Sunday, May 10, 2009

MUSHROOM FRIED RICE


The simple way to make this healthy version of a Chinese-restaurant favorite, mushroom fried rice.



Ingredients :

Basmati Rice : 2cup
Button Mushrooms : 12, Chopped
Beans : 5, Finely Chopped
Carrot : 2, Finely Chopped
Onion : 1, Finely chopped
Cabbage : 1/2Cup, Finely Chopped
Spring Onions : 2, Finely Chopped
Capsicum : 1, Sliced
Green Chilies : 2, Finely chopped
Ginger : 1 inch piece, Finely Chopped
Garlic : 10 cloves, Finely Chopped
Soya Sauce : 1tsp
Salt &pepper to taste
Scrambled egg : 2
Cumin powder : 1pinch, optional

Sugar : a pinch to sprinkle in the end
Vegetable oil : 2tbsp


Method :

1. Heat oil in a kadai/ wok/ non-stick pan and  add ginger, garlic and green Chillies. Now add  all vegetables in following order onion, beans, carrots, cabbage, capsicum, half of spring onion and mushroom. Saute on medium to high flame.

2. After 2-3 minutes add enough salt and pepper powder. Now add cooked rice and saute gently for 2minutes. Add soya sauce and mix well. Sprinkle crushed pepper, sugar and cumin powder. Mix together and close the pan with a tight lid. Garnish with chopped spring onions and serve hot 

3. It goes well with gobi manchurian / pepper mushroom fry, Chilli Mushroom / Pepper Chicken.

Method for cooking rice / noodles to make Chinese dishes

1. Wash and drain  the rice.

2. In a large kadhai / saucepan/ cooker , take 3/4th of water and bring to boil. Now add enough salt and then add drained rice / noodles. 

3. Add 1/2tsp of refined oil and wait till the rice / noodles is 90%cooked. 

4.  Take care not to overcook the rice / noodles. Each grain of rice should be separate. When its done strain using a colander and Spread on a wide plate. Allow to cool. 

Note : 1.  You can also use sliced baby corn, boiled green peas or sprouts.
2. Make sure you are making fried rice with cooled rice. you can make rice before 4hrs  or previous day you make the fried rice. 

44 comments:

  1. Lovely,colourful and healthy rice :)))
    btw the last snap presentation is lovely :)))

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  2. The fried rice looks yummy! Aww makes me hungry! You know what..I too made mushroom fried rice few days back :) Now makes me crave again!

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  3. Fried rice looks too good... u know what... I wanted to make mushroom biryani today.... so now enjoying ur rice by seeing :).... nice presentation with tomato rose.

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  4. thank u padma.. it was a struggle to make tomato rose...bt its made by my hus :)

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  5. Love those pictures, absolutely droolworthy recipe...love fried rice so much!!!

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  6. Hi Lena..first time here..thanks for visiting my blog...mushroom fried rice looks very delicious and colorful....hey m too from pune...actually originally from bombay..started working in pune...:)

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  7. woww...beautiful presentation... :)

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  8. Hey Lena,
    Nice pic. The rice looks perfectly cooked and not overdone. I never use ajinomoto. Never. Becaus eit's very bad for health. So my kind suggestion is that you also don't use it. Just saying this as your well wisher.

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  9. first time here. Very Innovative recipes & Nice clicks.. Mushroom fried rice looks yummy & delicious ,. Tomato rose looks cute.

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  10. mmm, very delectable and a yummy rice dish... Nicely presented...

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  11. So yummy! I have only seen mushroom pulao before!

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  12. i too agree with u smitha.i never use ajinimoto..but i just write it down in d recipe as its a chinese dish....its better to avoid ajinomoto.. :) thank u 4 d suggestion.

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  13. thank u srikar's kitchen , ramya and nags :)

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  14. love fried rice..will try with mushroom next time..nice and tempting pic too

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  15. thanks for visiting my blog, Lena. You have a wonderful one too! loved that tomato rose on the fried rice!

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  16. Thanks Lena for ur encouraging comments, u have a fabulous space too..just love fried rice with any veggie, mushroom fried rice looks amazing with lovely tomato rose, eyecatching rose!

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  17. Hi Lena,
    Thanks for visitng my blog and hope to c u more often:)u have a beautiful blog,and doing a fab job.
    lovely travancore chicken masala in the previous post I was drooling :) looks great.The mushroom fried rice looks yummm.

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  18. What a spread...looks absolute yum

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  19. first time here, fried rice looks superb!!never tried with mushrooom..looks nice:)

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  20. thats sure suparna..i like to post comments in others blogs...so i wl do that :)

    priti and chitra..thanks for leaving comment :)

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  21. Welcome to Blog-o-sphere ,Lena:).You've tasty collection of recipes.I too love my fried rice with lots of vegetables:).

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  22. A two month old blogger FULL of enthusiasm!..
    Lena, Love your place girl..Good collection of homely recipes :)..Keep up your great work :)!
    My children would love this pulao as they love mushrooms in anything..will try.. :)

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  23. bharathiiiiiiiii....my heartful of thanks for such a lovely comment..i was on top of d world wen i got dat appreciation..thanks alot..n one more thin, ur blog , swapna's cusine and malabar spices was my motivation to start a blog before 2months..thanks once again :)

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  24. very colorful and lovely!!!!

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  25. wow....fried rice looks yummy..

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  26. wowow..looks so grt Lena..I loved that cute flower n all your decor..yummyyy da..:)

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  27. That's one great fried rice. Thanks for visiting my blog Lena, hope to see you there often! Incidentally, I am from Pune too!!

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  28. nice snap n nice presentation lena

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  29. thank u varsha, pavithra, little taste buds aquadaze and lavanya :)

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  30. Hi Lena, thanks for visiting my blog,
    You have a good collection of recipes over here.Fried rice looks tempting will try it soon.

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  31. thanks sumi.. :)Try it and let me know how it came... :)

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  32. mmmm..complete platter...i just loved it...Looks delicious...

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  33. Loved that tomato flower...really healthy recipe..

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  34. very nice,will try soon,thanks.........

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  35. Perfect and colourful
    http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

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