Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Vegetable Fried Rice
Usually on Sunday’s love to cook Fried Rice...and what more my favourite Kosha Mangsho (see here) tastes so good. As I was going through my food album, saw this picture of Vegetable fried Rice and thought, “why not post this recipe for today”.
I had some carrots, french beans and capsicum. Thought that could make for the day’s dish. When I had cooked this dish there were no external tears for onion...hope you understand what I mean...
Now onions make us cry...soaring prices and for its scarcity in the market. That’s what politicians in our country want from us...cry for some reason or the other...
Think of politics and politicians and the food tastes bland. So I’m on my move to write down about my Fried Rice.
Basmati rice: 2 cups
French beans: 6-7
Onions: 3-4 (medium size)
Cooking oil: 3-4 tbsp. I’ve used refined groundnut oil.
Salt: to taste
Sugar: 1 ½ tsp
Cook the rice and drain the water. Be careful the rice is not over cooked. For this be careful ... the pinch of the grain between the two fingers can feel the minute hardness in the middle... when the water has to be drained and the rice spread out on a open plate.
Next chop the vegetables into small pieces.
Slice the onions into thin long pieces.
Now heat about 1 tsp oil and toss fry the carrots for a minute and take it out. Do the same with the chopped capsicum and french beans.
Next add the rest of the oil and fry the onion till it becomes translucent. To this add the rice and mix it up. Add salt and sugar and mix well for a couple of minutes over low flame. Soon add the vegetables and give a good mix.