11 December, 2009

My style - Fried Rice

Winter waves have already begun in all parts of the country.
Eat hot spicy food to overcome the winter blues. And I’m right here with my own way using the left over rice.

Rice mixed with numerous colorful vegetables and flavored with the spices, is a great amalgamation to enrich the multiple flavors and is an energy booster. Adding lots of vegetables to add fibre and to stay satisfied with healthier food.

You might just like to add the butter over the hot rice oozing out making it even yummier!
It's indeed a perfect in winter’s recipe!

So don’t be bored or suffer from the grey clouds or the lack of light in this winter, pick your own basket of favorite flavors of the vegetables, give a burst of energy and zing on your own to cook this very easy recipe.

Enjoy! This fried rice is delightfully delicious, will warm you up in winters.

Fried Rice my Style

Ingredients for making fried Rice:

ingredients for fried rice
  • Rice (cooked) - 2 cups
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Capsicum Finely Chopped - 50gms
  • Carrot Finely Chopped - 2 Nos
  • Peas – 50gms (1/2 cup)
  • Onion Sliced - 1No.
  • Cabbage Finely Chopped - 100 gms
  • Spring Onions Finely Chopped - 2
  • Green Chilies fine chopped - 2-3 Nos.
  • Ginger Chopped Finely - 1 tsp
  • Garlic Finely Chopped – 5-6 flakes
ingredients for fried rice
  • Red chilli powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder -1tsp
  • Black pepper- 8-10
  • Cumin seeds- ½ tea spoon
  • Cinnamon – ½ inch
  • Sugar- ½ teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Worchester sauce – 1 tsp.
  • Oyster sauce – 1 tsp.

Method of making fried Rice:

making of fried rice

  • Heat the pan, add the cumin seeds, cinnamon stick and black pepper. Roast them for a minute and then crush them into powder and keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in a pan. Fry carrots and capsicum.
  • Add peas and stir well. Keep the high flame.
  • Now add onion, ginger, garlic and green chilies, stir well.
  • Keep stirring and now add the spring onion, on medium heat.
  • Add the sugar and salt simmer for a minute.
making of fried rice
  • Add the crushed powder and stir well the vegetables.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder, simmer for 2 minute.
  • Mix in the sauces in to the vegetables.
  • Add the boiled rice into the mix of the vegetables and stir continuously till well set.
  • On the slow heat cover the pan let it set (for about 2 min).
  • Delicious spicy fried smoky rice is read. Serve hot.


My style fried rice

  • The soya sauce is alternative for Worchester and oyster sauce. However, its really fun to have different sauces at home to add and create a change in flavors. Trust me oyster sauce is fabulous!
  • You can add shredded cabbage also, simply any vegetable, even paneer chunks or omelet pieces. Enrich your dish with more nutritious.
  • Cooked rice could be your let-over rice…So what are you waiting for, make the best use of them to relish your tastes.
  • Add the ajinomoto salt to enhance the flavors.
  • Deseed the green chilles, to avoid the sting hot flavor.
  • Keeping the half cooked vegetables only enrich the nutrient of the food.

~ Hope you liked the recipe, so do try at home and let me know how was your recipe!!
~ Enjoy your Winters:)


  1. My mouth's watering already. I'm not interested in cooking, but only eating. :D
    But this one's great re. I'll show this to my mom sometime. :)

  2. Is Fried Rice and Biryani the same thing?

  3. @ Karthik

    Ones you start following my food posts I'm sure U will have interest in cooking too. These are very simply and easy dishes and one can try making them at home.

    Key rule, dont worry to make mistake in cooking...it will only give you a practical aspect to cooking:)

    I'm glad you liked it and do show this to you mom..and share her recipes with me!

    I will ove to make something like...that your mom cooks...as they are born best chef!


  4. @ Mitul

    Fried Rice and Biryani are quite similar yet different.

    Similarity is same ingredients and cooked rice.

    However, in simple term fried rice has to be fried in oil all together with most of the ingredients stirring and biryani has par-boil rice, steamed and cooked with other already fried ingredients, without stiring.

    For more you can go through my post on biryani, http://rachanashakyawar.blogspot.com/2009/06/biryani-perfect-one-dish-meal.html

    I'm sure your my post shall serve your purpose, clearing any doubts.

    Do share my recipes with Bhumika;)

    Keep the spark Alive..

  5. @Rachi

    Hey that was nice bit of info. I considered them the same.

    And now I can make out how many Indian restaurants in Toledo just sell crap to me.

    Hey Bhumika cooks really really good. I would share a recipe on your blog some time.

    Your blog on receipes has given me a truly inspiring business idea. But I have no money to spin it around lolz.

  6. 1) Simply loved the pictures, so colourful and can sense how mcuh u enjoyed preparing the fried rice..
    2) I don't get to cook at home, though I LOVE cooking. So shall keep this in mind and hopefully will get a chance one day...

  7. Please give me your address....

    I dont mind whether you invite me for lunch or dinner....
    What say buddy?

  8. Hi Rachana, you've been awarded!
    Do come over and pick up your award!

  9. Yum! Need to try that one out sometime... :D

  10. @ Mitul

    Well I guessed right that Bhumika is a good cook...It will be a great fun if you share her some infact any ethinic recipe with me..do mail me.

    Any what is the idea...share it with me..may be we can work over it ;)

  11. @ Shrutzz

    Yeah dear.. I absolutely enjoy coooking...even when I make big blunders in the kitchen :P

    Yeah is and many mor recipes in my blog are quite easy to make...easy as looking the picture you can make almost a zero percent of mistake. Moreover I'm only I mail away..to help you in making your own quick snack to relish :)

    SOme day yeah some day when ou make it...do share your stroy with me..I shall love to read it..

    Keep the spark Alive...

  12. @ Mahesh

    Sure buddy...it would be really fun...but I enjoy more ghar ka khana...so don't expect it as a great lavishing recipes...all there will be a Ghar Ka khana!

    You are welcome!
    Alos dont forget to bring a gift for me...this is
    Mandatory! :)

  13. @ Gopinath Sir


    I won a Kreative blog award!
    Thankyou so much sir! It is such a pleasure and pride to have such awards...that too from you!

    Thankyou so much...
    I shall have a party today! Cheers!

  14. a total shift from route topics...
    i love fried rice and biryani...
    you can add panneer and make a tasty panneer fried rice...
    just chop panneer into piece and fry them and add them with fried rice...you can also try this...

    PS: though ajinomoto adds taste it not advisable to use them often which can hinder the health.

  15. That looks yummy. Nice pictures, always a must for a foodie post :-)

  16. Happy New Year Rachana. Just came back from India.

  17. Looks delicious! I love making vegetable fried rice, and has become a staple for my afternoon snacks. It's also quite healthy too, especially if you cook your own brown rice to use beforehand!


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