Saturday, 19 April 2014

Fried rice in rice cooker







This colorful fried rice is cooked using some quick cooking vegetables. Other than the vegetables, only few ingredients are used to flavor this rice. If you have left over rice from the previous meal, you can make this for the next meal. Cooked rice (without any liquid) stays well  for at least 4-5 hrs depending upon the weather, even without refrigerator. Mix in the half of the salt and keep it covered.
I know the photographs are not nice but that should not stop you from trying this recipe. I will change the pictures when I cook in the day time.


Ingredients-
1 cup cooked and cooled white rice - medium grained rice is fine (nice way to use up left over rice)
1 tbsp oil (sesame/ peanut/ rice bran etc)
1 tsp chopped garlic or 1/2 tsp garlic pd
2 tbsp chopped onion
Optional vegetables- add these to make this rice nutritious and colorful
2 tbsp each of american corn, finely diced orange carrot and green bell pepper (capsicum), finely sliced cabbage (you can use spinach or green onions (scallions) too.
salt to taste (3/4 tsp)
1 egg beaten (skip this if you are vegetarian and add all the veggies)
Black Peppercorn  powdered- 1/2 tsp

Put oil in the rice cooker pan and add onions in it.
Cover with it's lid and press the 'cook' button.
When it starts frying add garlic and stir. Cover and cook again for 2 mins.



Add carrots and corn. Stir and cover again, see that the cooker is in cook mode, or press it back.



Put in the cabbage and green bell pepper (capsicum).
Sprinkle salt and mix well, cover and cook for another 2 mins. Remove the stirring spoon.



Pour the beaten egg over the vegetables, do not stir. Cover and cook till the egg is set.
Stir well to break the set egg. Add cooked rice mix well.
Sprinkle powdered black peppercorn and stir till it is well heated.
Switch off the cooker, you can eat it hot or keep it covered on warm mode and eat later.




This is a mildly flavored  and you can eat it, as it is or with any of the Instant dal.
You can mix in 2 tsp soy sauce or chilli sauce or any hot sauce.
If you are planning to add green peas, cauliflower, soaked dry shitake mushrooms cook them before adding into this rice.
You can add 1.5 tsp instant Kolhapuri masala while frying onions.

(*more information on cooking rice or frying in rice cooker see
 Boiling rice in rice cooker 
Frying in rice cooker )




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