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Fried Rice | How to make Veg Fried Rice | Easy One Pot dishes

This is a dish that’s very close to my heart as this is the first dish that my elder one cooked this all on her own. I helped her a bit guiding her on few proportions, but otherwise she made it from A-Z. I had a non-soya version earlier, but this was made restaurant style, with all frills intact. We were too excited to plate this in a propah-blogger style , but the taste was top notch, if I may say so πŸ™‚

I am very proud that my kids are taking their baby steps to cooking as I believe that every child irrespective of gender needs to know at least 10-15 basic dishes (not including how to make Maggi or coffee/tea :p) before they head out to college not only as a means of survival but also appreciate the considerable savings they can make with homemade food.  

That was every reason I have posted it today. I have made a different variation of this fried rice with millets, but that post is for another day πŸ™‚

We are on a A-Z grains Mega Marathon this April, and do catch up on what we have so far on the blog:

A – Achari Methi Channa Pulao

B – Broccoli Veg Pulav

C – Cabbage Khichdi

D – Dalia Bisibele Bhaath

E – Elakkai Paal Rava Kesari

F – Fried Rice


Prep time – 15 mins, Cook time – 20 mins, Serves – 2

What you need: (1 cup = 200 ml)

Rice – 1 cup ( I used regular rice)

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp

Soya sauce – 1 tsp

Green chilli vinegar – 1/2 tsp

Chilly sauce – 1/2 tsp

Sugar – 1/2 tsp

White pepper powder – 1 tsp (adjust spice)

White onions – 1/2 – finely minced

Sesame oil – 1 TBSP

Chopped Veggies : Shredded cabbage, Bell pepper, Grated carrots, chopped white scallions – 1 cup in all 

Finely minced spring onion – 2 TBSP (for garnish)


How to:

Wash and soak rice, cook till fluffy and keep aside. Let it cool completely. My kid simply pressure cooked the rice with some salt the previous night, cooled it a bit after fluffing it. and left it in the refrigerator. 

Next day : Bring the rice to room temperature.

In a pan, heat sesame oil to smoking point, turn down and add the chopped onions, veggies and ginger garlic paste. Turn the heat up and quickly toss the veggies so they acquire a bit of burnt flavour as they crisp up a little. Add salt, soya sauce, pepper powder, sugar and toss again. 

Now add the rice and toss the pan up and down, so as to not break the grains and now add in the Green chilli vinegar, Chilli sauce and toss again.

Adjust salt and spices and garnish with chopped spring onion greens.

Serve immediately or cool a bit and pack in the lunch box.

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  1. vaishali sabnani

    Kudos ! Young girls and boys these days are quite smart and they learn rather quickly . Your daughter has done a amazing job with the rice , cooked it perfectly – perhaps better than many of us ! It’s hard to get that firm rice for fried rice . Hugs to her !

  2. Suma Gandlur

    The rice looks perfectly made. Your daughter, who I am sure is not college ready yet has done an amazing job. I bet she will master the art of cooking by the time she is ready to leave the home.

  3. Perfectly done fried rice, Good job by your daughter following mommy's footsteps.

  4. Wow big hugs to your daughter and I agree with you. Irrespective of the gender kids need to learn cooking. I am slowly involving raghav in kitchen chores. Let's see. πŸ™‚ Between the fried rice is amazing.

  5. Gayathri Kumar

    Kudos to your daughter Kalyani. She has done an amazing job. The plating too looks so good. Must have been an awesome meal.

  6. So wonderful to know that your daughter made this. Looks awesome and inviting.

  7. Kudos to your older one. She did a fabulous job with the fried rice. It will be such nice memory for her.

  8. Wow! Your daughter has totally rocked that fried rice. You must be very proud. I agree that kids need to learn cooking, it is such a basic life skill. Awesome dish!!

  9. CookwithRenu

    One of my comforting meals , which I have not made since ages. Your pics are tempting me to make them soon. Your daugther did an awesome job.

  10. Loved this rice platter prepared by your daughter. I agree with you that everyone in spite of gender should know the basics of cooking that helps a lot in future when they are out on their own.

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