veg fried rice recipe, how to make vegetable fried rice recipe

veg fried rice

veg fried rice recipe – one of our favorite indo chinese recipe. whenever we order an indo chinese menu then veg fried rice is always there. along with fried rice we usually order different indo chinese vegetables recipes or snacks. however vegetable fried rice has always stayed permanent in our choice of menu for indo chinese take aways or in restaurants.

this veg fried rice tastes more chinese than indo chinese. i have used the spice star anise (chakri phool) to flavor the rice along with soy sauce. the indo chinese version of fried rice which we get in india is always spiced and sometimes hot too. they add different spices & herbs like green chilies, red chili powder, garam masala powder etc. i have kept this vegetable fried rice plain and simple, so that the flavors of the vegetables are enhanced.

whenever you make any chinese recipe then always add celery to get the real chinese taste. without celery something will be missing. you can make chinese food without other important ingredients like spring onions but not without celery. but if you don’t have then there is no option or substitute. just skip it. celery pic below.

celery shrub

beside the regular vegetables like carrots, beans used in the fried rice, i have also added button mushrooms. you can add your choice of vegetables when you make this fried rice. you can make this veg fried rice from freshly cooked rice or leftover rice.

don’t over cook the rice. they have to be al dente or just cooked. always drain and completely cool the rice before you stir fry them with the veggies. if the rice is not cooled and added hot or warm, you won’t get a perfect texture and the rice grains will break and become mushy.

while serving veg fried rice you have many options. you can serve it with any indo chinese gravy dish like veg manchurian or paneer manchurian or chilli mushroom or chilli paneer or veg balls in hot garlic sauce or schezwan chilli potatoes or sweet and sour vegetables.

lets start step by step vegetable fried rice recipe:

1. soak rice in water for 30 mins. then drain and keep the rice aside.

soaked rice

2.  bring 4.5 to 5 cups water, salt and a few drops of oil to a gentle boil. add the drained soaked rice.

adding rice to hot water

3. simmer on a low flame without a lid and cook the rice till they are al dente or just cooked.

cooked rice for making veg fried rice

4. strain in a colander and let the rice cool completely. cover and keep the rice aside.  you can also rinse the rice with water so that the rice grains stop cooking. gently with your hands, move the cooked rice grains, while rinsing them with water. drain completely. cover and keep aside.

strain cooked rice

5. when the rice is cooling, chop the veggies finely and keep aside. remember to chop the french beans very finely. they take more time to cook than other veggies. you can also blanch them first and then cook. another option is to add the beans first and then add the other vegetables.

vegetables for veg fried rice recipe

6. heat oil in a wok or a pan. first add the star anise and fry for some seconds or till the oil becomes fragrant.

heat oil to make veg fried rice

7. add the the garlic and saute for some seconds. no need to brown the garlic. you can also add ginger if you prefer.

add ginger garlic paste - making veg fried rice

8. add the spring onions whites and saute for 2 minutes.

add onions to make veg fried rice recipe

9. add all the finely chopped veggies including the celery. increase the flame to high and stir fry the vegetables on a high flame. if you cannot handle stir frying on a high flame, then stir fry on a medium flame.

stir fry vegetables

10. you have to continuously toss and stir while frying so that the veggies are uniformly cooked and do not get burnt.

stir frying vegetables for veg fried rice recipe

11. the veggies have to be stir fried till they are almost cooked and yet retain their crunch.

fried vegetables for veg fried rice recipe

12. add the soy sauce, salt and pepper. keep a check when adding salt, as soy sauce already has salt in it.

add soy sauce to make veg fried rice

13. stir quickly and add the rice.

add rice to make veg fried rice recipe

14. stir fry for a few minutes till the sauce has coated the fried rice well.

stir veg fried rice

15. add rice vinegar (optional). you can also add regular vinegar. mix well.

making veg fried rice recipe

16. add chopped spring onions greens to garnish the veg fried rice. you can also mix chopped spring onions greens with the veg fried rice.

making veg fried rice recipe

17. serve veg fried rice hot plain or with an indo chinese vegetable recipe. you can serve it with any indo chinese gravy dish like veg manchurian or paneer manchurian or chilli mushroom or chilli paneer or veg balls in hot garlic sauce or schezwan chilli potatoes or sweet and sour vegetables.

