Thursday, January 29, 2009

Vegetable Fried Rice

I have always wondered how a Vege fried rice could be served as a FAST FOOD... I just couldn't believe it is so quick, easy and simple to make...

Mr.B loves the fast food style Fried Rice, I borrowed this recipe from him and gave him a sweet surprise on our anniversary... He was floored... and he had this for lunch, dinner and guess what... he asked me to make for lunch the next day too ... ;)

Needless to say... this was my first attempt... and I seem to have mastered it... hehehe...

1 cooked cup of rice
3/4 cup of chopped cabbage
1/2 cup of finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped green beans (or peas)
4 stalks of green onions chopped
1 tbsp of oil
1 tsp of pepper powder
1tsp of soy sauce
Salt to taste

In a pan heat the oil, Add the cabbage, and beans and saute for 2 minutes. Add the carrots and green onions and saute for another minute. Add the pepper powder and salt and soy sauce. Finally add the cooked rice and mix everything well. Remove from flame, garnish with some green onions and serve hot.

This just takes less than 5 minutes to make. It definitely is faaaaaaaast...& Yummmmmmyyy !!!... Try this and you will never buy fried rice from a fast food joint anymore... ;)

Tricks : To cook 1 cup of rice - Boil 2 cups of water and add a tsp of vinegar. The rice will never stick if you add vinegar when you cook the rice. Also, cook until the rice is 90% done and then strain the excess liquid. Cool off the rice by spreading it in a big sheet or a plate.

I am a hard core vege... but for you non-veg lovers...
Add some scrambled eggs to this... n tadaaa...its Egg fried rice !!!
Add some grilled chicken pieces ..... n tadaaa... its Chicken fried rice !!!

1 comment:

  1. i cant agree that it juz takes 5 mins to prepare fried rice :) u left the time for cooking rice andcutting veggis :)--luv ,Prem