Fried rice is very commonly ordered and eaten in any restaurant found here in India. The most common versions include the schezwan fried rice and the chicken fried rice while Vegetable fried rice is the easiest form. Many who cannot handle the dryness of fried rice consume with a gravy. Since vegetable fried rice is prepared during a Chinese inspired meal, the gravy also belongs to the similar cuisine.
I recently prepared vegetable fried rice at home. Here is the recipe
1 and half cup chopped vegetables
(carrots, beans, spring onions and capsicum)
2 cups rice was cooked in pressure cooker with 1tsp oil and pinch of salt
1 chopped onion
2 green chillies cut in big pieces
2 tbsp oil
4 garlic cloves
1 tbsp pepper powder
1 tbsp soya sauce
1 tbsp vinegar
Take 2 tbsps of oil in a big pan. Add chopped onions, garlic and green chillies. Saute them till the onions turn pinkish brown in color. Now add vegetables, saute them and cover the pan. Let them cook on steam for few minutes. Now add salt and intermittently check the vegetables for its consistency. When they turn soft, increase the flame and fry them for few minutes.
Now add the rice to the pan! Add soya sauce, vinegar, salt and pepper powder. Fry and mix all the contents together. Fried rice (image below) is ready to be served.
Since I was having a Chinese cuisine night, we ate it with veg balls in manchurian gravy (take away from Treat restaurant in Bangalore) and Hakka noodles prepared at home (image below)