vegetable fried rice
Hi friends! Here is a quick recipe for Indo Chinese Vegetable Fried rice absolutely easy to make. Vegetarians will enjoy this delicious Steamed rice cooked with vegetables and sauces. Serve with sweet and sour curry.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Cuisine: Indo Chinese
for cooking the rice:
- 1 cup long grained rice or basmati rice
- 750 ml water
- ½ tsp salt or as required
- 1/2 cup spring onion /Shallots
- 1/2 cup carrots, into fine tiny cubes
- 1/2 cup French beans, very finely chopped
- 1/2 cup cabbage, very finely chopped
- 1/2 cup Bell pepper (red and yellow) , chopped finely
- 9 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 1″ ginger, finely grated
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- ½ tsp black pepper powder
- 3 tbsp cooking oil
- 2 tbsp finely chopped spring onions to garnish
- 1 tsp salt or / salt as required
Cooking the rice:
Wash rice very well till the water runs clear and soak rice in water for 15 minutes,drain and keep aside.
In a sauce pan, bring to boil 750 ml. of water with salt , add the soaked and drained rice to the boiling water.
On a low flame cook the rice without the lid , when the rice is cooked, remove the pan from stove and drain the rice. Keep aside.
Fried vegetable rice :
As the rice is cooling, cut the vegetables finely and keep aside.
Heat oil in a kadahi /wok / pan, add the garlic and saute for few seconds till golden, add ginger and the spring onions /shallots and saute for about three minutes on medium flame stirring continuously.
Add all the finely chopped vegetables, increase the flame on a high initially and stir fry the vegetables on a high flame for 3-4 minutes. Then stir fry on a medium flame stirring continuously so that vegetables are cooked and also retain their crunchiness and crispiness.
Add the soy sauce, salt and pepper, mix and add the rice. Stir fry for a few minutes till the sauce is well blended with the fried rice well. Switch off the stove.
Garnish with finely chopped shallots/ spring onions and serve the vegetable fried rice hot, plain or with an Indo Chinese vegetable Manchurian.
- Some green chili sauce can be added to make rice chili hot.
- Salt is added a little less in Fried vegetable rice as Soy sauce too has salt in it.
Health Benefits of Frozen Mixed Vegetables:
Besides their convenience, mixed frozen vegetables are complementary — some vegetables add nutrients to the mix that others lack — giving you a wider variety of nutrients in the blend. The only nutrient you won’t get from mixed vegetables is vitamin B-12, because it’s found in animal products.
Vegetables have soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber keeps blood sugar balanced by slowing absorption of carbohydrates. It also lowers cholesterol by carrying it out of the body. Insoluble fiber keeps food moving through the digestive tract, which prevents constipation and diverticular disease.
The substances that give vegetables their color — carotenoids — provide nutrients for your eyes because they’re a form of vitamin A. Mixed vegetables contain several carotenoids: alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. Alpha- and beta-carotene are converted into the form of vitamin A that is essential for vision. Lutein and zeaxanthin function as antioxidants. They’re the only carotenoids found in the retina, where they may help prevent age-related macular degeneration. One cup of boiled, mixed vegetables delivers more than 200 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A.
In addition to antioxidants that support your eyes, mixed vegetables have other antioxidants that fight free radicals. Free radicals are produced as a byproduct of essential biochemical processes. If they’re not neutralized by antioxidants, free radicals cause cellular damage that leads to illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease. The same portion of mixed vegetables has 30 percent of the recommended daily intake of manganese and 5 percent of the daily value of vitamins C and E. As a water-soluble antioxidant, vitamin C protects cells throughout the body. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant, which gives it the ability to neutralize free radicals in lipids that have varied roles, such as providing cellular structure and transporting fats through the blood. Manganese has the job of protecting mitochondria, which are the structures inside cells that produce energy. Green peas are the highest source of vitamin C, while lima beans and carrots boost vitamin E. Lima beans also have at least double the manganese of other vegetables.
Calcium and phosphorus combine to form the mineral that builds bones, called hydroxyapatite. Bones are continuously maintained through a process in which old or damaged bone is removed and rebuilt. You need a constant supply of these minerals throughout your life to keep your bones healthy and to prevent osteoporosis. You’ll gain 5 percent of the recommended daily intake of calcium and 13 percent of phosphorus from 1 cup of mixed vegetables. All of the vegetables have both minerals, but corn is low in calcium, while snap beans and carrots have less phosphorus than the others.
Combine mixed frozen vegetables with ground beef, onions and beef broth, and top them with mashed potatoes to make shepherd’s pie. Use them in a stir-fry with chicken and soy sauce or turn mixed vegetables into a casserole with the addition of onion, cheese and mayonnaise. Make a quick vegetable soup by adding a bag of mixed vegetables to beef broth and undrained, canned tomatoes. Alternatively, use them in a salad.
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