burnt garlic fried rice recipe, how to make burnt garlic fried rice recipe

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burnt garlic fried rice recipe - one of the popular variety of veg fried rice available in the chinese restaurants in india.
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burnt garlic fried rice recipe with step by step photos – indo chinese recipe of burnt garlic fried rice. one of the popular variety of veg fried rice available in the chinese restaurants and stalls in india.

burnt garlic fried rice recipe

i had got a couple of requests to post the recipe of burnt garlic fried rice. i had burnt garlic fried rice many times in restaurants, so was easy for me to know what goes into it and how its made. yes some of the times, i end up asking the chef in restaurants, as to how the recipe is made.

preparing garlic fried rice is similar to making veg fried rice but with a small difference. this small difference makes for a big change in the overall taste and flavor of this fried rice – the garlic is stir fried till its slightly burnt and then mixed with rice or the rice is mixed with it. you can choose whatever method suits you. i stir fry the garlic before and then add the veggies and rice. if you want you can stir fry the onions, veggies and rice first. then stir fry the garlic in a bit of sesame oil and then add to the veg fried rice.

few more delicious rice recipes from indo chinese cuisine are:

while making most of the indo chinese recipes, you need to chop the veggies finely. either use a good knife or use a food processor. food processor is easier, but i prefer to chop the veggies with knife. could be as thats how i have been trained 🙂

serve garlic fried rice plain or with a side gravy dish like paneer manchurian or mushroom manchurian or paneer schezwan gravy.

if you are looking for more indo chinese recipes then do check veg noodles, chow mein and veg manchurian recipe.

burnt garlic fried rice recipe

burnt garlic fried rice recipe
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burnt garlic fried rice recipe

burnt garlic fried rice recipe - one of the popular variety of veg fried rice available in the chinese restaurants in india.
course main course
cuisine indo chinese
prep time 30 minutes
cook time 12 minutes
total time 42 minutes
servings 1 to 2
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for cooking rice

  • ½ cup basmati rice or any long grained rice or 100 grams basmati rice
  • 3 cups water or 750 ml water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil

for stir frying rice

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 10 grams garlic (lahsun) or 9 to 10 small to medium garlic cloves or 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 60 grams spring onions (scallions) or 1 large or 2 small to medium spring onions or ⅓ cup chopped spring onion whites
  • 80 grams carrot or 1 small to medium carrot or ⅓ cup finely chopped carrots
  • 30 grams beans or 5 to 6 beans - finely chopped
  • 80 grams capsicum or 1 medium capsicum or ⅓ cup finely chopped capsicum
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped celery (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon crushed black pepper or pepper powder - add as required
  • 1 teaspoon naturally fermented soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon rice vinegar or regular vinegar (optional)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped spring onion greens
  • salt as required

how to make recipe

cooking rice

  1. rinse 1/2 cup basmati rice very well in water till the water runs clear of starch. then soak rice in enough water for 30 minutes. after 30 minutes drain the rice and keep aside.
  2. in a pot or pan heat 3 cups water.
  3. when the water becomes hot, add 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon oil.
  4. bring the water to a boil on high flame. then add the rice.
  5. gently stir or shake the pan.
  6. cook the rice on high flame, till it becomes al dente. this is the rapid boiling method of cooking rice. hence no need to cover the pan with any lid.
  7. the rice should be al dente, meaning almost cooked. if you want you can cook the rice more.
  8. then in a colander or strainer, strain the rice.
  9. gently rinse the rice with running water. this will stop cooking of the rice.
  10. cover and keep the rice aside till it cools down. the rice has to be cooled at room temperature before you add it to the stir fried veggies.

