Vegetable Fried Rice

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Vegetable Fried Rice

Something really special about this Vegetable Fried Rice is the Indo-Chinese influence in this recipe. It is extremely easy as I record and they taste delicious on its own and out of the world when paired with a Saucy Gobi Manchurian or a Schezwan Gravy. We are back from our much awaited Disney Holidays last week and this rice has been absolutely blissful that can be stirred up in a jiffy.

It has been going on for at least 6 months – either the planning stage or buying the tickets or when the moment arrived, right through the trip. We are still rejoicing every bit from vacation.

Vegetable Fried Rice

Wow ! Disneyland is the most magical place on Earth ! From the time you enter, your eyes would yearn to look  the beautiful castle every time, whether you pass through the FantasyLand, AdventureLand, FrontierLand and DiscoveryLand.  The kiddos lived their dream world, eagerly waiting to spot the Princesses or their favourite Disney character. The word Tiredness/ Jet lag or footloose was never in any child’s dictionary as most of the kids sparked with wholesome energy everywhere. That vibe was infectious !! The child in me was eager to see Minnie Mouse and give a tightly wrapped hug to Mickey Mouse 🙂

It’s time to feel the magic as the Disney Characters walk through the streets, parading !! And the illumination fireworks on the Disney Castle at night is much more than magic. We are still dreaming about the fireworks !

Ooh, and did I mention about the Walt Disney Studios ? Be it the Motor Show, Ratatouille or Disney Junior Stage Show – we were just bowled over..  Sitting in the large arena witnessing how the real movie shooting  stunts happen was just too good. The stunt cars/ bikes moving in the reverse direction are carefully interchanged , even before you realise and they also do have an engine fixed in the reverse direction 😉

Disneyland Paris

I can go on and on and am sure you would see my ramble about my trip further in my upcoming posts too. Let me cut it short here for the time being and come back to reality – Post trip recovery!! That’s the hardest part in my opinion and cooking a full-fledged meal is something I would never want to do. I wish we had an awesome takeaway in the vicinity, that I could just pick my phone and ring for a comforting Biryani with Raitha or some Chinese Fried Rice with some Manchurian or Some GreenThai curry with steaming Rice.

For days like these, when everything else takes a little more attention and all that you want to do are order a Pizza Delivery or a Takeaway, I have teamed up with Veetee to create a speedy fakeaway recipe. Veetee is available to buy at all the major super grocers across the UK, offering a variety of products from Cook from Scratch Rice to Heat & Eat.  Their Rozanna Basmati has been a part of our regular meal for years but their newly introduced Heat & Eat rice packs are just the life savers !!!  It can be if you have an uninvited guest popping in for a meal or when you are totally drained out of energy. Vegetable Fried Rice

Though they are microwaveable packs, you can stir fry them tooo!! How versatile

I’ve got a recipe for a super speedy, nutritious  Indo Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice for when I want a takeaway but decide to fake it instead. This Asian inspired fried rice can be prepared in less than 30 minutes and they pair really well with a deliciously protein rich Soybean Manchurian.

Being regular Rice eaters there was a little worry  if the critics in the family would approve the rice out of packets. That was absolutely not necessary as they all wowed looking how flavoursome the rice tasted.

Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

Total Time Taken 30 Minutes | Serves : 2

Vegetable Fried Rice

Ingredients
1 Packet Veetee Microwaveable Basmati and Wild Rice
250gm of Mixed Vegetables – Carrots, Green & Red Peppers & Green Peas
1/4 Cup Chopped Spring Onions
1 Small Red onion, finely chopped
1 Tblspn Light Soya Sauce
1 Tsp Rice Vinegar
1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
1/2 Tsp Sugar
Salt  to Taste
1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
1 Vegetable Stock Cube
1 Tblspn finely chopped ginger
1 Tblspn finely chopped garlic
1 Tblspn Sesame oil or any other oil

Directions:
Chop the Carrots, Green and Red Peppers to the size of Green Peas.Finely chop Spring onions separating the white and green and set it aside.
Heat oil in a wok. Once heated, add garlic & ginger. Fry for just a few seconds. Add the white of Spring Onions, chopped red onions and saute for 2 minutes or so. Add the vegetable stock cube, Mixed vegetables, leaving the green peas aside for a little later. Saute in high flame, tossing for a couple of minutes, just enough to leave them crunchy.Add the green peas and saute them for 2 more minutes.
Add Soya sauce, Rice Vinegar, Red Chilli Powder, Sugar, Pepper and needed Salt. Mix them well.
Add Veetee Basmati and Wild Rice and stir fry with the vegetables for exactly 2 minutes. Turn off the flame, add the green of Spring Onions and serve.
Serve them as it is or with a delicious Indo Chinese Gravy like Gobi Manchurian.

Notes:
Add Salt carefully, as there is enough salt in the Soya sauce.

Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with Veetee. All opinions expressed here are of my own and I was not expected to express a positive opinion

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Comments (6)

  • I see a new style and I love it. Beautiful styling and photos. Thrilled to learn about the fun you’ll had a Disneyland!! Happy memories 😀

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  • What fun you had at Disney!!! Love the pictures!

    A beautiful fried rice dish! Love all of the vegetables, flavors and colors. Looks healthy as well as delicious.

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  • The fried rice looks perfect! Hope you had a refreshing break, the pics says it all…

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  • Perfect fried rice….i wish I could have some now as ur post left my stomach growling…. Beautiful pics from ur trip…..hope u had a really good one

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  • Beautiful styling sandhya! Loved it!:-)

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  • I love Disney and probably am the bigger kid than my own! Just an awesome comforting rice bowl! Lovely moody pictures too.

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