Now Folks, don't get worked up by reading the "Burnt" word. The only point of difference is that this Fried Rice would have to be cooked on high flame unlike conventional ones. This is a quickly prepared rice dish which takes at most 10 minutes once the vegetables are cut and ready. And the aroma of burnt garlic in this rice is something heavenly for garlic lovers. Nothing much to explain, the recipe I hope is comprehensive.
2 cups Basmati rice
2 Carrots, chopped
150 gm French beans, chopped
5-6 button Mushrooms, cut into two lengthwise
1/4 cup chopped Green onion
10-12 Garlic pods, finely chopped
1/2 tsp Ajinamoto (optional)
1 1/2 tbsp Dark Soya sauce
1 tsp Vinegar
2 tsp Chilly sauce
Salt and pepper powder according to your taste
2 tbsp Peanut oil
Rinse and soak basmati rice for half an hour. Cook in 5 cups of water till it is cooked 85%. Drain out excess water and spread the rice on a flat large vessel and mix in 4 tsp oil into it so that the rice does not become sticky.
Heat 2 tsp oil in a large wok, fry the chopped garlic till light brown and keep aside. In the same oil fry mushrooms till light pink and keep aside.
Heat the wok, add remaining oil, add beans, carrot and sprinkle some salt and pepper. On medium flame keep stirring the vegetables for 2 minutes. Add green onions, stir fry for a minute and then add cooked rice. Sprinkle some salt and pepper and combine well. Keeping high flame add soya sauce, chilly sauce, vinegar and toss it well. Add ajinamoto if you are using it at this stage. Remove from fire, add the fried mushroom and fried garlic. Burnt garlic vegetable fried rice is ready to be served with Chilly Chicken or Chilly Tofu. We had this rice with Cucumber Raita and Spicy Prawn Fry
User Comments & Tips
- You can also make this with left over rice provided the rice is not over cooked.
- While seasoning fried rice with salt, remember that all the sauces already contain salt.