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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

VEGETABLE FRIED RICE

INDIAN- CHINESE FUSION
Chinese Recipes with an Indian touch. Man's passion for food and his hunger to taste new delights have always made him very innovative in food, so here is presenting you guys with some Indian-Chinese Vegetarian delights which means Chinese food altered to Indian tastes and suiting Indian palette.
Here's the Recipe for

Vegetable Fried Rice
Ingredients
Rice 2 Cups (Preferably use Basmati Rice)
Onions (finely chopped) 1 cup
Ginger Paste - 1 tsp
Chilly Paste - 1 tsp
Spring Onions and their leaves - 1/2 cup
Oil 4 tbsp.
Green peas - 1/4 cup
Carrot (cut into strips) ¼ cup
French beans (cut into small cubes) ¼ cup
Capsicum (cut into small cubes) ¼ cup
Ajinomoto - ½ tsp.
Vinegar 2 tbsp
Soya sauce 2 tbsp.
Salt to taste.
Preparation Method
In a Wok(Kadhai), Take Oil, Saute the onions, spring onions(onions and the leaves as well) with the ginger paste and chilly paste until the onions are transparent, then add the vegetables, Add the Ajinomoto, some salt and stir fry.
Dont overcook the vegetables, as Chinese vegetable are always half cooked and crisp.
Now wash the rice nicely and drain the water completely.
Add the rice to the Vegetables in the wok and stir fry for a while till all mixes well. Add some Soya sauce and vinegar. Add salt according to taste. Mix well. Add water, just enough to cover the rice and vegetables. Basmati rice doesnt require much water to cook. Close the wok with a lid and wait for the rice to cook in the steam. After 5-7 minutes check if the rice is done.
If the rice is done. Mix well and Stir fry for 2-3 minutes on high flame while continuously stirring it.
Incase you feel, the salt is less, dont add salt , add soya sauce as soya sauce is used to make the dishes salty in chinese cuisine.
Serve hot.

Tip : Use Light Soya Sauce, As Dark Soya sauce will make the rice very dark in colour.

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