Cooking for one person doesn’t need to be boring and I’m not a kind of person who can just eat junk. Other day my husband had a lunch meeting and lil one already told me that he wanted to have dosa. I was the one left out and yesterday night’s leftover rice was looking at me. I was not in a mood to make elaborate meal and hence deiced to go with one pot meal. Fired rice is one of my favorite. I learn’t this yummy dish from my sister and it can be put together in no time at all.
1 cup long grain rice (cooked)
1 medium red onion
1 carrot (peeled & diced)
1/4th cup frozen peas
1/4th tsp red pepper flakes/ red chilli paste
1/4 tsp white pepper powder
1/2 tsp ajinomoto (MSG)(optional)
2 tbsp soy sauce
½ tsp sugar (optional)
2 tbsp peanut oil/ sesame oil
Salt to taste
3-4 spring onions (finely chopped both white and green)
Add one table spoon of oil to a hot wok/pan. Add rice and 1 tbsp soy sauce and stir fry. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat before the rice starts to pop. Keep aside. Heat remaining oil in the same wok/pan. Once the oil is smoky hot, add onions, carrots, peas, pepper flakes/chilli paste, spring onions (white) and stir fry for 2-3 minutes on high heat. Add remaining soy sauce, ajinomoto and white pepper. Stir fry for 2 more minutes on high heat. Stir in the rice, sugar and salt to taste. Stir fry all together for couple of minutes, mix lightly taking care not to break or crush the rice. Add the spring onion leaves (green) and remove from heat.
Serve hot with any Chinese gravy or wet Manchurian.
Notes and tips
You can add capsicum and cabbage to this dish. You can use chilli sauce instead of chilli paste and ketchup instead of sugar.
The other Chinese fired rice.