Fried rice is a popular Asian cuisine, especially Chinese food. It is made from steamed rice stir fried in wok with other ingredients like eggs, vegetable and meat. Fried rice is a common staple in American Chinese cuisine where it is usually flavored with soya sauce instead of table salt. In Chinese restaurant of United Kingdom this is also a staple dish.
Fried rice has different names in different part of the world. Bai cha a Khamer variation eaten usually with pork. Nasi goreng in Indonesia is cooked with sweet soya sauce accompanied by fried egg or chicken. Chaufa in Peru which combines traditional Chinese recipe with a distinct touch of South American flavor. Arroz Frito popular in Cuba where the dish features mainly on ham, bbq pork, eggs, shrimp, chicken and variety of vegetables. Omurice in Japanese is wrapped in egg omelets and mixed with different vegetables. These are few variation of fried rice from world cuisine.
In India fried rice is also a very popular dish. Each region in India adds it’s own spices and herb to match the taste. Today’s mixed vegetable fried rice recipe is another example of fusion cooking influenced from Chinese fried rice but with an Indian touch.
You may have tried various versions of fried rice but try this once and I am sure mixed vegetable fried rice will soon be in your fav list.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Serves 3 to 4
Mixed Vegetable Rice Ingredients
- 6 cup cooked long grain basmati rice
- 1 cup small cubed mixed vegetables ( carrot, beet root, French beans, green bell pepper)
- ¼ cup of cashew
- Handful of raisin
- 2 chicken seasoning cube
- ½ cup of vegetable or sunflower oil
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp soya sauce (optional)
- Salt to taste
How to cook Mixed Vegetable Rice
Cook rice as per your cooking style and keep it aside. Try Basmati rice which is best for cooking such type of dish. If Basmati rice is not available then you can use any long grain rice.
Take pan heat oil in it then add the vegetables.
Ffry all the vegetables till they are crunchy but cooked for four to five minutes.
Then add the cashew and raisin and stir for half a minute.
Add cooked rice, chicken seasoning, sugar, salt and soya sauce if using.
Now mix this very well and cook it for another four to five minutes continuously stirring the whole thing.
Your mixed vegetable fried rice is now ready.
This is very easy and fast to cook and you can use your left over rice for this preparation.
Serve hot with chicken drumstick curry or chili paneer or chili chicken with some fresh cucumber tomato salad.