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Those who have been following my blog, know by now my love for Oriental, Mushrooms & Rice dishes..!! Also my blog is so much about K (my husband) & his lunch-box. Those who are new, don’t be alarmed, most of the dishes are super-quick & easy..! Been a bit busy with all the packing. No, I’m not moving houses this time… this time around I’m moving back to India.. 🙂 There are mixed feelings.. I’m sure most of you have gone through this..! I do want to go back.. but at times I think here was fun too..! Now my adventures will be in & around Bangalore.. 🙂 I may not be able to post as many recipes as I would like to in the month of November… There is so much to do once I’m back… Catching up with Family, friends relatives… 🙂 all the food I missed… !! I have already passed on a big list of dishes I want to dig into, to my mum.. !!! 🙂
Moving on to this recipe.. Fried rice is my favourite thing to do when I have some leftover rice. I have posted loads of fried rice recipes. Here is another one with some different flavours. Another quick meal option when you’re bored to eat plain rice or rather when you run out of curry to finish a bowl of leftover rice. I never run out of different fried rice recipe’s.
K being a roti/Indian bread lover, likes a few flavoured rice dishes & I really thank God for that. 🙂 Because an Indian house always has a bowl of rice left over & its quick to fix a bowl of fried rice. So here is a perfectly spiced fried rice for you. And as I had mentioned a few posts back, there would be some recipe’s with Sriracha sauce.. 😉
Note: Use vegetables of you choice if you don’t like the one’s I have used..
Tip: If you like it hot..!! Go overboard if you wish to by adding another teaspoon or more of the Sriracha sauce.. 🙂
Ingredients: (Serves 1) Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooked rice – 1.5 cups or a bowl. Tip: Leftover rice is the best
Closed cup Mushrooms – 3-4, medium-sized, chopped
French Beans – 7-8, tender beans, chopped
Garlic – 2 medium-sized cloves, finely chopped
Ginger – 1/2 an inch piece, finely chopped
Thai Basil – 1/4 tsp, dried
Vinegar – 1 tsp,
Light Soy sauce – 1 tsp
Sriracha sauce – 2 tsp
Spring onions (Garnishing) – 1 sprig, chopped
Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
If the leftover rice is sticking up together, gently separate it using a wooden/silicone spatula. Keep the loosened up rice at the side.
Note: If you plan to use freshly cooked rice, then lay the rice to dry out in a tray or a large plate. Fresh rice tends to get smashed up in fried rice & then they form lumps.
Heat oil in a wok/ deep bottom fry pan. Once the oil heats up, reduce heat to medium-high. Add the chopped ginger, garlic & Thai Basil & sauté. Do not let the garlic change colour. Next add the vinegar, soy sauce & the sriracha sauce. Mix well. Throw in, a pinch of salt. Now add beans & stir fry it for a minute or two. Now add the chopped mushrooms & mix. Once the mushrooms start to soften up add the cooked rice & stir fry it till the rice heats up & a lovely brown colour appears on the rice.
Note: Here the mushrooms & the soy sauce are responsible for the colour. Don’t be worried of your rice does not have the same colour as the pictures..
Check & adjust the seasoning. Turn off the heat once done.
Garnish with the chopped spring onions.
What do you love in your fried rice?? What are your favourite veggies?? I had prepared some Egg fried rice with Sweetcorn.. wow.. that was history before I could click..! But I promise to post that recipe when I get down to preparing that again.. 🙂
Serve as is or with your favourite Thai/Oriental curry/side-dish like – Sweet & Sour Pork…., Chicken & mushroom in Hoisen sauce…, Sweet n Spicy Spinach Chicken – Chinese style, Mango Tango Capsicum Noodles etc.
Note: For a twist, add a spoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice & mix before you serve.
For those celebrating Dilwai.. how are the preparations coming along? What are the special treats cooking in your kitchen?? I know the festival season always adds so many calories..! I promise to post some healthy recipe’s.. to help you cut down calories on your main meals, so that you can afford to indulge on the sweets 🙂 .
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