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This is indian chinese style vegetable fried rice. One of my favorites and an instant food if you have left over rice.    

Could there be a better way to use the left over rice than loading up with tons of fresh vegetables and make it complete sumptuous nutritional meal?  I had some left over rice from the previous day and made this yummy colorful fried rice. I added more vegetables to make it more nutritious.      

I generally cut carrots and beans into small pieces and keep them in my freezer. That makes it even more easy to cook this rice. All you have to do is heat the oil in a pan, toss in the veggies, add rice and spice it up with the sauces. As simple as that. It looks so colorful that its is appealing even for kids.      

Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice


Cooked rice 1 cup
Carrots(finely diced) 1/2 cup
Cabbage(finely chopped) 1/2 cup
Beans(finely diced) 1/2 cup
Green onions/spring onions (very finely chopped) 2 tbsp
Bell Pepper/ Capsicum (finely diced) 1/4 cup
Salt as required
Oil 2 tsp
Soy sauce 2 tsp
Chilli sauce 1 tsp
Pepper powder 1 tsp

Add oil to the pan.
Add the diced carrots, beans, cabbage and capsicum and stir fry them on high flame.
The vegetables should not be over cooked. When the vegetables are crispy and half-cooked add the rice and mix well.
Add soy sauce, hot sauce. Add pepper and adjust the salt.
Sprinkle the green onions on top and serve.      


I use the sriracha chilli sauce. But any kind of chilli sauce can be used.
You can even add scrambled egg to the rice.
1/2 tsp lemon juice can be added to the rice.      

It’s always better to use previous day’s rice. But if you do not have any left over rice, you can chill the fresh cooked rice in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before you prepare the fried rice. If the rice is hot, it becomes mushy when you mix with vegetables.      

I used the Julienne style peeler to cut the carrot into long strips, but I generally dice them into small pieces.

Chinese Fried Rice With Vegetables


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Egg Fried Rice

Egg Fried Rice


Eggs 3
Basmati Rice 1 cup
Mint leaves 10-15
Onions 1/2 Large – sized
Cloves 3
Salt as required.
Oil 2 tbsp
Cinnamon small piece
Cardamom/Elachi 1
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
lemon juice 1/2 tbsp
Pepper 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies 3


Cook the rice with 1.5 cups of water and let it cool.

Cut the onions length wise.

Remove stems from green chillies and cut them length wise.

Finely chop the mint leaves.

Add oil to the pan and saute the onions  until they are golden brown in color. Add little salt while sautéing onions.

Now add ginger garlic paste, green chillies, mint leaves, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon stick and fry for 2 minutes.

Now break the eggs and add them to the onion mixture. Mix the mixture thoroughly and cook until the egg mixture becomes like scrambled egg.

Now add the cooked rice to the egg mixture and mix well adding more salt, garam masala powder and pepper.

Add the lemon juice and mix well.

Serve with raita.

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This is a simple recipe to make use of any left over spinach or left over rice.

Spinach Rice


Cooked Rice: 1 cup

Carrots: 2

Spinach: 1 cup

Soy sauce: 1 tbsp

salt as required

pepper: 1/2 tbsp


Lemon juice(optional) : 1/2 tsp


Finely chop carrots and spinach.

Heat oil in a pan, add the finely chopped carrots and spinach and let them cook well.

Now add the cooked rice, salt, soy sauce and pepper and mix well.

Add lemon juice and mix again.

Serve with raitha.

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