Vegetable Fried Rice is a popular Indo-Chinese recipe that is usually served on its own or with a gravy dish. Its a simple dish where left over rice is stir fried with veggies on high heat (wok style). This rice tastes best with left over & cooled rice as the moisture in freshly cooked rice make this dish lumpy by steaming the rice further instead of stir-frying. There are many variations available for this rice, you can add eggs to make egg fried rice or add chicken or meat to give chicken fried rice.
Its my go-to dish when I have some leftover veggies which are not sufficient to make a vegetable dish (sabji) on its own or even when I have some left over rice. Perfect base for any gravy dish not necessarily Indo-Chinese.
Step by Step Method:
In a pan heat oil on medium to high heat & once hot add the spring onions & saute for a minute. Then add the ginger garlic paste & saute for a minute again. Now add the carrots & french beans & saute on high for another minute.
Add red bell pepper & saute for a minute then add cabbage, soya-sauce, vinegar salt & pepper. Saute roughly for 2 mins.
Add the cooked rice & a tsp of sesame oil & mix well. Garnish with some spring onion greens.
Vegetable Fried Rice
- 2 tbsp oil
- ½ cup spring onions, finely chopped
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- ½ cup carrots, finely chopped
- ½ cup french beans, finely chopped
- ½ cup cabbage finely chopped
- ½ red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 2 cups cooked basmati rice
- 1 tbsp soya sauce
- 1 tbsp chilli vinegar, or white vinegar
- 1 tsp sesame oil, optional
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a pan or wok heat oil on medium to high heat & once hot add the spring onions & saute for a minute. Add the ginger garlic paste & saute for a minute again.
- Add in the carrots, french beans and red bell pepper & saute on high for couple of minutes or until the veggies are ¾th done.
- Stir in the cabbage, soya-sauce, vinegar salt & pepper. Saute roughly for 2 mins.
- Finally add the cooked rice & a tsp of sesame oil. Saute until well combined. Garnish with some spring onion greens.
- I would recommend using cooked rice that is refrigerated overnight. I usually cook my rice at night, cool it & then refrigerate it overnight. This helps to prevent the rice from breaking as well as prevents the grains from sticking to each other. If you plan to make this rice the very same day then cook the rice first, spread it on a dish evenly (use two dishes if required) Cool it for some time & then refrigerate it. Then cut all the veggies & prepare the dish. This will give the rice some cooling time.
- Don't over cook the rice.
- Use veggies of your preference & quantity. I like to add red bell pepper as it really enhances the taste & color of the rice.
- Ensure not to overcook the veggies, they should be partially cooked yet crunchy.
That's it out Vegetable Fried Rice is ready, Serve it hot with some Vegetable Manchurian or any gravy of your choice.
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