Saturday, 3 March 2012

Vegetable fried rice

Vegetable fried rice is easy to make and healthy to eat. If the vegetables are cut the previous night, this dish can be made within half an hour on a busy week day morning and packed for lunch. I have been making this for such a long time, I don't remember the source of this recipe.

Here is the recipe that serves 3 adults

Ingredients Quantity Notes/Comments
Long grain/Basmati Rice 1 cup Can use ordinary rice too. Add little less water than usual while cooking.
Vegetables around 2 cups 1 medium size carrot, 1/4th of a small cabbage, capsicum/bell pepper, 1 bunch spring onion. Can use red and yellow bell peppers too. Can omit cabbage or use beans.
Soy sauce 1/2 tbsp -
Vinegar 1/2 tbsp Can use apple cider vinegar too
Chilli sauce 1 tbsp Use as per the spice level. If chilli sauce is not available green chilli can be slit and used. If using green chilli add it while cooking the vegetables
Salt 3/4 tbsp Adjust as per taste
Olive/Refined Oil 1 1/2 tbsp -

1. Wash rice and soak in 1 cup water for 15 minutes.
2. Cut carrot, cabbage and capsicum length wise as thin as possible and spring onion to small pieces.
3. Drain water from rice, transfer it to the container that will be kept in pressure cooker. Add 1 1/2 cups water to rice.
4. Pressure cook rice for 2 whistles.
5. Transfer cooked rice to a wide vessel and allow it to cool completely.
6. Heat oil in a pan/kadai and add all the vegetable except spring onion. Allow it to cook in medium flame for 15 minutes. Stir every now and then. Can cover the pan with a lid.
7. Once vegetables are cooked(soft but still crunchy) add the spring onion and stir well.
8. Add soy sauce, vinegar, chilli sauce and salt and stir well in high flame for 3 minutes.
9. Keep flame in low and add the completely cooled rice(if not cooled, rice will stick to each other). Mix well and switch off the flame.
10. Vegetable fried rice is ready. Serve with tomato ketchup. It tastes great without any accompaniment too.

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Stay tuned for the next post..Until then...take care.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Welcome to SoupsAndSights

Welcome to Soups and Sights.
As the name implies this blog is about food and travel. Food mostly vegan and travel, well there are no boundaries.
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