‘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.
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!
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
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.