I ain't good at drawing but I can say with confidence that I can cook quite well and make everyone happy, with a good meal. Cooking is an art and with passion & Love for it we can create so many wonderful dishes....Loving it everytime...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Veggie Fried Rice Quick N Easy...

Vegetable fried rice is a big time favorite in our house and I am sure its a hit in most houses. Each time I make it, there is always something different I try to bring in a little different flavor into it. And boy, did it turn out great today!! I just couldn’t stop myself from writing it up today...

So here it goes,


Green beans - chopped 1cup
Carrot            - chopped 1 cup
Scallions       - 3 chopped fine
Green Bell pepper - sliced thin 1 cup
Green chilies - 3 nos chopped
White or yellow onion - 1 sliced thin

(make sure u separate them by hand after slicing)
Ginger - grated or sliced thin 1 tbsp
Basmati rice - 2 cups of raw rice
Red chili flakes - ½ tsp
Soya sauce - ½ tsp
Hoisin sauce - ½ tsp (optional)


1. Wash and cook the 2 cups of rice with 4 cups of water, salt and a few pepper corns and a few drops of oil. Remove to a big plate and let it cool immediately after its cooked completely. Over cooking will break the rice.
2. Steam cook the beans and carrot with a few drops of water and salt, do not over cook it.If you like to retain the crunch of the vegetables remove it when its ¾th done. It will get almost done in the heat that it retains.
3. In a wok, heat oil and when hot add the ginger and green chilies and fry for a few seconds.
4. Add the cooked beans and carrot followed by soy sauce, hoisin sauce, chili flakes and a few drops of water. Very very little water as it will help the sauces to get incorporated into the veggies and not get burnt.
5. Remove the wok from the stove.
6. Start mixing the cooled rice to the veggies slowly and by folding them very gently to avoid breaking the rice. Remember that the rice has to be cool before you start mixing them.
7. Now add the sliced bell pepper, onion and scallions and mix well but gently.
8. You can heat the mixed rice in the stove top or microwave and enjoy.

Don’t worry about mixing the raw onions and bell peppers, the warmth of the mixed rice and heating it before serving is all that it needs. The mix of flavors for this is wonderful and the aroma will make even the pickiest eater at your table to try it. Serve it with your favorite side dish and voila its even the perfect main rice course for a get together or even a party!!

Have a wonderful meal..... You will love it!!!

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