making burnt garlic fried rice

  1. now rinse and then chop finely all the veggies. you can use your choice of veggies.
  2. in a wok or kadai, heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil.
  3. add 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic.
  4. on a low to medium flame, begin to stir fry the garlic.
  5. first the garlic would start turning light brown and then become golden.
  6. when the garlic turns golden, remove 1 to 2 teaspoon of the garlic and keep aside. we will use this stir fried garlic for garnish.
  7. now continue to fry the garlic till it becomes more browned and a bit burnt.
  8. once the garlic becomes more browned, then add the spring onion whites. reserve the spring onion greens to be added later and for garnish.
  9. increase the flame to medium or high and stir fry the spring onions for a minute.
  10. then add finely chopped french beans. this step is only if you are using french beans. if not using french beans, then move to step 12.
  11. stir fry for 2 minutes on a high flame.
  12. then add all the other veggies. mix well.
  13. add 1/2 teaspoon crushed black pepper or pepper powder and 1 teaspoon finely chopped celery. add black pepper as per your taste requirements. skip celery if you do not have.
  14. mix very well.
  15. stir fry the veggies for 2 to 3 minutes.
  16. then add 1 teaspoon naturally fermented soy sauce. the one i used was a gluten free soy sauce.
  17. mix the soy sauce very well with the stir fried veggies.
  18. add the rice.
  19. season with salt. go easy on the salt as soy sauce already has salt in it.
  20. mix and toss the rice very well with the stir fried veggies and burnt garlic. you can mix with a fork or spoon.
  21. stir fry rice for a minute.
  22. then add 1/4 teaspoon rice vinegar and mix. adding rice vinegar is optional and you can skip it. 

  23. instead of vinegar you can also add regular vinegar, apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. i generally add less vinegar, but you can add more or less as per your requirements.

  24. switch off the flame and lastly add 1/4 cup spring onion greens. mix very well. keep a few spring onion greens for garnish.
  25. garnish with some spring onion greens and serve burnt garlic fried rice hot with gobi manchurian, veg manchurian or any indo chinese gravy dish.

recipe notes

  • recipe can be easily doubled.
  • you can add your choice of veggies.
  • spices like black pepper powder and seasonings like vinegar and soy sauce can be added less or more as per your taste.

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how to make burnt garlic fried rice

1. rinse ½ cup basmati rice very well in water till the water runs clear of starch. then soak rice in enough water for 30 minutes. after 30 minutes drain the rice and keep aside.

rice for burnt garlic fried rice recipe

2. in a pot or pan heat 3 cups water.

water for burnt garlic fried rice recipe

3. when the water becomes hot, add ¼ teaspoon salt.

salt for burnt garlic fried rice recipe

4. next add ¼ teaspoon oil.

oil for burnt garlic fried rice recipe

5. bring the water to a boil on high flame.

hot water to make burnt garlic fried rice recipe

6. then add the rice.

rice for burnt garlic fried rice recipe

7. gently stir or shake the pan.

making burnt garlic fried rice recipe

8. cook the rice on high flame, till it becomes al dente. this is the rapid boiling method of cooking rice. hence no need to cover the pan with any lid.

making burnt garlic fried rice recipe

9. the rice should be al dente, meaning almost cooked. if you want you can cook the rice more.

rice for making burnt garlic fried rice recipe

10. in a colander or strainer, strain the rice.

rice for making burnt garlic fried rice recipe

11. gently rinse the rice with running water. this will stop cooking of the rice.

rice for making burnt garlic fried rice recipe

12. cover and keep the rice aside till it cools down. the rice has to be cooled at room temperature before you add it to the stir fried veggies.

rice for making burnt garlic fried rice recipe

13. now rinse and then chop finely all the veggies. you can use your choice of veggies. you can even grate the veggies you want. i used ⅓ cup chopped spring onion whites, ⅓ cup finely chopped carrots, 5 to 6 french beans (finely chopped) and ⅓ cup finely chopped capsicum. also finely chop 9 to 10 small to medium garlic cloves and keep aside. you will need 1 tablespoon of finely chopped garlic.

veggies for making burnt garlic fried rice recipe

14. in a wok or kadai, heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil.

oil for burnt garlic fried rice recipe

15. add 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic.

garlic for burnt garlic fried rice recipe

16. on a low flame, begin to stir fry the garlic.

