Friday, May 6, 2016

Vegetable Fried Rice Indochinese style

Every household has a different recipe for this Indo chinese version of fried rice. using green chillies, indian spices, soy sauce, eggs  or not goes on and on! Here is a simple one that I do that my family likes. It definitely is not authentic, but tastes good! left over or cooled rice works better for this recipe. You can add mushrooms, bok choy or celery as well.

Trader Joe's has this chicken less mandarin orange morsels, a vegan product which is pretty good. they are selling them for a pretty reasonable price. I don't really care for these fake meat products, but my teenage son likes them. I have also used frozen garlic from Trader Joe's ( Dorot brand) and I absolutely love their products.

Get Ready

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2.5 cups water
  • Mixed vegetables ( I usesd carrot, broccoli, cabbage, green bell pepper,  green beans, peas and corn, did not measure them, roughly 2 cups of veggies) chop them evenly for easier cooking

  • 4-5 Green onions, green and white thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2-3 garlic cloves finely minced

  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp black pepper powder or per taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 .5 tbsp oil


  • Cook the rice in a rice cooker with little salt and tsp of oil. Fluff the cooked rice with a fork and  set aside to cool. I used basmati rice. 
  • In a pan, add the oil. Once hot add the white part of the green onions and cook on high flame till fragrant.

  • Add the grated ginger , garlic and saute for few seconds till aromatic on high flame.
  • Add the chopped vegetables and cook on high flame with a pinch of salt stirring constantly. Cook till they are a little soft but still crunchy.

  • Add the rice, soy sauce, black pepper powder, salt to taste and gently fold in with the vegetables. reduce the flame. Soy sauce has salt and hence adjust salt accordingly.

  • Don't use too much stirring as it may mush up the rice.
  • If the rice mixture is too dry, sprinkle some water.
  • Finally add the green part of the spring onions and turn the heat off.

Serve with a side dish of your choice. I used Trader joe, Chickenless " orange morsels" and it was delicious. Of course, I have to have it with some onion and tomato raita!

Enjoy this quick one pot rice dish!

Variations: add slit green chillies or a little bit of sriracha sauce for some extra spicy flavor.

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