Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fried Rice

This recipe comes from my aunt, who is a wonderful cook. It is a little customised to suit the tastes of our family. We all love eating this version of fried rice with Gobi Manchurian. It is very simple and easy to cook, and is healthy too.

Ingredients (For 2 people):

1. Oil for tadka
2. Ajinomoto to taste
3. Salt to taste
4. Pepper powder to taste
5. A small piece of ginger (finely chopped)
6. 1-1/2 glasses of rice (cooked in about 3-1/2 glasses of water i.e. neither too raw nor overcooked)
7. 2 small onions (chopped finely)
8. A few garlic cloves (peeled and chopped finely)
8. A cupfull of chopped vegetables - beans, carrots, cabbage, green peas, etc.


1. Heat a little oil in a kadhai and add the onions. Cook till they start turning brown.
2. Add the chopped garlic and saute a little.
3. Add the chopped vegetables and cook till they are tender, sprinkling water if necessary.
4. Crumble the rice a bit and add it to the vegetables. Mix well.
5. Add the salt and pepper powder to taste. Let it cook for a while.
6. When it is almost done, add a pinch of ajinomoto and mix well. Take off from heat.

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