When it comes to cooking delicious food, always make sure never to compromise on good quality ingredients. Try your best to find the the best possible quality available. There are so many different kinds of rice. If you want each cooked grain of rice separate from one another, it is important to use rice of a good brand.
If you have leftover rice, you will have yummy fried rice in front of you in no time. Toss it up with your favorite ingredients and you will be good to go.
This is what you will need:
1 cup uncooked basmati rice (Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes. Boil rice four cups of water. Add ½ tsp salt. Check after 5-7 minutes. Squeeze half a lime. Drain the water when done and let the steam escape. )
4-5 finely chopped garlic
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
1 green pepper finely chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped green chili
2 medium sized finely chopped red onions
1 cup finely diced blanched carrots
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp white vinegar
½ tsp asafetida
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste
- Heat olive oil in a wok and add ginger and garlic. Brown them completely on a medium flame. They will become crunchy. Add asafetida and green chili. Saute.
- Add onions and saute until translucent.
- Add soy sauce and vinegar. Next add in carrots, green pepper and rice. Season with salt. Mix well and serve hot with your favorite gravy.
Note: We had fried rice with potato gravy. To make it, fry the potatoes and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan. Add asafetida, tomato ketchup, 1 tsp honey, chili flakes, soy sauce, water, cornflour to thicken the gravy. Add in the potatoes and season with salt. Sprinkle dry coriander.
Happy Eating! 🙂