Thursday, September 2, 2010

Chinese Fried Rice

How are you doing on the 2nd of September? Happy New Month! Nobody wishes on a new month, what!? I will.. Happy New Month to you and me.

I cooked some Chinese fried rice today not to celebrate the new month but just out of whimsy. It's quite convenient you see for a Malayalee to make fried rice. After all, the china wok is what we use daily for our thoran and mezhukkupuratti 'cheena chatt.' Yep! Kerala and China go a long way back. Otherwise I don't know why everyone I know back home uses this chatti.

Now that we have established the convenience of making fried rice for me let me also say I quite like this dish. When we make it at home we can bring the amount of oil to a bare minimum making it quite healthy too. I will not keep you with anymore rambling. Let's get to the point, alright!

Chinese Fried Rice

That little golden glory you spot in the picture is outside my window. Yellow leaves mottle the oak tree and the iredescence of the sunlight on it. Quite distracted with the sun and the rustle of leaves outside


Rice - 2 cups

All vegetables diced to small pieces (I say, smaller the prettier)
Ginger - 1 tspn
Garlic - 1 Tbspn
Green Chilies - 4 nos
Onion - 1 small diced into small cubes
Carrot - 1
Beans - 20 nos
Cabbage- 1 cup chopped
Celery - 1 stick
Oil - 1 Tbspn
Soya Sauce - 4 Tbspn (watery kind, use more if you like)
White pepper powder - 1/2 tspn

Chinese Fried Rice


Cook rice, please follow instructions here

1. Heat wok and add a tablespoon of oil
2. Add vegetables starting with onions, ginger, garlic and green chilies. Fry on high heat
Followed with carrots, beans, cabbage quickly stirring with each addition. If you cannot keep up with quick stirring crank the flame down so as not to burn the vegetables
3. Add salt once vegetables are done.
4. Sprinkle the pepper and stir in

5. I set the cooked vegetables aside and then add 1 day old cooked rice. Add soya bean sauce and when the rice is heating. Stir in the cooked vegetables.
6. Finally, top with scrambled eggs

Chinese Fried Rice

We would like to send in some entries for Jay's Letz Relish- Paneer event

Kadhai Paneer
Malai Kofta

Entering the rice for Festive Rice Event 

Contributor: Sunitha


  1. Nice n colorful.. love love fried rice anytime!!

  2. I love your first click.. very inviting!! Delicious fried rice.

  3. Adipoli fried rice, looking yummy...

  4. OMG super clicks, and fried rice looks colorful and yummyy!!

  5. I love this fried rice..Superb clicks!!

  6. Omg, wat a awesome dish, just love anytime..

  7. I love the light and soft colours of your photos!

  8. Very happy September to you Sunitha! Though its getting cold, i wasn't very happy about sept coming but it's just started to get colorful, so should be a very happy month! and this is my fav lazy dinner...they look so delicate and yum! :)

  9. wow what a tempting fried it always ..yummy


  10. Happy September :-)

    I would love to have that fried rice, please :-) Yumm!

  11. What a beautiful pic. I also add vinegar as I like that tangy flavor :)

  12. Just send me some fried rice & i'll be singing happy september! no seriously rice look tempting...

  13. Rice looks so delicious..Could have it any time...

  14. Owh how I missed all ur dishes!!! Hru both doing over there???

    Fried Rice looking sinfully yummy lor! I wantttt...;)

  15. Your fried rice looks fantastic...just the way I like it with lots of vegetables.

  16. Yummy looking bowl with lots of veggies!
    looks fab !

  17. Hapy new month to you too....This is a special month for me as this is my birth you can imagine now each day is special for me...

    THe dish looks so gorgeous...the snaps and the presentation made it too Dazzlingly and magnificent....

  18. Looks delicious. Love the assorted veggies in it.

  19. My fav....looks perfectly cooked

  20. What a droolworthy fried rice! I love home-made versions! I'd have some with chilli chicken or chicken manchurian!

    Nandini's Food Page

  21. What a lovely pic and i love the fried rice:)

  22. I totally Love it (without eggs though) nd yeh its a kinda of addict sometimes LOL

  23. This is a nice recipe..looks so mouthwatering

  24. This is a nice recipe..looks so mouthwatering

  25. mouth-watering!!!!!!! n divine pics to tease the gastric juices....WAY 2 GO GALS!!! :)

  26. Delicious rice and awesome pictures...I like the way you have chopped your veggie very small
    Hamaree Rasoi

  27. Fried rice looks n sounds delicious...very pretty and must be very tasty too..!

    Thanx for sending this gorgeous entry to my event..:)
    Keep sending more...!!

    Warm wishes,

  28. lovely presentation and rice this looks filling and delicious
    thank you for sending

  29. wowww..this looks awesome...i make in a similar adds chopped garlic,ginger and green chillies first, den onion and other vegetables. den soya sauce followed by rice.last combines with scrambled egg.. smbody suggested this order very before.let me try this order next time. :).. and i always feeels the fresh look of veggies fade away after adding soya sauce..

  30. Thank you everyone for your comments
    @Lena - I agree about the order and color. I would try the ginger and garlic first too. I still like ginger a little done but overcooked garlic makes the taste very dull. I like to keep it just enough cooked.

    Agree again about the color of veggies. What i did this time is cook the veggies without any sauce but just the green chilies to give it the spark. Setting this aside I had the rice mixed in all the soya sauce. This way the veggies when thrown in keeps some if not all of it's color. Also I have learned never to close the vessel in which veggies are cooking. That is a killer for color as well.

    I am glad we could share our culinary experiences :)

  31. That one of my favorite things to eat :-D


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