It was a rainy Saturday evening. After a hot tea I asked myself that usual question. What can I prepare for dinner? Every homemaker’s primary question 😉 Since last week we had some traditional Kerala food like Aviyal, Thoran, Samabar etc so I thought of preparing something different this time. I went to search the refrigerator,carrots and beans were the only vegetables that caught my eye. I planned to cook some Simple Vegetable Fried Rice with it. Because my kids like vegetable fried rice with chicken curry. I already have some leftover chicken curry which I prepared for lunch. I can eat vegetable fried rice with Papadum and Salad (I decided to sacrifice non-vegetarian food throughout the lent season) I started to cook a Simple Vegetable Fried Rice with the following recipe.
|Recipe Type||Main Course|
|Cooking and Preparation time||30 to 45 Minutes|
|Serve to||4 to 5|
Ingredients For Simple Vegetable Fried Rice
|Basmati Rice||2 Cups||choose any good quality rice|
|Water||4 cups||For cooking rice|
|Carrot||2 Medium Size||Sliced lengthwise thinly|
|Beans||12 to 15 Numbers||Sliced lengthwise thinly|
|Big Onion||1||Chopped finely|
|Ginger and garlic Paste||2 Tablespoon|
|Cinnamon||2 sticks||cut into small pieces|
|Cardamom||4 to 5 Numbers|
|Cloves||4 to 5|
|Bay Leaf||3 to 4 leaves|
|Fennel Seeds||A Pinch|
|Black Pepper Powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Soya Sauce||2 Tablespoon|
|Ghee/ Oil||2 Tablespoon||Adjust as per your taste|
|Cashew Nuts||10 Numbers||For garnishing purpose|
|Raisins||10 Numbers||For garnishing Purpose|
|Salt||As per your taste|
|Water||As per your taste.|
Method For Simple Vegetable Fried Rice
1. Clean and soak rice 10 to 15 minutes and drain it. Heat a sauce pan. Add water for cooking rice. Add salt as per your taste. When it’s boiled add drained rice and cover it. Cook rice in a medium heat. When its cooked turn off the heat. Use a fork and fluff rice well (Using fork prevents rice from sticking to one another). keep aside.
2. Heat ghee in a woke or big pan. Add cashew nuts and raisins. Fry until golden brown and keep aside for garnishing purpose.
3. Add cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves and fennel seeds in the remaining ghee and sauté well. Add chopped onions and fry well. When its golden brown add ginger garlic paste and sauté well. Add sliced vegetables and fry well. Add salt for vegetable. Cover it and cook 3 to 5 minutes. When it’s cooked add boiled rice and mix well. Add soya sauce and pepper powder and fry continuously. Sprinkle some ghee if required it will keep the rice moist and fluffy. fry well.
4. When the soya sauce and pepper powder mixed well with rice and vegetables, add fried cashew nuts and raisins for garnishing and mix well. Serve hot with chicken curry or any spicy masala curry, pappad and vegetable salad. Enjoy!