now rinse and then chop finely all the veggies. you can use your choice of veggies.
in a wok or kadai, heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil.
add 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic. on a low to medium flame, begin to stir fry the garlic.
first the garlic would start turning light brown and then become golden.
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.
now continue to fry the garlic till it becomes more browned and a bit burnt.
once the garlic becomes more browned, then add the spring onion whites. reserve the spring onion greens to be added later and for garnish.
increase the flame to medium or high and stir fry the spring onions for a minute.
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.
stir fry for 2 minutes on a high flame.
then add all the other veggies. mix well.
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.
mix very well. stir fry the veggies for 2 to 3 minutes.
then add 1 teaspoon naturally fermented soy sauce. the one i used was a gluten free soy sauce.
mix the soy sauce very well with the stir fried veggies.
add the rice. season with salt. go easy on the salt as soy sauce already has salt in it.
mix and toss the rice very well with the stir fried veggies and burnt garlic. you can mix with a fork or spoon.
stir fry rice for a minute.
then add 1/4 teaspoon rice vinegar and mix. adding rice vinegar is optional and you can skip it.
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.
switch off the flame and lastly add 1/4 cup spring onion greens. mix very well. keep a few spring onion greens for garnish.
garnish with some spring onion greens and serve burnt garlic fried rice hot with gobi manchurian, veg manchurian or any indo chinese gravy dish.