garlic for burnt garlic fried rice recipe

17. first the garlic would start turning light brown and then become golden.

garlic for burnt garlic fried rice recipe

18. when the garlic turns golden, remove 1 to 2 teaspoon of the garlic and keep aside. we will use this fried garlic for garnish.

garlic for burnt garlic fried rice recipe

19. now continue to fry the remaining garlic till it becomes more browned and a bit burnt.

garlic for burnt garlic fried rice recipe

20. once the garlic becomes more browned, then add the spring onion whites. reserve the spring onion greens to be added later and for garnish.

making burnt garlic fried rice recipe

21. increase the flame to medium or high and stir fry the spring onions for a minute.

making burnt garlic fried rice recipe

22. then add finely chopped french beans. this step is only if you are using french beans. if not using french beans, then move to step 24. also do finely chop the french beans. you can also blanch the beans, chop and then add.

making burnt garlic fried rice recipe

23. stir fry for 2 minutes on a medium to high flame.

making burnt garlic fried rice recipe

24. then add all the other finely chopped veggies.

veggies for burnt garlic fried rice recipe

25. mix well.

making burnt garlic fried rice recipe

26. add ½ teaspoon crushed black pepper or pepper powder and 1 teaspoon finely chopped celery. add black pepper as per your taste requirements. skip celery if you do not have.

pepper for burnt garlic fried rice recipe

27. mix very well.

preparing burnt garlic fried rice recipe

28. stir fry the veggies for 2 to 3 minutes on a medium to high flame. the veggies should have crunch in them.

preparing burnt garlic fried rice recipe

29. then add 1 teaspoon naturally fermented soy sauce. the one i used was a gluten free soy sauce.

soy sauce for burnt garlic fried rice recipe

30. mix the soy sauce very well with the stir fried veggies.

soy sauce for burnt garlic fried rice recipe

31. add the rice.

rice to prepare burnt garlic fried rice recipe

32. season with salt. go easy on the salt as soy sauce already has salt in it.

salt for burnt garlic fried rice recipe

33. mix and toss the rice very well with the stir fried veggies and burnt garlic. you can mix with a fork or spoon.

mix burnt garlic fried rice recipe

34. stir fry rice for a minute.

stir fry burnt garlic fried rice recipe

35. then add ¼ teaspoon rice vinegar and mix. adding rice vinegar is optional and you can skip it. instead of vinegar you can also add regular vinegar or apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. i generally add less vinegar, but you can add more or less as per your requirements. check the taste and add more black pepper or soy sauce or salt if required.

vinegar for burnt garlic fried rice recipe

36. switch off the flame and lastly add 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped spring onion greens. mix very well. keep a few spring onion greens for garnish.

spring onions for burnt garlic fried rice recipe

37. garnish the veg fried rice with some spring onion greens. serve burnt garlic fried rice hot with a gravy dish like veg manchurian gravy or gobi manchurian gravy or chilli paneer gravy.

burnt garlic veg fried rice recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. which brand seasame oil do you use in chinese cooking ?

    • meenakshi, i am using sprig toasted sesame oil. toasted sesame oil gives a lovely Chinese style smoky flavor. but even sesame oil (gingelly oil) made from raw sesame seeds can be used.

  2. Look like a great meal. Love it

    • thanks beena.

  3. all your reciepes are easy to cook and saves time thank you

    • welcome sumaiya and thanks for the positive views.

  4. Hi tnx for sharing, it looks yummy, will surely try. Sesame Oil which we have here is thicker and added at the end for flavour and to make the rice fragrant. It cannot be used for frying. What type of Sesame Oil do you use for this recipe please do share….tnx so much. God bless you 🙂 for all your wonderful recipes !

    • dimpy, i use the regular sesame oil which is made from raw sesame seeds. the toasted sesame oil can also be used. thats what the restaurant folks use in most of the chinese cooking here. welcome dimpy and thanks for your kind wishes 🙂