Speeding things up!

I have always preferred rice over rotis, and always tend to make a little extra just so I have leftovers for the next day. I like it when I take a peek into my fridge and find a box of leftover plain rice. It drives my imagination wild, since there is so much you can create out of plain boiled rice.

I have tried so many rice dishes over time but fried rice has always been a favourite. There is so much you can do to alter the taste and so many ways you can use to make a big bowl of fried rice. I often use whatever veggies or meats i have at hand, throw in a variety of flavours, and I have a great wholesome meal ready to be served.

This is another easy breezy recipe that hardly takes anytime at all and can be put together in minutes. I can’t even remember how many times I’ve cooked this up at the end of a long tiring day. And it never fails to please me!

Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked plain rice
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, beans, celery, cabbage…go wild! Frozen
  • vegetables would also be a great option)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 chicken buillion cube (substitute with├é┬ávegetable buillion cube for a vegetarian version)
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed black pepper
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • chopped spring onion for garnish

Method:

  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan and fry onions till transparent. Add vegetables, bullion cube, salt, pepper and chili powder and fry till all the water from the vegetables evaporate.
  • Add rice and mix well. Splash soya sauce and stir-fry rice till everything is mixed well.
  • Garnish with spring onions and serve warm.

A great side to spicy Pepper Chicken!

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