Saturday, May 3, 2008

VEGETABLE FRIED RICE

I love chinese food.Its one of my favorite cuisines to eat when my hubby and i are tired of eating Indian food.Ones in a while we do take out from chinese restaurants here in US.But the amount of oil,fat in the food just puts me down.So i try my best to prepare chinese style food at home my way.Fried rice is always in our menu during take out so that was in my list- to cook.Here is a quick ,easy and simple way of making chinese style veg fried rice.As its common to use soya sauce in every recipe that the chinese make i opted not to use it as i personally feel that totally ruins the flavor of the rice.If you like it then you can very well use it.

INGREDIENTS

Cooked rice - 2 cups(preferably long grain rice)

olive oil-1 tbsp

green chilies-2-3 nos,finely chopped

gin-gar paste-1 tsp

mushroom - 1 cup,sliced

cabbage - 1 cup,shredded

green onions/scallions - 3 nos,finely chopped both green and white portion

carrot - 1 , diced small

green pepper - 1/2 a piece, diced small

crushed black pepper(fresh)-1 tsp

salt to taste

FOR SCRAMBLED EGGS

Eggs- 2

milk- a tbsp

salt and pepper

METHOD

Heat oil in a wok/pan.Ones the oil gets hot then from then everything should be done quickly.So keep everything ready before starting to cook.When the oil gets screaming hot add green chillies.Stir it for a couple of seconds and then add all the vegetables and gin-gar paste.Add salt.Cook it on high heat.Do not leave the stove at any point during cooking.As all the vegtables are diced small they will cook quickly.Keep stirring until the vegetables are partially cooked.Its good to have a slight crunch while eating the fried rice.Now add the rice and stir it all together.Check the salt.Ones everything gets combined switch off the flame.

Heat a pan.Add some oil.Crack 2 eggs in a bowl ,add milk and beat it using a whisk.Add salt and pepper.Now pour it into the pan .Lower the heat and stir it until the eggs get cooked.Constant stirring will help create smaller and softer curds.

Serve the rice with scrambled eggs on top.If you are a vegetarian then you can choose to totally skip that.It tastes equally good without it.

TIP

The rice should be cooked just right.It shouldnt be mushy.That will prevent the rice sticking to each other and will be easy to stir.

Let it cool completely before making the fried rice.Best to make it overnight and keep in fridge and use it the next day for cooking.

18 comments:

Cham said...

This fried rice looks so good :) The egg one topped i love it !

Asha said...

My kids love Chinese fried rice, looks yum!:)

Roopa said...

Wow that looks so delicious !!

ANJALI J. said...

now a days im book marking all the rice dishes.. bookmarked urs too.. looks delcious.. thanks!

Pearlsofeast said...

Ranji,This looks perfect to me, I love the homemade version too,feels so scary to see the oil in the take aways.

SMN said...

Ranji fried rice luks great!

Arundathi said...

Looks very good!

Rachel said...

Perfectly done fried rice!

Rachel said...

Perfectly done fried rice!

sowmya said...

looks delicious with the egg, never tried adding egg...i too dont add soy sauce to the fried rice...

Dhivya said...

wow!looks so so yumm ranji!!!love ur MM too

Sagari said...

delecious fried rice ranji

Divya said...

fried rice looks yummy ranji,i'll stick to the eggless version though;-)

Madhavi said...

Delicious fried rice ranji, yummmmm!!!

notyet100 said...

hi ranji,.,..does using olive oil alters the taste... i have never tried with olive oil so asked,..,..nice recipe,...

Suma Rajesh said...

hommade fried rice ka tho janab nahi.....this looks perfect ..

ranji said...

Thank u so much everyone for ur lovely comments.I truely appreciate it.Plz Come back for more treats!!!

Hetal said...

this is one of my favorites,looks gr8!!!