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vegetable fried rice(spicy).

Vegetable fried rice(spicy).

 

Making a vegetable fried rice at home is so much easier than you think, especially if you are looking for a fried rice recipe to make with any leftover rice and vegetables in your fridge.

 

This fried rice only uses finely shredded carrots, beans and leeks (the only vegetables I had in my fridge), eggs and one of my personal favorite flavor enhancers, chillie paste.

 

 

I make this vegetable fried rice with eggs in it but you can add a few pieces of shredded chicken or shrimp into it.

 

There are no added preservatives like your usual restaurant bought fried rice.

And the best part of this fried rice recipe is that it’s budget-friendly, clear the fridge up before your next marketing trip meal.

 

Meal ideas for vegetable

stir-fried rice.

 

  • Keep it simple by adding a sunny side up fried egg or a poached egg.
  • My kids just add a few dollops of ketchup, mix it into the rice before tucking in.
  • You can add leftover fried chicken or beef into it.

 

Side dishes you can serve

with the fried rice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Making a vegetable fried rice at home is so much easier than you think, especially if you are looking for a fried rice recipe to make with any leftover rice and vegetables in your fridge.

Tips to make a better
vegetable fried rice.

 

Rice-  you will need to use cooked and chilled rice.

you can either cook extra rice and refrigerate to use the rice the following day.

Or cook the rice in the morning, let it reach room temperature, transfer to a container and refrigerate to chill until you need to make the vegetable fried rice.

 

Do not use warm, recently cooked rice.

 

Vegetables- I used carrots, beans and leeks as my vegetables for this fried rice.

You can use beans, cauliflower, green peas, mushrooms.

You can substitute regular vegetable oil with sesame oil or butter.

 

Chillie paste

Love, love using chillie paste. Use it as you need.

If you do not have chillie paste, use oyster sauce and soy sauce (quantity added in the ingredient list).

A word of caution when using soy sauce and oyster sauce. These two ingredients do add a lot of flavors, so make sure you combine them well into the rice.

But please try adding chillie paste, it really makes a difference.

 

More rice recipes!

Egg biryani 

Garlic and egg fried rice

Indian fragrant ghee rice.

 

 

Utensils and appliances needed

chopping board and knife

Large wok

 

Storing- always best to consume within 24 hours but if there is leftover, you can refrigerate and use for dinner or breakfast the next day.

Freezing-avoid freezing if you can, especially if it’s leftover rice from a previous meal.

Heating- microwave for 1-2 minutes or heat over the stovetop.

Stop food waste by- making only as much as you need. Add any leftover rice to make a rice and egg omelet for breakfast.

 

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How to make

vegetable

fried rice.

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

3 cups of rice cooked and chilled beforehand (or leftover refrigerated rice)

3 tablespoons of oil (any type oil would do, you can also substitute with butter or sesame oil)

2 medium-sized onions sliced fine

A sprig of curry leaves (substitute with 2 bay leaves)

3 cloves of garlic minced or chopped fine

2 medium-sized carrots cut into thin strips (you can also shred them)

250g of beans chopped

2-3 medium leek stalks, washed and chopped

A pinch of turmeric powder (optional)

3 eggs

2-3 tablespoons of chillie paste (add more to make the fried rice spicier)

1 tablespoon of soy sauce (add more if needed)

1-2 tablespoon Sugar

Metho

Before you begin making the fried rice, you should have the rice already chilled and ready to use.

 

Take it out of the refrigerator as you start adding the eggs to the cooked mixed vegetable.

 

Have all the ingredients prepared. This would mean having the chilled rice and the vegetables chopped and ready to go.

 

Place a large wok over low-medium fire and pour in the oil (3 tablespoons).

 

Add the curry leaves (a sprig), onions (2 medium-sized) and garlic (3 cloves) to the oil. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the onions turn soft.

cooking onions, garlic and curry leaves to make vegetable fried rice.

 

 

Add the chopped carrots (2 medium-sized) to the wok.

Make sure that the carrots are cut thin so they cook faster.

Maintain low-medium heat and cook the carrots for 5 minutes. 

adding the chopped carrots to the onions and garlic.

 

 

Once the carrots are soft, add in the beans (250g), leeks (2-3 medium-sized) with a pinch of turmeric.

