Wok style Rice…..Fried Rice

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‘Fried rice is made from steamed rice stir-fried in a wok, often with other ingredients, such as eggs, vegetables, and meat. It is sometimes served as the penultimate dish in Chinese banquets (just before dessert). As a home-cooked dish, fried rice typically is made with leftover ingredients from other dishes, leading to countless variations.’ this is the description on Wikipedia about  fried rice.

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I love this meal, lots of flavours and easy to put together. This dish can be prepared from leftover rice or rice which has been steamed and cooled because the moisture from the rice will steam the added ingredients instead of fry. I cooked the rice in a vegetable stock for more flavour, cooled it completely before adding to the wok with the rest of the ingredients. You can get creative with the ingredients, from vegetables to meat. There are so  many varieties of fried rice,on addition of a few extra ingredients. This is the basic simple Fried rice recipe, hope you enjoy this!

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INGREDIENTS

Basmati rice – 2 cups

Vegetable stock- 2.5 cups

Carrots; julienne -30 gms

Leeks; chopped-30 gms

Button Mushrooms; chopped-100 gms

Green chilli; finely minced -1 no

Sweet corn -3 tblsp

Onion; sliced -30 gms

Vegetable oil -2 tblsp

Soy sauce- 2 tblsp

Scrambled egg -from 1 egg

Salt & pepper – to taste

METHOD

Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes. After half an hour, cook the rice in vegetable stock. Cook until the rice is well done and absorbs all the stock. (I used the rice cooker). Keep aside to cool.

In a wok, heat two tablespoons of vegetable oil. Stir fry the vegetables in high heat for couple of minutes, the vegetables should remain crunchy. Add the rice, soy sauce, sweet corn, and egg to the wok and stir, until it is mixed and heated thoroughly  Take it off the heat and serve hot.

 

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh, Preveena, I can have this rice right now. The touch of cilantro is Mm Mm!

    1. Preveena says:

      It is as delicious as it looks. Thanks Fae! 🙂

  2. Hema says:

    Hey… This is an amazing recipe!! Tried it for dinner tonight and my fried rice turned out really good… Didn’t realize how easy it would be. I just used portobello mushrooms instead of button, I find them more flavorful.

    1. Preveena says:

      I am glad you enjoyed this Hema! 🙂

  3. Nancy says:

    Your pictures are lovely….my fried rice is almost the same except for the leeks and the corn and oh yeah havent tried cooking it in veg stock yet. Alright not so same 😀

    U knw I learnt to make fried rice very recently. Well never tried because both my mil and my mom make it really well and I always preferred eating that. So i have a doubt…the rice used to make fried rice is not usually basmati right…any idea what is the name of that rice???

    1. Preveena says:

      Lol Nancy! You are so funny :).
      I am not sure either what rice is used usually, in some place i read long grained rice and in others jasmine rice.

  4. Insight says:

    May I know, from where did ya learnt all these recepies? 🙂

    Rahul

    1. Preveena says:

      Rahul! i really enjoy trying different cuisines and recipes, read alot of books and blogs. I hope i can inspire you to try new recipes.

      1. Insight says:

        Well! From my point of view, ya have got your own attitude in expressing wide variety of food recipes through nice writing style and most apt cum quality photographs included in it. Keep blogging, Bravo Praveena. 😀 🙂

        Rahul

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