Simple Veg Fried Rice

This is a very easy recipe for veg fried rice and hardly takes any time to prepare. This was one of the dishes my mom used to prepare often for my sister’s and my birthday parties. This is a great accompaniment for any type of Manchurian or egg curry. This is also a good way to make kids to eat their veggies!

Fried Rice

Ingredients:

Basmati rice – 1 cup
Garlic, minced – 1 tbsp
Ginger, minced – 1/2 tbsp
Green chillies, finely chopped – 3/4 tbsp
Scallions, chopped – 1 cup
Carrots, chopped – 1/2 cup
Green beans, chopped – 1/2 cup
Green bell pepper, chopped – 1/2 cup
Cabbage, chopped – 1/2 cup, optional
Ground black pepper – 1/2 tsp
Soy sauce – 2 tbsp
Salt – to taste
Olive oil – 1 tbsp

Method:

  • Cook the basmati rice and set aside making sure not to overcook it which will cause the dish to get mushy. See tip below
  • Heat oil in a wok
  • Add garlic, green chillies and ginger and saute well
  • Add all the veggies except the scallion and saute well
  • Add black pepper and salt and cover and cook the vegetables for about 5 minutes on medium heat. Sprinkle some water if needed. Chopping the vegetables finely helps in cooking them faster
  • Add the scallions and saute for 3-4 more minutes. At this point increase the heat
  • Add the cooked rice and soy sauce and mix well. Add more salt if needed. The high heat will help in keeping the rice nice and dry. You can also vary the amount of soy sauce according to your taste
  • Remove from heat, garnish with some chopped scallions before serving

Fried Rice 2Tip: Add 4 cups of water to the rice and cook on medium heat. When the rice is 3/4th done, turn off heat. Wait for 5 minutes and drain excess water.

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