Veg Fried Rice


Fried rice is a common “Chinese” dish in the Indian subcontinent. I think the main reason veg fried rice was discovered because people needed a good way to use up the leftover vegetables. It is a simple recipe that brings a slight change to the same old rice that is a staple food for most Bengalis. You have different types of fried rice now: non-veg, veg, schezwan. There are so many things that you can do with just rice. Come enjoy the pleasures of cooking with me.

Veg Fried Rice

 

Ingredients:

Basmati Rice: 250 gms

Shahi Jeera: pinch

Carrots: 1 (chopped)

Beans: 5 (chopped)

Ghee: 1 tea spoon

Peas: 100 gms

Oil: 25 ml

Whole Garam Masala

 

Garnish:

Cashew nuts: 10-12 pieces

Lemon: ½ of a lemon

Coriander: few leaves

Mint: Few leaves

 

Procedure:

  1. Heat oil along with ghee in a cooker
  2. Add whole garam masala,sahi jeera and chopped vegetables to the oil
  3. Stir them well
  4. Add rice and mix them well
  5. Stir lightly and add 2 glasses of water.
  6. Close the cooker lid and don’t put the pressure cap till vapor starts gushing out
  7. Then put on the pressure cap and wait till the 1st whistle blows. Then switch off the stove.
  8. While waiting for the cooker to cool, roast the cashews in a pan
  9. Transfer the fried rice to a bowl. Garnish with coriander and mint leaves
  10. Add the cashew nuts and squeeze the lemon over the rice and serve.
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