Saturday, December 13, 2008

Vegetable Fried Rice

This is one of the easiest and most commonly made rice dish. It is light on your tummy satisfying your taste buds as well. A very healthy complete meal if relished at home, goes well with chilli vinegar. the recommended rice is Basmathi but since this rice was out of stock and was lazy to go the grocer downstairs ;)) opted for sona masoori rice and liked it better than basmathi rice!!!

Sona masoori Rice - 1cup
Garlic - 4 big cloves
spring onions - 4 stalks
capsicum - 1 small
carrot - 1
cabbage - 1 cup shredded
pepper - 1 tsp
salt to taste
soya sauce - 1tsp
vinegar - 1 tsp
red chilli sauce - 1 tbsp
olive oil - 3 tsp

heat a pot of water and get to a boil. wash the rice and add to the boiling water. Add salt and cook till the rice is just done. drain off the water and set the rice to cool on a paper towel. This step can be done well in advance if preparing for a party.You can also make it the previous day if you tend to panic on the D day.
Peel garlic and chop them fine.
wash and chop the spring onion greens and whites separately.
wash and deseed the capsicum and chop into small squares.
wash and peel the carrots and chop them into small squares.
wash and shred cabbage thinly.

Heat 2 tsp olive oil, add garlic and saute till light brown and add spring onion white and saute. Now add chopped carrots, capsicum and cabbage and saute on medium to high flame. Add salt and pepper and mix well. Push aside these veggies to the side of the pan and heat another tsp of olive oil and add cooked rice and saute till rice is warm and nice, mix the veggies with the rice. Now add soya sauce, vinegar and red chilli sauce and mix well. Add spring onion greens at this point and saute for another 3 minutes and u are done. Serve hot for the best results!!!

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