If you do not have turmeric, that’s not a problem as you can skip it.

adding chopped beans and leaks to make the vegetable mixture for the fried rice.

 

Over medium heat, cook all the veggies for 3-5 minutes.cooking the onions, beans, carrots and leeks for the spicy fried rice.

 

Once all the veggies for the fried rice are cooked, break in 3 eggs to the wok.

Add chillie paste (2-3 tablespoon) to the mix and combine over low-medium heat for 3-5 minutes.adding eggs and chillie paste to the vegetable mix.

 

Scramble the eggs and chillie paste with the veggies.

Season with salt and soy sauce. Do a taste test, keep in mind the only ingredients to add is the rice, and the seasoning adjustments you make now is what’s going to deliver a good vegetable fried rice.

If you need to add more chillie paste, add more of it followed by a tablespoon of sugar which helps to balance out the salty taste given by the ingredients you’ve added at this stage (salt, chillie paste and soy sauce).

mixing the chillie paste, rice and the vegetables to make the fried rice.

 

 

Add in the rice(3 cups)and combine well over low heat.

Make sure to gently break down any rice lumps while mixing the rice and the egg and vegetable mixture.

This would probably take you about 5-7 minutes.

Constantly taste, if you feel that the dish needs a little salt seasoning. Instead of salt add a teaspoon of soy sauce and mix. 

Once the vegetable fried rice is done, serve as a meal idea mentioned above or with some side dishes recommended above.

adding the chilled rice to the egg and and vegetable mixture.

vegetable fried rice(spicy).

vegetable fried rice(spicy).

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Making a vegetable fried rice at home is so much easier than you think, especially if you are looking for a fried rice recipe to make with any leftover rice and vegetables in your fridge. 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of rice cooked and chilled beforehand (or leftover refrigerated rice)
  • 3 tablespoons of oil (any type oil would do, you can also substitute with butter or sesame oil)
  • 2 medium-sized onions sliced fine
  • A sprig of curry leaves (substitute with 2 bay leaves)
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced or chopped fine
  • 2 medium-sized carrots cut into thin strips (you can also shred them)
  • 250g of beans chopped
  • 2-3 medium leek stalks, washed and chopped
  • A pinch of turmeric powder (optional)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2-3 tablespoons of chillie paste (add more to make the fried rice spicier)
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce (add more if needed)
  • 1-2 tablespoon Sugar

Instructions

Before you begin making the fried rice, you should have the rice already chilled and ready to use.

Take it out of the refrigerator as you start adding the eggs to the cooked mixed vegetable.

Have all the ingredients prepared. This would mean having the chilled rice and the vegetables chopped and ready to go.

Place a large wok over low-medium fire and pour in the oil (3 tablespoons).

Add the curry leaves (a sprig), onions (2 medium-sized) and garlic (3 cloves) to the oil. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the onions turn soft.

Add the carrots (2 medium-sized) to the wok.

Make sure that the carrots are cut thin so they cook faster. Maintain low-medium heat and cook the carrots for 5 minutes. 

Once the carrots are soft, add in the beans (250g), leeks (2-3 medium-sized) with a pinch of turmeric. If you do not have turmeric, that’s not a problem as you can skip it.

Over medium heat, cook all the veggies for 3-5 minutes.

Once all the veggies for the fried rice are cooked, break in 3 eggs to the wok.

Add chillie paste (2-3 tablespoon) to the mix and combine over low-medium heat for 3-5 minutes.

Scramble the eggs and chillie paste with the veggies.

Season with salt and soy sauce. Do a taste test, keep in mind the only ingredients to add is the rice, and the seasoning adjustments you make now is what’s going to deliver a good vegetable fried rice.

If you need to add more chillie paste, add more of it followed by a tablespoon of sugar which helps to balance out the salty taste given by the ingredients you’ve added at this stage (salt, chillie paste and soy sauce).

Add in the rice and combine well over low heat.

Make sure to gently break down any rice lumps while mixing the rice and the egg and vegetable mixture. This would probably take you about 5-7 minutes.

Constantly taste, if you feel that the dish needs a little salt seasoning. Instead of salt add a teaspoon of soy sauce and mix. 

Once the vegetable fried rice is done, serve as a meal idea mentioned above or with some side dishes recommended above.

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