veg fried rice recipe

if you are looking for more rice recipes then do check mushroom fried rice, schezwan fried ricelemon rice, biryani rice, parsi brown rice and masala rice.

vegetable fried rice recipe below:

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veg fried rice recipe
 
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veg fried rice - indo chinese vegetable fried rice recipe. one of the popular street foods in india.
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RECIPE TYPE: main
CUISINE: indo chinese
SERVES: 3-4
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
for cooking the rice:
  • 1 cup long grained rice or basmati rice
  • 4.5 to 5 cups water
  • ½ tsp salt or as required
  • 2 to 3 drops of oil
rest of the ingredients:
  • ¼ cup each of finely chopped spring onion whites/scallions, carrots, french beans, cabbage, mushrooms, capsicum or bell peppers (green, red or yellow) or about 1.5 to 2 cups finely chopped vegetables
  • 3 to 4 small sized garlic chopped or ¾ tsp finely chopped garlic
  • ½ inch ginger, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1.5 to 2 tsp finely chopped celery, skip if you do not have
  • 3 tsp naturally fermented soy sauce or add as required
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar or regular vinegar,
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder or add as required
  • 1 star anise/chakri phool
  • 2 to 2.5 tbsp sesame oil or any other oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped spring onions greens for garnish or adding towards the end
  • salt as required
INSTRUCTIONS
cooking the rice:
  1. rinse rice very well till the water runs clear of starch. soak rice in water for 30 mins. drain and keep aside.
  2. in a pot, bring to a gentle boil 4.5 to 5 cups of water with salt and 2 to 3 drops of oil.
  3. add the soaked and drained rice to the hot water.
  4. on a low to medium flame cook the rice without the lid.
  5. when the rice becomes al dente or just cooked, remove the pot from fire and drain the rice.
  6. you can also gently rinse the rice in water so that they stop cooking and don't stick to each other. cover the rice and keep aside till the rice cools completely.
preparing the fried rice:
  1. when the rice is cooling, chop the veggies finely and keep aside. remember to chop the french beans very finely. they take more time to cook than other veggies. you can also blanch them first and then cook. another option is to add the beans first and then add the other vegetables.
  2. heat oil in a wok or a pan. first add the star anise and fry for some seconds or till the oil becomes fragrant.
  3. add the garlic and saute for some seconds. no need to brown the garlic. at this stage, you can also add ginger, if you prefer.
  4. add the spring onions whites/scallions and saute for about 2 minutes.
  5. then add all the finely chopped veggies including the celery. increase the flame on a high and stir fry the veggies on a high flame.
  6. if you cannot handle stir frying on a high flame, then stir fry on a medium flame.
  7. you have to continuously toss and stir while frying so that the veggies are uniformly cooked and do not get burnt.
  8. the veggies have to be stir fried, till they are almost cooked and yet retain their crunchiness and crispiness.
  9. add the soy sauce, salt and pepper. stir quickly and add the rice. stir fry for a few minutes till the sauce has coated the fried rice well. keep a check when adding salt, as soy sauce already has salt in it.
  10. serve the veg fried rice hot plain or with an indo chinese vegetable gravy.
NOTES
to give a sweet taste to the veg fried rice, you can add a bit of tomato sauce.
to give a hot taste and flavor, you can add some red chili sauce or green chili sauce.




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  1. Aleena Shuja says

    Wonderful recipe. I like the way you have given demonstration on each step as if a live video is streaming. This makes so easy cooking without any ambiguity. The rices recipe is outstanding

  2. Megha says

    dear Dassana I have looked in many markets but can’t find celery, not even in Big Bazaar .I live in Bengal, Howrah which is not really a total suburb,what do I do?

  3. hanna says

    Hi I liked the recipes but when I try it won’t come the same.my husb love new food and I always try to make new. Any suggesion for good cooking.

  4. Amy S says

    So I have a question – For celery – Can I use dry celery spice or is it the fresh green celery stalk? I have the dry celery seed spice and was wondering if I could use that and if so how much would you recommend.

    Thanks,
    Amy

  5. Deepti says

    Hii ! I made it yesterday n followed the recipe to the T ! It came out jus perfect. I had no idea that celery abd star anise would make so much of a difference !