Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice

Chinese-inspired Vegetable Fried Rice – a quick and tasty meal for the busy weekdays!

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Let us all acknowledge the truth about Chinese food. They are simple, delicious and overly adapted to suit each one’s taste.

I don’t think I’ve ever had “authentic” Chinese food. Growing up in Mumbai, I had access to all kinds Chinese-inspired dishes – all of which hold a special place in my heart. You’d find a Chinese food corner in almost every street in Mumbai. Chinese food to me means veggies stir frying (or rather – sizzling ) in a hot wok and then a delicious sauce (most certainly prepared with a little bit of vinegar and soy sauce) to finish them up, coupled with rice or noodles or one of the many fusion dishes.

This Vegetable Fried Rice is a quick one-pot meal. It maybe isn’t how the Chinese make it, but it is delicious and easy to make. And this is how it is served in India. Serve it with some Paneer Chilli or Vegetable Manchurian and your Indo-Chinese craving is sorted!  

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Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice – Printable Recipe
Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice
 
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Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 4 cups of Cooked Rice* - preferably long grained rice (but any leftover rice will work too)
Vegetables
  • 2 cups Spring Onions / Scallions, finely chopped the white bulb) {Use regular onions if unavailable}
  • 1 cup Carrot, grated
  • 1 cup Capsicum / Bell Pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Cabbage / Lettuce, shredded
  • 6-8 Green chilli, split in the center (use less for less spicy version)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger, grated
  • 4-5 Garlic cloves, minced
Others
  • 4-5 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce (more, if required)
  • 1 teaspoon Plain Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Salt (adjust to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Black Pepper
Notes
  • Besides above mentioned veggies, you can also add bean sprouts, crumbled tofu, celery etc. If you eat eggs, you can serve with a boiled / poached egg.
Instructions
  1. Cooking the Rice
  2. You can use leftover rice - as long as it is separated and not sticky. Or you can cook rice (preferably long grained rice) and let it cool completely.
  3. Making the Fried Rice
  4. In a large wok / pan with high sides, heat 4 tablespoons of oil. Add the garlic, ginger & green chilli. Let it fry for 20 seconds.
  5. Add the chopped onions / scallions and bell peppers and saute on high for 2 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add the carrots and saute for 30 seconds
  6. Add the grated cabbage / iceberg lettuce. In just 15 seconds, add vinegar, soy sauce, salt & pepper. Mix well.
  7. Add the cooked rice and toss it well with the veggies. Let it fry on high for 1 last minute.
  8. Switch off flame. Garnish with greens of spring onion & serve hot
Notes
  1. Always cook in high flame and work quickly to avoid burning
Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice – Step by Step Pictures

You’ll need –
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In a wok, heat oil and add garlic, ginger and chilli. Fry for 20 seconds and add onions and bell peppers. Saute for 1 minute or until onions turn translucent
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Add cabbage & carrots (and any other veggies) and fry for 20 seconds.
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Add soy sauce, vinegar, salt & pepper. Mix well.
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Add the cooked rice
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Serve
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2 Replies to “Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice”

  1. Great, I tried this recipe and came out very well and tasty.

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