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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Chinese Veg Fried Rice / Vegetable Fried Rice - Chinese Restaurant Style

We love Chinese Food - Fried Rice, Broccoli in Hot Garlic Sauce, Spring Rolls, Garlic Chicken, Tofu Coconut Curry and veg noodles are our most fav and constant restaurant order. Once in a month we used to go Chinese Restaurants  - Panda Hut, P.F. Chang's China Bistro. Even my kids love this Chinese Fried Rice. Its my long time wish to recreate their Fried Rice & Broccoli in Hot sauce. And finally made it last weekend for our lunch. Traditionally Chinese Fried Rice are made with a day or two days old Cooked Rice(cold Rice) and also in restaurants they use Jasmine/Long grain rice but i used Basmati Rice. Except the rice flavor n taste i got the 90% of Restaurants' Fried rice taste, texture and flavor.

This Chinese Fried rice entirely different from the Fried Rice which we get in India. Here they use more chunky vegetables and also add eggs to the veg rice but every time we order fried rice without eggs.  This Fried rice is more healthy since its loaded with lots of vegetables and less sauces. I have used all the vegetables they use in Chinese Restaurants like Broccoli, Carrots, Mushrooms, Beans sprouts, peas, snow peas, onions, spring onions. Very simple preparation with great taste n flavor.
If u haven't tried it plz give it a try, this homemade version is even more fresh, healthy n tasty. Now off to the recipe.

Ingredients
  1. Cooked Rice    2 cups
  2. Onion    1 medium(thinly cut in length wise)
  3. Spring onion    1 bulb(chopped)
  4. Garlic     3 fat flakes (finely chopped)
  5. Broccoli     20 -25 small florets
  6. Carrot     1 no.(finely diced)
  7. Mushroom      3 no.(sliced)
  8. Bean sprouts       1 handful
  9. Snow peas      10 no.s
  10. Green Peas    1/4 cup
  11. Soy Sauce     1 and 1/2 tsp
  12. Pepper powder    to taste
  13. Sugar    1/4 tsp
  14. Spring onion greens   to garnish
  15. Oil(sesame oil or olive oil)      2 tbsp

Method
  • First cook rice and cool for a while n then refrigerate it until use. Wash and chop vegetables and keep ready.
  • Heat oil in a wide pan/kadai, add garlic wait till it roast finely and then add spring onions and onions and saute for a minute.
  • After that add carrots and broccoli and stir fry for 2 minutes with little salt.
  • Then goes mushroom, snow peas, bean sprouts, peas sprinkle little salt and stir fry for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Now add pepper powder and sugar stir fry the vegetables for few seconds then add cooked rice and soy sauce n enough salt and continue stirring the rice for 2-3 minutes or until the rice and vegetables tossed well with pepper n soy sauce.
  • Check salt n pepper, if u want add it more and give a nice mix.
  • Finally garnish with spring onion greens. That's it...very healthy, flavorful and yummy Vegetable Fried Rice ready.
  • Serve hot with any desired accompaniments, we had it with Broccoli in Hot Garlic Sauce(coming up next)

Notes:
Make sure u did not fry the vegetables for longer time till it turns soft n mushy, vegetables should remains crunchy.
If u don't get beans sprouts, snow peas u can skip and try it with available/desired vegetables.
If u like adding eggs to veg rice, add scrambled eggs to the stir fried vegetables after adding soy sauce,sugar,pepper powder.
If u like Jasmine rice or Long grain rice or brown rice use it. Cook rice and allow to cool n keep it in fridge until start cooking.
To get the real flavor n color of Chinese Fried Rice - first heat 1-2 tsp dark sesame oil/olive oil then add cooked rice(chilled) and soy sauce and sprinkle little salt and stir fry the rice for 3-4 minutes. That's the reason it called as "fried rice"
Then add this stir fried rice to sauteed vegetables(do not add soy sauce to vegetables, simply saute till tender) and combine and stir fry for another 2 minutes and finally garnish with spring onions and Enjoy. By this way your vegetables will not turn dark in color and remains colorful and appetizing.
I wanted to try it this way but was in hurry to finish my cooking/clicking so did in regular way !


32 comments:

  1. oh lovely, looks very tempting!!! Love that grey table-mat @ the back!!! :)

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  2. Fried rice looks delicious.........Wonderful clicks.

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  3. Delicious fried rice with lovely clicks as always Sangee...Love the second click much :-)

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  4. Very nice fried rice! Beautiful pics as always!

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  5. I usually don't add broccoli to this fried rice,but this looks a healthy way to sneak in for kids..Yummy colorful rice,nice clicks tooo !!!

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  6. so delicious Fried rice dear...i love ur clicks its so amazing....

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  7. Delicious and flavorful fried rice,I usually don't add brocolli..adding broccoli sounds inviting...

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  8. Perfect and delicious fried rice..loved your tip ,will try next time:)

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  9. awesome presentation sangee.. liked your grey background too..

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  10. Looks delicious as you said, restaurant's style fried rice. Amazing clicks dear.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/02/paal-kozhukattai-kollukattai-modaks-in.html

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  11. Perfect stir fry...I really like your clicks.

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  12. Fried rice looks so colorful and delicious!! Making me feel hungry now..
    As always nice presentation, Sangee.. :)

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  13. Simple and lovely rice Sangee and love the addition of broccoli and loving each and every one of your clicks...

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  14. Yum,would love to have some right now.

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  15. fried rice looks yummmy amd tempting me..

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  16. wonderful post.. fried rice is my favourite as well.... looks delicious!!

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  17. Wow the fried looks yummy and love the clicks dear.

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  18. I too make similarly.. looks gr8 sangee :)

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  19. One of my favorite sides that I can actually eat alone!

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  20. What a colorful fried rice akka...super delectable clicks..semaya iruku :) my fav recipe!!!

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  21. I always have a soft corner for chinese foods, may be coz am living in china town. Love to get this bowl anytime Sangee.

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  22. Nice recipe! I really love the ingredients especially the design of the dish. It looks very inviting! I think my family will like to eat this. I will cook this for them. Thank you for sharing!

    Stir Fry Recipe

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