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February 22, 2013


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Vegetable fried rice is our favourite Chinese rice recipe. When my husband was in US for a short period , he used to have this rice for lunch in which the quantity of vegetables was more than rice. After he came from the trip, he told me to make fried rice adding more vegetables than rice. I started making the same way and it made the rice more healthy. I used to add ajinomotto but after knowing its ill effects I stopped using it. But It din’t make any difference in taste and flavour. The only part I feel lazy/difficult is to chop the vegetables finely. Otherwise its an easy to make dish. It will come out very flavourful too. Make sure you add all these vegetables to get the exact taste of fried rice.

1 cup - 240ml
  • Basmati rice – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 3/4 cup
  • Vegetables [cabbage , carrot (2 nos) , beans ( 5nos) , potato (2 nos) ] – 1.5 cups (finely chopped)
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • Big onion – 1 no (chop finely)
  • Ginger -  2 tsp (-do-)
  • Garlic – 2 tsp (-do-)
  • Capsicum – 1/2 no (-do-)
  • Spring onion – 1/4 bunch
  • Soya sauce – 1/4 tsp
  • White pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – As needed
  • Wash and soak the rice in water in for 30 minutes. Mean while chop all the vegetables finely.For spring onion , cut the stem part & leaves part separately..
  • Pressure cook the rice adding a drop of oil .. Rice should be separate & fluffy. Spread the rice in a plate and cool down completely..
  • In a wide kadai , heat oil till it slightly fumes ..Now add all the finely chopped vegetables including onions ,capsicum, stem of spring onions ,ginger & garlic pieces.. I don’t follow any order..I just add everything together..
fried rice tile 1
  • Add sugar, salt and toss in high flame for 2-3 minutes by mixing continuously.Keep stirring , adjust the flame to low if necessary..Adding sugar helps to maintain the color of vegetables and salt helps to sauté quickly.
  • .After the vegetables shrink into half , add soya sauce, rice and mix well.Mix well and add white pepper powder.Toss for few seconds and switch off the flame..Garnish with leaves part of spring onions..
fried rice tile 2

Veg fried rice plate

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AparnaRajeshkumar said...

i have big story for my fried rice :) i loved the picture Amazing ! my all time favorite !

Unknown said...

yummy and delicious:)nice clicks:)

Unknown said...

Vegetable fried rice looks delicious! Lovely snaps!

chef and her kitchen said...

nice n delicious it anytime

Unknown said...

Delicious fried rice

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said...

That's how I like it, with lots of veggies! Yummy & healthy!

Unknown said...

I love that bowl of colourful rice...looks so delicious..

Akila said...

So yummy n tempting
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divya said...

Mouthwatering & very tempting!!!!!!

Laavanya said...

We had fried rice for dinner yday :) So easy and tasty... Loved the first picture.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

My all time favorite,looks so delicious and flavorful...

Shree Kannepadi said...

Wish i could grab that plate.. it looks so yumm..

Mahi said...

Looks colorful and appealing!

Swathi said...

Delicious vegetable fried rice, your header looks very nice.

cookingwithsapana said...

Looks incredibly tasty..will try

Prathima Rao said...

Looks colorful & irresistible!!!
Prathima Rao
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Rashida Shaikh said...

Whenever I visit my sis place, I insist her to make fried rice and she put chicken dumplings too.

kala said...

yummyyy i always enjoy cooking fried rice

Anonymous said...

so colorful and mouthwatering rice

Unknown said...

Hi mam. My name is Jyothi. I'm from mangalore. I liked ur recipes. Could u please tell me the measurement of water for preparing basmati rice and how to cook it in a pressure cooker.

Chitra said...

Hi, Thanks for your sweet words. Please check the below link for basmati rice cooking :