Jul 11, 2008

Chinese Fried Rice

Fried Rice is a popular component of Chinese cuisine
and other forms of Asian cuisine.It is prepared with left
over cool rice fried with other left over vegetables. Sou : Wiki.
Appa doesnot like the flavor of sauces
in the rice.So Amma's fried rice is more like Indian.
Everybody has their own method of making this
authentic dish.Here goes my version.
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Peas - 1/2 cup
Chopped carrot - 1/2 cup
Chopped spring onions - 1/2 cup
Chopped bell pepper - 1 cup
Soy sauce - 1 tsp
Tomato sauce - 1 tblsp
Ajinomoto - 1 pinch
Chopped garlic - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
salt to taste

How to cook rice

  • Soak rice in enough water for 30 min.
  • Cook the rice with 2 cups of water and salt.
  • When the rice is 3/4 th done switch off the flame.
  • Drain the excess water using strainer.
  • Spread the cooked rice in a big plate.
  • Cool the rice completely.
  • It is better to cook the rice a day before and store in the refrigerator.


  • Heat oil in a wok or in a large skillet.
  • Add jeera and chopped garlic.
  • Now add the veggies one by one.
  • Saute well in a high flame.
  • Add soy sauce , Ajinomotto and salt.( We have already salt to rice.So use less salt).
  • Now add cooked rice and tomato sauce .
  • Saute well until everything mixed thoroughly.

Serve hot with Gobi Manchurian or by itself.


A&N said...

I love the way each grain of rice appears separate from the other :) But I hope you could avoid using ajinomoto because it is not considered good for health.

and the swiss jellyrolls look divine :)

Laavanya said...

Yummy Fried Rice - i prefer the home-made ones so we can control the oil and add more veggies - looks perfect.

Cham said...

I Love the fried rice, simple and quick Kamala!

Divya Vikram said...

I make fried rice almost similar to this akka..And thanks for ur comment in mine..Glad that u like my recipes..

Madhavi said...

Fried rice hummm yummy yummy entry, looks greattt!!!

Devi Priya said...

My fav. Nic pic. I have a surprise for you in my blog.

Roopa said...

I love fried rice, especially homemade ones, we can adjust oil and other stuff and add so many veggies:) Yours looks so delicious, very good photography:)

Sagari said...

beautiful looking fried riceee kamal

Srivalli said...

Kamala..that rice looks lovely..

Sunshinemom said...

Yum-yum! The rice looks too good, and I generally make it without the anjinomoto. Like a&n said I too feel the same about momosodiumglutamate!

Uma said...

delicious fried rice, Kamala! Nice recipe.

Kalai said...

I love fried rice, too! I also don't use MSG (ajinomoto) in cooking for the health reasons. Perfectly cooked rice! :)

zlamushka said...

fried rice is my absolute favorite meal. Great way to use leftovers and spice them all up :-) Btw. T&T round-up is up and running, so is July´s challenge. Hope to see you there ...

Rajitha said...

love chinese fried rice..we kids would make it when my mom made something we did not like for dinner...

Sujatha said...

Nice fried rice, Kamala! I make it often as a quick dinner.. I like your pic, the way it looks non-sticky.. Yummy!

Illatharasi said...

Great entry.... looks yummy!

D said...

The rice looks so appetizing. The versions as you said are so immense and varied and every version is unique in its taste and looks :) Thanks for sending this bowl of delight my way for AWED

sridevi said...

I often make this dish but ur rice looks delicious and lovely pic too

Sireesha said...

I love fried rice very much .Its simple and quick......Rice is mouthwatering.....I am feeling hungry now.....

lakshmi said...

your rice looks so well separated. beautiful kamala! :)