Friday, October 7, 2011

Vegetable Fried Rice

Yesterday was my son's Vidyarambham and one of the milestone days in his life. For Vidyarambham we do pooja of Goddess Saraswathy so as to initiate the learning to children. Time sure is  flying and I feel my son is growing so fast ;). Soon he might start going to school and I was imagining his studies, homework and exams. It will be as if I am back to school helping with his homework and other activities...don't know how it would be with this naughty little guy :)

Today's recipe is a simple Vegetable fried rice. This is a great and easy recipe to make use of the leftover rice. If you have the leftover rice, you can make this rice so quick....just add veggies and sauces. I have used carrots and beans, feel free to use any other veggies such as corn, cabbage, peas etc. I served it with some Gobi manchurian, but the gobi was baked rather than deep fried. Check out the recipe here.



What you need?

1 cup Basmati Rice
1/2 cup Onion chopped
1 cup Vegetables chopped (Carrots, Beans)
1/2" pc Ginger finely chopped
2-3 Garlic pods chopped
3/4 tbsp Soya sauce
1 tbsp Tomato sauce
few Spring onions chopped for garnishing
Pepper
Salt
Oil

How to prepare?


If you are not using leftover rice, then cook rice as follows...Wash the rice and soak in some water for about 30 minutes. Put the rice in pressure cooker with few drops of oil and a little salt. Add 1.5 cup water to the cooker and cook for 2 whistles. When the pressure is released, transfer the rice to a plate and spread it, so that rice won't be sticky and let it cool completely.

Heat oil in a pan. Add ginger and garlic and saute until raw smell goes. Now add onions and stir fry for a couple of minutes. Add the vegetables and stir fry for few minutes. The vegetables should not be overcooked and they should retain the crunch.

Now add soya sauce and tomato sauce, mix well. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper, but be careful as a little salt is added while cooking rice and soya sauce also contains salt. Finally add the rice and combine everything well. garnish with spring onions and serve hot.



Have a great weekend friends...Cya soon with another recipe..:)


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46 Tasty Comments:

Nalini's Kitchen said...

looks yummy and easy way to consume the leftover rice.

Sumee said...

Fried rice and gobi manchurian!! yummy combination

Suja said...

Fried is my favorite,looks tempting and colorful..

Rani acharyulu said...

Tasty and delicious fried rice...wonderful presentation!

sangee vijay said...

veg fried rice looks fantastic...i never used ginger, next time will try adding that...

Neha said...

Congrats to you and your son...Sure time flies so fast...Rice looks delicious...

Square Meals said...

Brace yourself for a full time job now...My nephew in Chennai is in LKG and has a project to make a working model of a waterfall!! But I guess it won't be so bad here :-)

Easy recipe by the way!

Archana said...

Children grow up so fast. Dont they? Yesterday my daughter could fit in my lap today she can barely fit her troso.
Fried rice is Very tasty dear.
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Nithya said...

Its my ever favorite lunch box menu :)

julie said...

Lovely one pot meal..I prepare to ease the work on some weekends!!
Glad to know about your son's vidhyarambam..Wish him all success in life!!

Kaveri said...

Great to know about your son's Vidhyaarambham...So now he is officially eligible to start school..

A simple yet tasty fried rice...very useful for the busy morning rush

Aarthi said...

Wow..that looks really delicious...Thanks for the recipe dear..

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Mélange said...

That's such a special news that your son had vidyarambham yesterday.Wishing him all the bests in life.True Shobha,now they will soon grow up and finally independent.Amazing to see the growth.God Bless !

I too love veg fried rice.Nice recipe dear.

Biny Anoop said...

thats a big milestone for your son dear...congrats to him....love the rice...ts so simple and easy

Ammu's said...

Fried rice looks delicious..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Perfect for a lunch or dinner with some raita, love your presentation.

R said...

a big milestone indeed, gud luc to ur son for the future. the recipe sounds nice and simple. yum.

Uma said...

My everytime like and comfort food. forget to say, it is perfect for my lunch box too.

Cheers,
uma

Kalyani's Platter said...

wow delicious and yummy fried rice .... Congrats to ur son for such an important milestone

Amy said...

First time here,Rice Looks yummy!! Fried rice is one of my favourite too....do you like to share this to my event? http://foodssrilanka.blogspot.com/2011/09/love-your-food-dont-waste-it-new-event.html

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, simply yummy fried veggie rice,, i like the flavor of soy sauce and tomato sauce added.
basmati rice makes a lot of difference too -more appetizing i think

Reva said...

Wonderfur rice .. loved it..:)
Reva

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks perfect and delicious dear :)

Treat and Trick said...

This simple dish looks awesome!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Super delicious and colorful rice.

Prathima Rao said...

One of the simplest rice dishes & always a party fav!! Looks inviting :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Jay said...

absolutely yummy n hearty recipe..:P
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Priya (elaichii) said...

Can't say mo to this any time!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Wow!,this Veg Fried Rice luks Superbly-delicious.Yumm Recipe as well.Sorry to join U late for appreciating.

Amina Khaleel said...

This is my favourite... looks fabulous...

Simply Life said...

mmm....this is one of my favorite things to eat!

Sravs said...

Very colorful and tempting fried rice !!

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Vani said...

Veg fried rice is my all time favorite.. yummy recipe dear :)

Neetz said...

i lovvvvvvvveeee this rice... if u were staying near me, i would have said everyday to make this for me ;)

Raji said...

The fried rice looks so delish..and pairing it with gobhi manchurian sounds great.

Priya said...

Love this flavourful dish anytime..

Shobha Kamath said...

Veg fried Rice is my fav too - especially with left over rice. Nice presentation!

cooking varieties (wan) said...

Hi sobha, i am back!!
its been a long time, i couldn't make myself do the coconut milk rice , you asked from me last time. Am always busy on the move with no kitchen... I have ready recipes prepared earlier, but not on this rice.
ahaa... finally I got the recipe from another Malaysian foodie blogger, Sonia.. The recipe is called “ NASI LEMAK” means rice with coconut milk.. Nasi lemak is extremely popular in Malaysia for either breakfast , lunch or dinner.
Here is the link. Thanks so much sobha, sorry for the delay… i am now able to settle this issue :)))) have a nice day dear http://nasilemaklover.blogspot.com/search/label/nasi%20lemak

kankana said...

My all time fav to pair with some spicy curry :)

Gopika Ram said...

wOW.. looks very yummy. I love fried rice :)

Gayathri NG said...

Fried rice is one of my favourite & perfect with gobi manchurian...congratz for ur son..
I am happy to follow u..

Sarah said...

this looks yummy! love the addition of tomato sauce to the fried rice1

Lizy said...

I love fried rice..this one looks healthy!

Sarah Naveen said...

Congrats on your son's Vidyarambham :)...I miss all those things back home :( Nice recipe for rice and luks simply yumm!

Vidhya said...

loved your way of using up leftover rice.Congrats on your son's major milestone.

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks yummy , they are so nice to have esp with Chinese gravy ..yum:)

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