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veg fried rice

veg fried rice recipe with step by step photos – 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.

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.

step by step vegetable fried rice recipe:

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

soaked rice

2.  bring 4.5 to 5 cups water, ½ tsp salt and 2-3 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 2 to 2.5 tbsp oil in a wok or a pan. first add 1 star anise and fry for some seconds or till the oil becomes fragrant.

heat oil to make veg fried rice

7. add the garlic (3 to 4 small sized garlic chopped or ¾ tsp finely chopped garlic). 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 2 tbsp chopped 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 3 tsp soy sauce, salt and ½ tsp black pepper powder. 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 1 tsp 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





{ 106 Responses }

  1. P Naylor says

    I love this recipe. So easy and so delicious! I’m not a big anise fan, so I substituted with Chinese 5 spice and I added a couple scrambled egg. Even my very picky eater, 5 year old loved it! It’s a great way to get my kids a serving of vegetables in variety of colors. Thanks!

  2. rohan ken says

    Thanks Amit for this recipe which is very easy to cook for a 14 year old boy like me ,my mother is ill and can’t cook coz of her nerv probs so I thought of cooking ur recipe & u know what she liked it so much and this isnt just a recipe its a magical spell which creates food and brings family more close…thanks a lot ^-^……

  3. Dr Jini says

    Hello Amit. You really make cooking intresting n yummy… The best part is simplicity of recepie. Awesummm . Despite a busy schedule as a Gynac.. I manage to cook for family always by my own bcoz of Ur quick to do recepies.

  4. Ankita says

    I made the lemon rice recipe for dinner today…I loved how easy it was to make and tasted great…the step by step recipes really helped a lot…my next recipe is going to be this fried rice… Thank you so much..

  5. G S Sandhu says

    Wowww superb very yummy
    Today my wife’s health is not well
    That’s why I cooked vegetable fried rice and veg Manchorian for my sweet wife with your instructions Thanks amit …..!!!!

  6. lyn Marie fernandes says

    The recipes u gv r awsm im 17 and I love to cook I HV tried a pllot of ur recipes and I HV got success and awsm comments i lk the pic. As it really helps alot …. Thanx a lot

      • Pragathi Suri says

        Hi, I have tried the tawa paneer and some other recipes from ur blog… All turned out so we’ll… The pictures help a lot to while preparing for the first time. .. Today I’ll try fried rice recipe. ..
        Thanks a lot for the wonderful mouth watering recipe..

  7. deepali sharma says

    Hello dassana
    Ur recipes r just fabulous. … although its homemade but taste like Chinese outlets . …loved it spl my 8 yr old kid saransh he is found of Chinese food …..he is saying mumma it’s yuuuuummmm. So thanks a tone for ur delicious and healthy recipes.

  8. ANAND LAKSHMI NARASIMHAN says

    GREAT. I COOKED RICE EXACTLY LIKE SAID – AL DENTE. IT IS PERFECT. HOWEVER DID NOT ADD SOY SAUCE AND MUSHROOM. CELERY NOT AVAILABLE HERE. BUT TASTE WAS FABULOUS. NOVICES TO COOKING, TRY THIS WITHOUT FEATR. IT WORKS PERFECTLY. ALMOST LIKE RESTAURANT.

  9. Sowmya says

    I just tried this recipe and it came out tasting totally awesome. Thanks for your easy and well explained recipes. It makes me enjoy cooking!

  10. Sheerja says

    Hi!
    I’m an avid fan of your mouth watering recipes and the delightful photos that explain all the details. Just a tiny correction if you could. Celery is actually a vegetable but in your photos and description I think the herb you’re talking about is actually called parsley.
    Regards

  11. sakshi yavankar says

    the recipes you share are simply awesome…i prefer the website on regular basis…looking ahead for intresting recipes…good luck :)

  12. says

    Hello dassana,thnx for easy recipes you give us. Your recipy of fried rice is awesome n my husband liked this and praised me. You made my day. Thank you again

  13. Suptinil Dutta says

    Dassana Di you are just rocking…..Today I tried the fried rice and veg manchurian (both the dried and gravy)….First time in my life I made Chinese dish for my mom and she love those….Thank You….:) :) :)

    • says

      welcome suptinil. glad to know that you and your mother liked the recipes. thanks for sharing positive feedback and for your kind words.

  14. P.Brunda says

    I love the way you explain and with photos, nice. Please upload pure continental veg. Foods. I am today trying your fried rice receive hope I will succeed. Happy Holi. Thank you

  15. mymoona says

    Hi dassana I make this fried rice many times.it comes so delicious and yummy…and I want to make this Fried rice with different veggies but,i have no idea.. Pls tell me any other suitable veggie for this recipe…

  16. Dhaval says

    I don’t have easy access to fresh celery. Is it possible to incorporate dried celery into this? If so at which step?

    Thanks!

  17. Joyeeta Sarkar says

    I was making the dish at home and it was amazing.My would be husband also like the dish very much. Thanks for uploading this recipe and the pictures along with the steps help a lot.

  18. tapaswini says

    This looks sooooo yummy ! I prepare it this way too! I think i need to cut the veggies more finely like urs ! :)

  19. 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

  20. Hemalatha says

    HI
    I tried this recipe today. and the outcome was awesome, delicious .
    Thanks For the Share !!!

  21. 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?

  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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 !