Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sweet Bell Pepper Fried Rice

Worried about leftover Rice - one recipe to use the same without making it taste or feel like a reuse dish. Just made up this word "reuse dish"! ;) Another recipe I love with leftover Rice is Tamarind Rice using store bought Tamarind spice mix. Enjoy this Bell Pepper-based colorful fried Rice in the meanwhile...

4 servings

  • Cabbage - 1/2 cup, chopped into long slices
  • Sweet Bell Pepper - 7-8, chopped into half and then each half chopped into three long slices
  • Onion - 1/2 large, chopped into long slices

  • Eggs - 3-4, scrambled.
  • Cooked Rice - 3-4 cups
  • Ajinomoto - a dash
  • Green Onion - 1-2 stalks, chopped into 1-inch slices
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Pepper - as per taste (1/8 tsp maybe)

  • Tomato Ketchup - 2 tbsp
  • Chilli Sauce - 1 tbsp (adjust to taste)
  • Soya Sauce - 1 tsp
  • Worcestershire Sauce - 1/2 tsp

  • Lemon juice - a dash, just for tanginess (optional, if you used Chilli - Vinegar)
  • Canola oil - 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp for frying the Veggies and Eggs.

Note - All veggies need to be cut into similar sizes for aesthetic sense! :)


  • Heat Canola oil and scramble the Eggs with a dash of Salt. A dash of Chilli powder is also ok to add here. Keep aside.
  • Heat Canola oil and in High heat toss the Cabbage to cook lightly while maintaining the crunch. Keep aside.
  • Heat Canola oil and in High heat toss the Onions. 
  • As the Onions are half-cooked, add the chopped Sweet Bell Peppers. Toss and mix well.
  • Add Soya Sauce and Worcestershire Sauce. Mix well.
  • Add Tomato Ketchup and Chilli Sauce. Mix well.
  • Add the cooked Rice and mix well. Lightly fold the Rice so that it does not get mushy!
  • Add the scrambled Eggs and cooked Cabbage.
  • Add Salt, Pepper and Ajinomoto and mix well. Mix them well and let them cook in Medium heat for 2-3 mins.
  • Add the Green Onion and mix it. Cover the fried rice for 5-10 mins in Low heat for the flavors to inter-mingle. 
Enjoy this as-is or with a side-dish such as R had his with "Chicken Rakeshi", more on the name later! ;)


Vanamala Hebbar said...

Love the dish

Santosh Bangar said...

wonderful idea to use leftover rice

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Same way, I made with leftover rice. Your presentation is excellent.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

my neighbor in cuttack used to do it all the time... It smells insanely good and tastes so yum!

The Gardener said...

My wife viewed your recipes and looks forward to more from you. Some of the ingredients are not available in India. She plans to use these recipes when with our Daughter I who lives with her family in U S A.

Pragyan said...

@Vanamala - Thanks! :) Welcome aboard!

@Santosh - Welcome to my space! Love the leftover rice recipes - easy use of leftovers and good work-day lunch options! :)

@Sanoli - Thank you - always glad to hear your comments.

@Somoo - I know! I miss our Chinese food so much..ah, nothing like their noodles and chilli chicken!

@The Gardener - Thank you, Sir! You have a lovely space yourself - very informative.