. Add venegar and keep mixing thoroughly for a minute in medium flame.
Finally add the rice, add salt and mix well.
Fried rice is ready. Garnish with finely chopped spring onion.
This can be eaten with Soya Sauce and/or Green Chilli-Garlic sauce.
Vegetable Manchurian or Gobi (cauliflower) Manchurian - Dry or with Gravy are very good side dished for fried rice. Click here to see how to make Gobi (Cauliflower) Manchurian (Dry).
Serves 2-3 people.