Sunday, August 12, 2007

Rice recipes - Egg fried rice and Jeera Rice

I am submitting this for the "Jihvā for Ingredients (JFI) event: Rice". It is being hosted by Sharmi of "Neivedyam" blog. The announcement for this event is here. JFI was originally started by Indira of "Mahanandi" blog. An Indian food ingredient is selected and other foodie bloggers take turns hosting this event. This is a monthly event.

Update on 09/08/2007 - Round-up link is here.

Fried Rice (makes 3 servings)


Eggs - 3
Cold cooked rice - 2 cups
Frozen Carrot-Peas - 1 cup thawed
Jeera - 1 tsp
Dry red chilli - 2
Soya sauce - 1 tsp
Worchestire sauce - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Canola oil - 2 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Scallions - 2 (optional)
Ajinomoto - a pinch (optional)

Step 1

Heat 1 tsp canola oil. Add the beaten eggs and pinch of salt. Scramble the eggs.

Step 2

Heat 1 tsp canola oil. Add the jeera and the dry red chillies. When the jeera is slightly brown in color, add the thawed peas-carrot mixture. When the peas and the carrots are cooked, add the scrambled eggs and the cold cooked rice. If the rice is in the form of mounds, break it. Once the rice is a little warm, add the soya sauce and the worchestire sauce. Mix it well. Add the pepper powder. And ajinomoto (optional). Garnish with some chopped scallions (optional).

Jeera Rice (makes 4 servings)


Ghee - 1 tsp
Sugar - a pinch
Jeera - 1 tsp
Rice - 1.2 cup
Salt - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp

Step 1

Soak rice in cold water for 30 mins.

Step 2

Heat ghee. Add sugar and jeera. When the jeera is slightly brown, add the soaked rice and salt. In Medium heat, keep stirring the rice at regular intervals till the rice stops sticking together. Add double the amount of water and garam masala.

Increase the heat to High and let the water come to a boil. As soon as the water boils, reduce the heat to Medium and cover the utensil. In five minutes, stir the rice so that it is uniformly cooked. Once you find that all the water has been absorbed by the rice, check the rice. Three conditions possible:
  • If it appears cooked, remove the cover. :)

  • If it appears slightly uncooked, keep the rice covered for some more time. :(

  • If it appears overcooked, you can at times salvage it by spreading the rice on a flat surface and cooling it immediately. :(

Next week will be a collection of chicken recipes. Do look out for it. That will have the picture of Jeera Rice.


Asha said...

Hi P! So good to see your blog.I have added you to blogroll. Fried rice looks delicious.My kids love it too.Thanks for that.
Thanks for telling me about Naan! I corrected it, it is the "NOT" missing, hahaha!!

Anamika said...

Hi Pragyan, Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. And Jeera Rice sounds divine. Am not a real rice fan, but jeera rice makes me go for it every time! Will come back for the chicken recipes! :)

Maheswari said...

Fried rice looks delicious..Adding Worchestire sauce is new to me..will give it a try soon..

Pragyan said...

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments. You just made my day. :)

Hi Asha, Thanks for adding me to blogroll. Fried rice has been my all-time favourite. And a good use of the cold rice to make a quick lunch ;) I will try your Naan recipe this weekend. Thanks for the clarification.

Hi Anamika, Thanks for visiting. Hope to see you soon for the chicken recipes. Jeera rice is another convenient quick recipe :)

Hi Maheswari, Sure, do try the Worchestire sauce. Anytime I add soya sauce, I always add this to balance the flavor!

Sharmi said...

I simply liked your pics. thanks for the nice entry. blogrolling you and will be visiting regularly.

Pragyan said...

Hi Sharmi, Thanks for the sweet comment. Your blog is awesome too. See you soon.

Rajesh Kumar said...

YUMMY dish as well as easy preparation...loved it
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