Chinese Fried Rice

It had been a long time I had Chinese food. Pretty bored to go out and have as well. Going out in the Pune traffic in the evening for dinner is a killer thing. The rickshaws are pathetic and the traffic takes a toll on you, by the time you end up in the hotel you are so dead tired that you totally are out of mood to eat. My choice – prepare it myself !!

So here we go this is my take on my favorite Chinese food.

Ingredients –

Basmati Rice – 1 cup
Oil – 2 tablespoon
Garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
Green chili paste – 1 teaspoon
Ginger paste – ½ teaspoon
Cabbage (shredded) – ½ cup
Carrot (finely chopped) – ¼ cup
French beans (finely chopped) –
Onion (sliced and separate every layer) -1/3 cup
Salt – to taste
Vinegar – ½ teaspoon
Dark Soya sauce – 2 teaspoon
Spring onion (finely chopped) – ½ cup

Procedure –

  • Wash the rice thoroughly and soak it in 3 cups of water for 25- 30 minutes. In a big pan boil 8 cups of water along with 2 teaspoons of oil. Drain the soaked rice and gently pour it in the boiling water. Cook 100% on high flame without the lid. Once done, drain the rice in a colander and let it stand for 2 hours. Transfer in a bowl later and apply 2 tablespoons of oil and salt to it.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan heat oil. Add garlic paste, green chili paste, ginger paste and sauté.
  • Add the cabbage, carrot, French beans and onion. Add salt according to the vegetable quantity added. Sauté until its little cooked and not completely.
  • Add the ready rice, vinegar, and soya sauce and sauté for 4-5 minutes.
  • In the end add spring onion and mix gently.
  • Serve hot.

Tips –

You may add capsicum if you like.

31 thoughts on “Chinese Fried Rice

  1. Totally agree with you to cook at home…save all the trouble of getting ready and beating the jam and then waiting for the food to come and then beating the jam again to drive home after the meal. I just lose patience and the appetite to eat. Your fried rice looks delicious. I can have it any time. It’s just such a great comfort food and so easy to cook. Have a nice weekend.

  2. The rice looks wonderful and colourful. Always wanted a recipe for Chinese fried rice.

  3. That looks great Deepa! I often add bamboo shoots if I have it on hand or even sprouted beans…

    Pune is just waiting to become another mumbai! Traffic, pollution, population!

  4. I agree with you Deepa, going out for dinner on weekends is a really challenging job. Your fried rice preparation is so easy to cook and looks delicious.
    Hope you had a nice weekend :-)
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  5. Tell me about Pune traffic … ufff !!
    But still I love to eat out for chinese :)

    And preparing Chinese Fried Rice is my favorite too :) Snap looks awesome !

  6. Chinese fried rice looks so delicious really nice color..home made food is always taste better than restaurant food.I like Chinese food fried rice is one of favorite.looks so yuumy yarr
    Its first time to ur site.good collection of recipes u have.whenever u get a chance visit my blog too.

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