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fried rice recipe - aromatic, flavorful and delicious vegetable fried rice recipe. one of the popular street foods in india.

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veg fried rice recipe with step by step photos and video – aromatic, flavorful and delicious vegetable fried rice recipe. this is one of our favorite indo chinese recipe. as the flavors of the veggies really come out very well in this fried rice recipe.

veg fried rice

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 like spring roll, veg manchurian, gobi manchurian. 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 recipe 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.

tips for making veg fried rice

  1. 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.
  2. beside the regular vegetables like carrots, beans used in the veg fried rice, i have also added button mushrooms. you can add your choice of vegetables when you make this veg fried rice. you can make this veg fried rice from freshly cooked rice or leftover rice.
  3. to give a sweet taste to the veg fried rice, you can add a bit of tomato sauce.
  4. to give a hot taste and flavor, you can add some red chili sauce or green chili sauce.
  5. 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 celery then there is no option or substitute. just skip adding it. this veg fried rice will still taste good without celery. you can see the celery pic below.
celery for veg fried rice recipe
celery

while serving veg fried rice you have many options. you can serve it with any indo chinese gravy dish like:

fried rice recipe, veg fried rice recipe
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veg fried rice recipe

fried rice recipe - aromatic, flavorful and delicious vegetable fried rice recipe. one of the popular street foods in india.
course main course
cuisine indo chinese
prep time 40 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 1 hour
servings 3 to 4
rough calories per serving 380 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for cooking rice

  • 1 cup long grained rice or basmati rice
  • 4.5 to 5 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt or as required
  • 2 to 3 drops of oil

other ingredients for veg fried rice recipe

  • ¼ cup EACH of finely chopped spring onion whites (scallions), carrots, french beans, cabbage, mushrooms, capsicum (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 teaspoon finely chopped garlic (lahsun)
  • ½ inch ginger (adrak) finely chopped (optional)
  • 1.5 to 2 teaspoon finely chopped celery - skip if you do not have
  • 3 teaspoon naturally fermented soy sauce or add as required
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar or regular vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder (kali mirch powder) or add as required
  • 1 star anise (chakri phool)
  • 2 to 2.5 tablespoon sesame oil or any other oil
  • 2 tablespoon chopped spring onions greens for garnish or adding towards the end
  • salt as required

how to make veg fried rice recipe

cooking rice for fried rice recipe

  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.

making veg 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 to a medium or high and stir fry the veggies.
  6. you have to continuously toss and stir while frying so that the veggies are uniformly cooked and do not get burnt.
  7. the veggies have to be stir fried, till they are almost cooked and yet retain their crunchiness and crispiness.
  8. 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 rice well. keep a check when adding salt, as soy sauce already has salt in it.

  9. serve the fried rice hot plain or with an indo chinese vegetable gravy.

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recipe notes

  • you can add your choice of vegetables.

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preparation for veg fried rice

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

soaked rice for veg fried rice recipe

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.

making veg fried rice recipe

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

rice for making veg fried rice recipe

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.

making veg fried rice recipe

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 making fried rice recipe

making 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.

making fried rice recipe

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.

making fried rice recipe

8. add 2 tbsp chopped spring onions whites and saute for 2 minutes.

making veg fried rice recipe

9. add all the finely chopped veggies including the celery. increase the flame to medium or high and stir fry the vegetables.

making veg fried rice recipe

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

frying vegetables for making 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 making 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.

making veg fried rice recipe

13. stir quickly and add the rice.

rice to make veg fried rice recipe

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

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15. add 1 tsp rice vinegar (optional). you can also add regular vinegar. mix well.

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

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17. serve veg fried rice hot plain or with an indo chinese vegetable recipe. you can serve it with any indo chinese gravy dish.

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  1. What is celery called in hindi. Is it available with the local vegetable vendor.

    • celery is called as ajmoda. vegetable vendors who sell gourmet veggies like colored capsicum, baby corn, mushrooms, broccoli usually have herbs like celery, basil etc with them.

  2. Hey, ur recipes really helped me a lot in cooking. Thanks and am really grateful to you for posting ur recipes with step by step procedure as well and pics..

    • Welcome Seetal. Thanks for your positive feedback and kind words.

  3. Dear dassana amit
    I have been tried this recipe many times and each time it came out very beautifully.
    But i do some variations in it. I do not use mushroom but i add lot of onions and i use much more quantity of garlic than recommended by you.
    Can we use other vegetables available locally and seasonally.
    Thanks
    Regards
    Dalbara Singh

    • thanks dalbara for sharing your feedback and also the variations. mushrooms can be given a skip. and yes more garlic and onions always taste good in a fried rice. you can use seasonal veggies. in fact you can use shredded lauki, zucchini, pumpkin. even finely chopped brinjals and cauliflower can be used. just that you will need to cook them for more time, till they are completely cooked. if using lauki, zucchini or pumpkin, then cook till the moisture dries up and then add the rice. you can also add greens like spinach and amaranth leaves (chaulai). even methi can be added. with methi and amaranth leaves the taste will change.

  4. Can I add tomato sauce in place of soya sauce?

    • Diksha, you can add. but it will give some sweet taste.

  5. can dried celery be used in it and other indo chinese receipes?

    • annu, yes you can use dried celery.

  6. Made it )made it again….its awesome awesome awesome !!!!

    • thanks a lot safina for this lovely feedback. happy cooking 🙂

  7. Tried this recipe today it turned out yummy ?

    • thanks for the feedback jen 🙂

  8. Thank you mam..I have tried this racipy …I like ur all racipies

    • welcome sarika

  9. what is celery??

  10. Can I do it without the soya sauce…

    • you can skip soya sauce.

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