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Sunday, October 3, 2010

FRIED RICE

Stir-fried vegetables flavored with red chilli sauce, dark soy sauce and tossed with rice ... Fried Rice is a very simple recipe, so fast to cook when you are looking for quick meal options ...


RECIPE SERVES 3

INGREDIENTS

To cook Rice: 2 cups Rice, 4 cups water, 1.5 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon ghee or butter, 1 teaspoon lime juice

Stir-fry vegetables
1/2 cup onions cut in thin long slices
1 capsicum cut in thin long slices (you can use 1/3rd each of red, yellow and green capsicum for a colorful fried rice)
1.5 cups cabbage cut in very thin ribbons
Shred 1 carrot in very thick shreds
1/2 cup loosely packed baby corn
8-10 tender pea pods
8 green onions - clean the tips, wash & cut in round rings - for garnish
1 teaspoon salt to add to stir-fry vegetables

Spices for Tadka (vaghaar): 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon garlic cut in pieces or paste, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1 green chilli cut in thin long slices

Spices for Fried Rice: 2 teaspoons red chilli flakes, 1 teaspoon Ching's Secret Red Chilli Sauce, 1 tablespoon Ching's Secret Dark Soy Sauce (Ching's Secret Sauces are available in Indian grocery stores)

Additional Ching's Secret Red Chilli Sauce - serve separately for those who wish to add this and make Fried Rice more spicy.

METHOD

1. COOK RICE: In a pressure cooker pan, add 2 cups Rice, 4 cups water, 1.5 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon ghee or butter, 1 teaspoon lime juice. Close pan, cook to 2 whistles. Let cooker cool completely. After the cooker cools down, fluff the rice with a fork.

2. STIR-FRY: Add 1 tablespoon oil in a wok on medium high flame. Add 1 tablespoon garlic cut in pieces or paste, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1 green chilli cut in thin long slices.

Add 1/2 cup onions cut in thin long slices, 1/2 teaspoon salt, mix and stir-fry onions for a minute till they are partially cooked.

Add 1 capsicum cut in thin long slices, 1.5 cups cabbage cut in very thin ribbons, shred 1 carrot in very thick shreds, 1/2 cup loosely packed baby corn, 8-10 tender pea pods, 1/2 teaspoon salt, mix and cook for another minute or two till they are stir-fried and crisp to the bite.

3. After all the vegetables are done, add 2 teaspoons red chilli flakes, 1 teaspoon Ching's Secret Red Chilli Sauce, 1 tablespoon Ching's Secret Dark Soy Sauce (Ching's Secret Sauces are available in Indian grocery stores) Mix well to coat all the vegetables.

4. Add the fluffed rice, mix well.

5. Garnish with green onion rings, mix once and serve hot with Kung Pao or Manchurian.

Additional Ching's Secret Red Chilli Sauce - serve separately for those who wish to add this and make Fried Rice more spicy.

Prepare & enjoy !!!

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