Fried rice recipes are so easy to put together. A well spiced fried rice dish tastes wonderful warm or cold and makes for a simple and flavorful recipe for a packed lunch or a picnic lunch. Though fried rice recipes are often made with leftover rice, I love to make them with fresh rice too. They make a great one pot meal for lunch or dinner and then if I have any leftover I use it for the lunchbox. If you have an office microwave, you can carry this for lunch the next day too.
2 medium green bell peppers, cubed small
1 medium onion, sliced fine
6-8 cloves garlic, minced
1" piece ginger, minced
1 cup rosematta rice (Kerala Red Rice)
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp zeera (cumin seeds)
1/4 tsp methi (fenugreek seeds)
4 lavang (cloves)
1/2" piece dalchini (cinnamon)
4 sabot kali mirch (black peppercorns)
1/2 tsp red chili powder
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp haldi (turmeric powder)
6-8 kari patta (curry leaves)
Grind to a Powder:
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
- Prepare the rice, then spread on a large plate or tray and allow to cool completely.
- Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the cinnamon, cloves, and the black peppercorns.
- When they become fragrant, reduce the heat, and add the cumin seeds, curry leaves, and the fenugreek seeds in the order.
- Now add the ground spices. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes. Add a couple of tablespoons of water and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Now add the ginger, garlic, and onions with a pinch of salt. Fry till the onions are transparent.
- Stir in the turmeric and red chili powder, followed by the green bell peppers.
- Cook for 2 minutes, then add the cooked rice and salt to taste. Stir gently until the rice is completely coated with the spices.
- Cover and allow to sit on a low heat for 10 minutes or until warmed thoroughly.
- Always add the fenugreek last when roasting or frying whole spices. If they get overdone they will taste very bitter.
- The red rice takes on the flavours for this recipe very well. If it is not available, use brown rice.
- Cilantro, green chilies can also be added to this recipe to vary the taste somewhat.
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