Surprised by the heading?? These days the product life cycle is becoming very short. Within one month of releasing a new product you have its new version with advanced features. Relax friends, am not lecturing about Marketing am just trying to give you an intro about the new version of mixed fried rice I made. I should say my 2nd version of mixed fried rice has a different flavor and taste compared to the previous one. Its like having fried rice from two different restaurants :)
I think some people like a particular taste for fried rice, for example my 2 year old nephew. He prefers fried rice from a particular restaurant in Mumbai (where my bro & family lives) and he has fried rice from other places only if he is tooooooo hungry and there are no other options. I sometimes wonder how he is so selective at this young age :) , talk about present day kids! Anyways am a person who doesn’t mind trying different styles/version/tastes of fried rice.
Usually when I make mixed fried rice, I feel like standing in the mix n match dress section of shopper’s stop :) I dont have a fixed recipe for fried rice, I usually make it with the available ingredients. This time however I didn’tÂ mix n match, I followed my Mother in Law’s recipe. Btw, this is one of her hit recipes.
You can see the mixed fried rice version 1 here.
Here is the recipe for version 2:
- Rice – 2 cups
Butter – 2 tbsp
Lemon Juice – 2-3 tbsp
Hot Water – 3 3/4 cups
- Cooked chicken, prawns & beef – 1/2 – 3/4 cup each
- Scrambled eggs – 2
- Carrot – 1, chopped
Beans – 1/4 cup, chopped
Onion – 1, chopped
Capsicum – 1 small, cut into small cubes
Celery – 1 tbsp, chopped
- Garlic crushed – 1/2 tbsp
Ginger – 1/2 tbsp
- Soya sauce – 2 tbsp
Green chili sauce – 2 tbsp
- Chicken tastemaker – 2 cubes (optional)
- Butter – 2 tbsp
Wash the rice & soak it in water for 25 mins. Drain the water completely. Heat 2 tbsp butter in a pan. Add rice & fry it for 5 minutes or till it starts cracking. Add lemon juice & salt & water. Cook till the rice is done.Once the rice is cooked spread it on a tray and let it cool.
Heat 2 tbsp of butter in a pan. Add onion, ginger & garlic. Once it becomes soft, add carrot, beans, capsicum & celery. once the veggies are cooked add the cooked chicken, prawns & beef. Add salt & chicken cubes. Saute well. Add soya sauce & green chili sauce. Combine well. Add rice & scrambled eggs. Mix together everything. Cover & cook for 3,4 minutes. Serve hot.
Attached is the picture of Mixed fried rice made by Bindu, using this recipe along with Ginger Chicken.
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Notes: The quantity of ingredients(the amount of non veg & veggie ingredients) is a personal choice. You can vary it as per your taste.I used Basmati Rice. Chicken & beef were cooked with salt & pepper and prawns was cooked with salt & a pinch of turmeric. If chicken cubes are added, be careful while adding salt. You can also use any refined oil instead of butter.