How about trying an aromatic, flavourful and delicious Chinese dish at home? It’s free from artificial preservatives and hygienic. Chinese style fried rice is one of the Chinese dishes which is also the best way to use leftover rice or extra veggies. Full of taste and goodness of vegetables, this is a perfect lunch or dinner alternative for kids and diabetics, who otherwise are restricted to eat plain rice.
The vegetables added in rice provides you with maximum nutrients like dietary fibre which regulates your bowel movement, lower blood cholesterol levels, folic acid which forms healthy blood cells and vegetables are always a better option than going for supplementary tablets. Vegetables also carry phytochemicals that fulfil our basic vegetable requirements. Moreover, spring onions are an excellent source of Vitamin-C, thymine and calcium.
- 100 grams boiled rice
- 1 Small chopped carrot
- 3 chopped spring onions
- ½ chopped capsicum
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon crushed garlic paste
- ½ teaspoon crushed ginger paste
- ½ teaspoon green chilli sauce
- 1 teaspoon homemade tomato sauce
- ½ teaspoon powdered black pepper
- Juice of 1 lemon
- A pinch of salt
Calories: 200 Kcal
Carbs: 32.7 gm
Proteins: 3.3 gm
Fats: 6.5 gm
- Boil the rice by adding ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon oil. Drain the rice water and allow it to cool by spreading it in a plate or you can use cooked rice.
- On a medium-high flame, heat a pan with ¼ cup of oil. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till light brown.
- Add onions, capsicums and spring onions. Cook these veggies and spices and keep stirring. Put the sautéed vegetables aside.
- Heat another pan on a medium-high flame with ¼ teaspoon of oil. Add boiled rice and on a low flame keep stir frying.
- Add all the sautéed vegetables and mix them well.
- Add black pepper powder, lemon juice, tomato sauce, green chilli sauce, salt and mix well.
- Keep stirring on medium flame till all the sauces dry.
- Remove it from heat.
- Serve hot!
Over to you
While vegetable fried rice has always stayed permanent in our choice of menu and has topped the list of most favourite Chinese dishes, it can be made healthier by adding soya nuggets or sprouts. This will add the Indo-Chinese touch to rice. Besides the regular vegetables like carrots and beans, try adding exotic vegetables like mushrooms or broccoli.