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Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable fried rice is a favourite dish for all of us. Usually vegetable fried rice are prepared with finely chopped vegetables and seasoned with white pepper powder, vinegar, chilly sauce and MSG (ajinomotto) is added to enhance the taste. 

Vegetable fried rice - Vegetable fried rice is a favourite dish for all of us. Usually vegetable fried rice are prepared with finely chopped vegetables and seasoned with white pepper powder, vinegar, chilly sauce and MSG (ajinomotto) is added to enhance the taste. For perfect fried rice follow these simple steps.      Do not pressure cook the rice. Always cook the rice with plenty of water and drain the water completely. Cook the rice 1 or 2 hours ahead of time.     Always use a wide pan or kadai so that you can mix them evenly.     After adding the rice do not keep it on the kadai for long time. Stir it quickly and transfer it to the serving bowl.     Do not add too much of vegetables, then it will change the taste of the rice.

Last year for summer vacation we went for a family trip to Nelliampathi(Kerala). There we stayed in a resort and they served us a wonderful meal for lunch. For dinner they served us a tasty vegetable fried rice with chilli paneer. The vegetable fried rice and chilli paneer were a special on that day and they were made with fresh vegetables, celeries, spring onions and a few whole black peppercorns. There is no mono sodium glutamate. The one of the best fried rice I ate in my life. There the food was fresh, flavorful and delicious. The chef was friendly and more happy to serve us a variety of their specials. He taught me how to prepare this Vegetable fried rice.

For perfect fried rice follow these simple steps.

  • Do not pressure cook the rice. Always cook the rice with plenty of water and drain the water completely. Cook the rice 1 or 2 hours ahead of time.
  • Always use a wide pan or kadai so that you can mix them evenly.
  • After adding the rice do not keep it on the kadai for long time. Stir it quickly and transfer it to the serving bowl.
  • Do not add too much of vegetables, then it will change the taste of the rice. 

 How to prepare Vegetable fried rice



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Prep time : 30 minutes
Cook time : 10 minutes
Serves : 4
Category : rice varieties

Ingredients
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped spring onions whites
  • 1 carrot, cut into thin long strips
  • 1 medium capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 tbsp spring onions
  • 2 tbsp celeries, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp black or white pepper powder
  • few whole black pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp soya sauce (optional)
  • 1 tbsp butter or oil
  • salt to taste
Cooking Directions
1. Wash the rice 3 to 4 times in cold water. Boil 5 cups of water in a wide vessel. Add the drained rice and cook them on medium flame. When the rice is cooked well, drain the water completely.
2. Heat 1 tbsp butter or oil in a wide pan or kadai. Add the finely chopped ginger and chopped spring onions whites (scallions).
3. After a few seconds, add the whole black pepper(optional) and chopped celeries. Saute them for a few seconds. Next add the carrots.
4. When the carrot colour has slightly changed, add the sliced capsicums and shredded cabbage. Add the salt and white or black pepper powder.
5. Mix them well and add the cooked rice. Use 2 ladles and mix the rice evenly.
6. Finally add finely chopped spring onions leaves and transfer it to the serving dish.

Vegetable fried rice with step by step photos 

 Wash the rice 3 to 4 times in cold water. Boil 5 cups of water in a wide vessel. Add the drained rice and cook them on medium flame. 



When the rice is cooked well, drain the water completely. In a plate, spread the rice and cover it with a white cloth for 2 to 3 hours.




In the meantime, do the chopping works. (You can also add finely chopped french beans and mushrooms).


 Heat 1 tbsp butter or oil in a wide pan or kadai.(Butter helps to retain the vegetable colour). Add the finely chopped ginger and chopped spring onion whites (scallions). After a few seconds, add the whole black pepper(optional).


 Add the  chopped celeries. Saute them for a few seconds. Next add the carrots.


When the carrot colour has slightly changed, add the sliced capsicums and shredded cabbage.


Add the salt and white or black pepper powder. (I prefer black pepper powder).
Now you can add 1/2 tsp soya sauce. 




Mix them well and add the cooked rice.


 Use 2 ladles and mix the rice evenly. Check for the seasonings and add if salt or pepper powder required. 


Finally, add finely chopped spring onions leaves and transfer it to the serving dish. Yummy and tasty Vegetable fried rice is ready to serve. Serve it immediately. There is no MSG or any sauces. Enjoy this rice with your family. Please don't forget to add the celeries and spring onions.



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