My hubby is the best when it comes to make last-minute hasty decisions. As I have mentioned in my previous posts, the scorching sun in Chennai is stopping us from making any afternoon plans. Be it to a film or an eat-out plan, we always do it in the evenings. But last Sunday our will overpowered our decisions and we decided to have lunch out.
At around 11, we started to get ready when sweetpie huss went to the balcony, had a glance, came in and declared “The sun rays are overpowering. Why don’t you make a simple meal and we will have DINNER out. I will help you in the kitchen. Tell me if you want anything to be done” He sat on the sofa and switched on the TV. “OMG, pls don’t tell me that you are serious. What do you expect me to make in just an hour’s time?” This was I. Blaring on top of my lungs for 5 mins, I knew that this was the decision. I had some cooked leftover basmati rice in my fridge. So made this simple and yummy fried rice packed with flavors in less than half an hour and some Baked Masala Potato Wedges (which will be my next post). But Mr. A I am still angry on you!!! Hmmmpppfff.
Carrot – 1
Beans – 4
Fresh peas – ¼ cup
Onions(Medium) – 2
Ginger Garlic paste – ¼ tsp
Tomato sauce – 1 tbsp
Soy Sauce – 1 tsp
Green Chilli sauce – 1 ½ tsp
Salt – to taste
Pepper – to taste
Egg - 2
Oil – 2 tbsps
Cooked & Flavored basmati Rice – 1 ½ cup
How I Made:
Flavored basmati rice
Wash and soak the basmati rice for 15 mins. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a tawa. Add 1 cardamom, 2 cloves and ½ inch cinnamon and sauté till fried.
Add the rice and dry roast for 3-4 mins.
Now add water in 1:2 (rice:water) ratio and cook the rice. If you feel that there is excess water, drain it. For me, this quantity worked well.
Allow it to cool.
Mixed Fried Rice
Chop the onions finely and julienne the carrot and beans.
Heat oil in tawa and add onions and sauté till golden brown.
When done, add the sauces (Tomato, soy and green chilli) and fry.
Add in the carrot, beans and fresh peas and fry till half cooked. Meanwhile, in a pan, heat some oil and scramble the eggs.
When the veggies have cooked, add salt and pepper to taste. The pepper should be a wee-bit overpowering. When done, add the cooked rice and scrambled egg and toss.
Serve hot with raitha or any chips.