Vegetable Fried Rice

Who doesn't like the greasy Indian Chinese fried rice? Pair that with some spicy manchurian, and we have a dinner going... It has become so popular that tiny roadside carts also sell you some tasty fried rice at lower cost... But some of the best things are made at home when you know how hygienic it is... And this works perfectly for a busy week night dinner as it hardly takes any time to prepare.

Vegetable Fried Rice

Rice and vegetables stir fried together.

Recipe Type:  Main Course
Cuisine:          Indian Chinese
Prep Time:     30 minutes
Cook time:     60 minutes (Includes cooking rice)
Yield:              2-3 Servings


3/4 cup uncooked or 2-3 cups cooked Rice
1 Carrot
10-12 Green Beans
1/2 Capsicum
2 Spring Onions or 1 Onion
1" piece Ginger
3-4 cloves Garlic
1-2 Tbsp Soy sauce
1/2 tsp Ajinomoto / Maggi magic cube (Optional)
1 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp Vinegar
3 tsp Oil
2-3 drops Lime juice


  • Rice needs to be slightly under cooked and dry for fried rice. So cook the rice with a little less water than usual and for little less time. I cooked with a tbsp less than 1.5 cups of water and it generally takes 5 whistles or 10 mins for my rice to cook in the pressure cooker. I cooked for 4 whistles instead. Add a few drops of lime juice so that the cooked rice has separate grains.
  • Once the rice is cooked, spread it out on a large plate until ready to use.
  • Chop the carrot and beans into small cubes and boil them until half done.I microwaved them for around 6 mins.
  • Julienne the capsicum and onions. If the spring onions are very small, you can use more.
  • Crush the ginger and garlic into a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai / wok and once it is hot, add the onion and fry.
  • Once the onions are slightly translucent, add the ginger garlic paste and capsicum and fry for 1 min
  • Add the beans and carrot and cook until the vegetables are almost 90% done. They should retain their bite. Do not overcook them.
  • Add the 1 tbsp soya sauce, pepper, vinegar, ajinomoto or maggi magic cube and mix well.
  • Add the rice and mix well
  • Add salt and any other sauce as per taste
  • Serve hot with some spicy manchurian

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