Quick and delicious, this veg fried rice is packed with lots of healthy vegetables and fusion flavours. It is a perfect lunch box or dinner recipe. Vegan & gluten-free.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Servings: 2as main
1cupsela basmati riceor any non-sticky rice of your choice
1tspblack sesame seeds
3clovesof garlicsmashed and minced
1green chillifinely chopped
1cupmixed vegetablescarrots, red and green bell peppers, chopped
1tbspraw sesame oil
2tbspOlive-pomace oilor your regular cooking oil
Salt and black pepper to taste
Wash the rice (in a strainer) under running water until the water runs clear. Soak in 2 cups of water for 10-15 mins. If using brown rice, the soaking time will be longer.
In a pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add about 1 tsp salt and oil. Drain the soaked rice and add to the boiling water.
Let cook on medium-low heat until the rice is cooked through and all the water has been absorbed. Takes about 10 mins.
While the rice is cooking, heat the Olive-pomace oil in a pan or wok. Once hot add the black sesame seeds. Fry for a few seconds.
Next add the chopped garlic, ginger and chillies and sauté for about a minute.
Add all the chopped veggies except for the green onions. Mix well and stir fry for about 4-5 minutes. The veggies have to be just slightly cooked so that they retain their crunchiness.
Add the chopped green onions (reserve a little for garnishing), all the seasoning and raw sesame oil. Toss and mix well to coat all the veggies. Stir fry for just about a minute.
Add the rice and stir fry for another minute till the rice, veggies and seasonings have all come together nicely.
Serve the fried rice hot with some chilly or tomato sauce on the side.
Chose your grain: Instead of rice, you can also use quinoa, amaranth or other millets. Chose your veggies: Different veggies of choice can be used with the recipe but choose a mix of crunchy and soft vegetables.
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