Vegetable Fried Rice

  • 3 tbsp Refined Groundnut oil +2 tsp oil while cooking the rice
  • 2 cups cooked basmati or any long grained rice
  • 2 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves chopped fine
  • 2 Spring onion whites chopped lengthwise and the greens chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp Light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp white  pepper powder
  • 1 capsicum finely chopped
  • 5  french beans finely chopped and blanched
  • 1 carrot finely chopped and blanched
  • Salt to taste
  • Wash 1 cup rice 3 to 4 times to let go of excess starch and drain.Set aside for 30 minutes. Put the rice in a heavy bottomed pan. Add four times the quantity of water and 2 tsps of oil. Let it boil and once the rice is cooked,drain off excess water,fluff up the rice with a fork and keep aside on a flat plate.
  • Heat a wok over a high flame and add oil and swirl so that it coats the wok. I used a nonstick pan.
  • Add finely chopped ginger, garlic, and chopped spring onion whites and capsicum to the wok. Add the vegetables and stir fry for a min . Add cooked long grained rice and stir fry. Add white pepper powder and salt. Add light soy sauce, stir fry for a minute, sprinkle vinegar and toss well.
  • Garnish with spring onion greens. Remove from heat and serve hot.
  • The rice should be tender but not mushy.
  • Adding oil while cooking the rice prevents the rice from boiling over and also from sticking to the bottom of the pan. It also adds flavour to the rice.
  • Use refined groundnut oil. It makes a huge difference tastewise. Also Chinese cooking requires stir frying on high flame so use oils with high smoke point. Example: Refined groundnut oil.
  • Light soy sauce is saltier so add salt taking it into consideration.
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