Veg Fried Rice

I remember the times when my mom would prepare fried rice. She prepares the best fried rice in the world and I love it. Even my friend’s used to love it when my mom would send it in hostel for me. Even now whenever I go home, I ask my mom to prepare that fried rice for me and I relish the taste.
Some things I learnt from my mom, some secret ingredients which my mom adds to the fried rice are shared here. I still can’t prepare it with the same perfection as my mom, but with each and every attempt it gets better.
My little one loves fried rice and many times when she sees pictures of rice in some magazines, she comes to me and tells me to prepare the same type of rice. So I prepare this rice at least once a week now. Do try out my Mom’s special fried rice and let me know how it is.
I am dedicating this recipe to my sweet and cute Didi who is my best friend and sister.
This is best served with Gobi Manchurian.


For the Rice

2 cups Basmati Rice
1 bay leaf
3-4 peppercorns
3 cloves
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp oil

To mix with rice

1 cup capsicum cut lengthwise
3/4 cup diced carrot
2 finely diced onions / 1 cup chopped spring onion
10 soy chunks
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup sweetcorn
1/2 cup spring onion greens
1/2 cup chopped baby corn
5 chopped garlic cloves
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 tsp coriander leaves for garnishing
3-4 tablespoon oil, preferably olive oil
1 bay leaf
3-4 peppercorns
3-4 cloves
1/2 inch cinnamon stick
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp green chili sauce
2 tsp tomato sauce
1 veg Maggi cube
1 tablespoon Amul butter

Par boil the rice in 6 cups water by adding all the ingredients in the For Rice section above.
Spread the rice on a colander/strainer and let it dry.
Sprinkle cinnamon and pepper powder on the rice.

Boil the soy chunks and sweet corn, drain the water and keep aside.

In a kadai, add oil. To that add the spices like bay leaf, peppercorns,cloves and fry for some time.
Add onion and fry till it becomes mushy. Add the chopped garlic and fry. Then add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 1 minute by closing the lid of the kadai.
Now add the veges one by one and fry. First add carrot, then capsicum, then babycorn and fry till the veges are done. Keep the kadai covered. It will take around 10-15 Min’s for the veges to be cooked.
Then add the chopped soy chunks, sweet corn and green peas. Add the spring onion greens.
Now add the sauces and the Maggi cube. Mix everything properly and let it simmer for 5 Min’s.
Add the cooked rice and toss it.Be careful not to break the rice grains while tossing. Add salt according to taste and butter. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Note: 1)  Always cook on low flame.
2) French beans and cabbage may also be added to this rice. Choice of veges is yours.


  1. says

    I guess each one of us has a recipe that mom made best. I guess love is the special ingredient.. The rice looks good.

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