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Friday, May 06, 2022

Veg Fried Rice | Vegetable Fried Rice (without sauces)

Fried rice is one of the quickest recipes that I would say you can prepare in no time. I do make egg fried rice or veg fried rice as they do with sauces. However, these days I have started to make this veg fried rice without any sauces. The difference that I felt is that this rice has no sauce flavours and this rice needs a side like Gobi Manchurian to pair with. Otherwise, texture wise the rice is fluffy, healthy and delicious for a quick fix meal. 



If you like fried rice and don't like using sauces, then this the right choice. You may even scramble two eggs in this and whip up an egg fried rice without sauces. As we were observing lent before Easter, so I avoided eggs in this recipe. Julienne cut the veggies so that it gets cooked faster and use an anodized pan or an iron wok to prepare fried rice. Use cooked cooled rice or refrigerated leftovers to prepare fried rice, otherwise the texture will be mushy. Try and enjoy !!


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Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
Cooking time ~ 15 minutes
Author ~ Julie
Serves ~ 4-6
Ingredients
for cooking rice
basmati rice 2 cups
water 3 cups
salt

for making fried rice
capsicum/ green bell pepper 1/2 cup thin sliced  
cabbage 1/4 cup thin sliced
beans 1/4 cup thin sliced
carrots 2 thin sliced
garlic chopped 2 tbsp

pepper powder 1 tsp
garam masala 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
oil (any neutral) 3 tbsp





Method
  • Wash, rinse and soak rice for 20 minutes and then cook in a pressure cooker. In a pressure cooker, add the water and salt. Bring to a boil, add the rice and cook for 10 minutes or till water gets absorbed and rice is cooked and fluffy. Transfer the cooked rice to a plate and leave to cool.
  • In the meantime, heat oil in a pan and add chopped garlic. Sauté until lightly crisp. To this add chopped cabbage and beans. Then add sliced carrots and capsicum, sauté again for 2 minutes.
  • Then, add the pepper powder and garam masala. Mix well. Add the cooked rice and gently mix the rice with the sautéed veggies. Give a quick toss and simmer for a minute covered on lowest flame. Finally, serve warm with any manchurian of your choice or just tomato ketchup.


NOTES
* You can add a sliced onion too.
* If you wish to make using sauces then, add a tbsp of light soy sauce and  1.5 tsp of chilli sauce for this measure. Omit adding pepper powder and garam masala in that case.
* If you have left over cooled rice, then can use that to make fried rice, which is easier.

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