Vegetable Fried Rice ( Easy Chinese Cooking )

Vegetable Fried Rice ( Easy Chinese Cooking )

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No Chinese meal is complete without Fried Rice or Hakka Noodles.

Indo-Chinese street food preferred by most college going students is a favorite among most adults. The greasy, spicy dishes taste amazing as it is but, when served Manchurian gravy or chow chow gravy, it makes a mini meal in itself.

The roadside stalls provide humongous quantity for a very cheap price but, this is often unhealthy and contains a large amount of MSG.

This recipe of vegetable fried rice with detailed step by step photos, video and tips to keep the rice grains separate will help you make tasty Chinese fried rice at home without any added colours or flavor enhancers.

The vegetable fried rice recipe can be customized as per your personal preference. Toss in the vegetables you love and perk up the flavor with the addition of various sauces you like and make a quick meal.

If you enjoyed our recipe for veg fried rice, then check out our collection of recipes for Chinese Rice Dishes and learn how to make fabulous rice dishes like Triple Schezuan Rice, Burnt Garlic Fried Rice and 5 Spice Mushroom Rice .

Serve the vegetable fried rice with Crispy Fried Corn and Mixed Vegetables In Black Bean Sauce.

Vegetable Fried Rice ( Easy Chinese Cooking ) recipe - How to make Vegetable Fried Rice ( Easy Chinese Cooking )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients
Method
For vegetable fried rice

    For vegetable fried rice
  1. To make vegetable fried rice, boil the rice. Each grain of the cooked rice should be separate. Refer our detailed recipe for chinese vegetable fried rice given below to learn how.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep pan, add the green chillies, garlic, ginger, celery and spring onion whites, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the cabbage, french beans, carrots and capsicum, mix well and sauté on a high flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the rice, salt and soya sauce, mix well and sauté on a high flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the pepper powder mix well and cook on a high flame for 1 minute.
  6. Add the spring onion greens, mix well and cook on a high flame for 1 minute.
  7. Serve the vegetable fried rice immediately with chilli sauce, soya sauce and chillies in vinegar.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy202 cal
Protein3.2 g
Carbohydrates27.3 g
Fiber3.2 g
Fat9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium549.9 mg
Vegetable Fried Rice Video by Tarla Dalal
Vegetable Fried Rice ( Easy Chinese Cooking ) recipe with step by step photos

For cooking rice for veg fried rice

  1. For cooking long-grained rice for veg fried rice, wash 1 cup of rice thoroughly under running water until you get clear water. The removal of starch from rice helps in getting separate grains after cooking.
  2. Transfer in a deep bowl and soak in enough water for 30 minutes.
  3. Drain with the help of a strainer and keep aside.
  4. Boil 4 cups of water in a deep non-stick pan.
  5. Add salt to taste.
  6. Furthermore, add 1 tbsp of oil and mix well.
  7. Add the rice to the boiling water and mix well.
  8. Cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes or till the rice is 85% cooked, while stirring occasionally.
  9. Strain it using a strainer and let the water drain out. This will give you around 3 cups after cooking. Do not overcook the rice or else they will turn soft and mushy.
  10. Strain it using a strainer and let the water drain out. This will give you around 3 cups after cooking. Do not overcook the rice or else they will turn soft and mushy.
  11. Pour some cold water on the rice to stop further cooking. Let all the water from the rice drain out ensuring that the rice does not contain any moisture.
  12. Add the remaining 1 tbsp of oil. This helps in preventing the rice from sticking together.
  13. Toss the rice in it. Ensure each grain is coated well with oil.
  14. Spread the cooked rice on a flat surface or a big plate and allow it to cool for 1 to 2 hours.
  15. Do cover the rice with another plate so the top portion does not dry out.

For the vegetable fried rice

  1. Keep all the vegetables chopped and ready!
  2. Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a wok / kadhai over medium-high flame. Select oil with a high smoke point preferably use sesame oil, vegetable oil or peanut oil for best results. Once the oil is hot, add the finely chopped green chillies, garlic and ginger. You can increase or decrease the quantity as per your preference.
  3. Furthermore, add the celery. This is the most important ingredient of Indo-Chinese recipes, there is no option or substitute for this.
  4. Add the spring onion whites. If you do not have spring onions, make use of red onions or white onions. Saute on a high flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the cabbage.
  6. Now, add the french beans.
  7. Add the carrots. You can even add mushrooms, baby corns, broccoli or bean sprouts.
  8. Finally, add the capsicum. To make it more colorful, you can even add bell peppers .
  9. Mix well and sauté on a high flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Stir-fry the vegetables without overcooking them or else they will lose their crunch.
  10. Now add the rice. Ensure that cooked rice does not have any lumps in it and each grain is separated. You can even make use of leftover rice.
  11. Add the salt to taste. Since, we have added salt while cooking rice and also, soy sauce contains salt, be careful while adding salt at this stage.

  12. And add the soya sauce.
  13. Mix gently and sauté on a high flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Do not stir too much otherwise the rice grains may break.
  14. Add the pepper powder, mix well and cook on a high flame for 1 minute.
  15. Add the spring onion greens to the Vegetable Fried Rice, mix well and cook on a high flame for 1 minute.
  16. Serve immediately with accompaniments like chilli sauce, soya sauce and chillies in vinegar. The Vegetable Fried Rice tastes amazing with Chinese Manchurian gravy and Vegetable Chow Chow.


Tips to make perfect vegetable fried rice

  1. Add chilli sauce or schezuan sauce for a spicy taste.
  2. Once the oil is hot, you can even toss a star anise and sauté for a few seconds to lend a unique aroma and flavor to fried rice.
  3. For a sweeter taste, add tomato ketchup.
  4. To add protein, toss in paneer, tofu or soya chunks.
  5. Egg lovers can add fried egg, scrambeled egg or hardboiled egg.
  6. Firstly, make sure to cool the rice completely or use leftover rice to prepare fried rice.
  7. You can use white or brown basmati rice in this Vegetable Fried Rice recipe. Cook the rice till al dente.
  8. Do not use cold vegetables from the refrigerator while making Vegetable Fried Rice as they let out moisture and easily turn soft.

Reviews

Vegetable Fried Rice ( Easy Chinese Cooking )
 on 28 Sep 19 02:28 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
29 Sep 19 12:33 PM
   Niroopa, glad you liked the Veg fried rice recipe.
Vegetable Fried Rice ( Easy Chinese Cooking )
 on 05 Jul 18 03:55 PM
5

If soya sauce is not available then what should i take for substitute.
Tarla Dalal
05 Jul 18 05:04 PM
   Hi Harshada, There is no substitute for soya sauce as such. You can skip using it but, the taste will differ a lot. You can make use of any other oriental sauces.
Vegetable Fried Rice ( Easy Chinese Cooking )
 on 18 Mar 16 06:39 PM
5

awesome n easily way to cook rice also.. thank you
Tarla Dalal
19 Mar 16 10:23 AM
   Hi Shruti, we are delighted you loved the Veg Fried Rice recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
Vegetable Fried Rice ( Easy Chinese Cooking )
 on 08 Jan 16 10:38 AM
5

Its the easiest recipe to cook chinese...loved it
Tarla Dalal
08 Jan 16 10:45 AM
   Thanks Mohini. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
Vegetable Fried Rice ( Easy Chinese Cooking )
 on 02 Jan 16 03:48 PM
5

i have tried it&everyone liked it very much it was really tasty ....thanx for the delicious dishes
Tarla Dalal
04 Jan 16 10:29 AM
   Hi Richa, thank you so much dear for your good words. We are glad this recipe worked for you. And, feel free to ask us if you have any questions.