September 13, 2015

Onion Garlic Fried Rice

Every alternate Wednesday was reserved for our dinner outings to our favorite restaurant. I had two reasons to wait for this day - I did not have to study that day and I could have my favorite Fried Rice. I have tried to make Fried Rice several times but never quite liked it as much as this recipe.

Easy to make with easily available ingredients and hence a must try for everyone. As always its a family favorite because it is easy to make.

  1. Basmati Rice - 2 cups
  2. Cardamom - 2
  3. Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
  4. Bay Leaves - 2
  5. Cloves - 2
  6. Onion - 3 sliced thinly
  7. Garlic - 4-5 cloves chopped
  8. Cashewnut - a handful
  9. Raisins - a handful
  10. Soya sauce - 2 tsp
  11. Pepper powder
  12. Sugar - 1 tbsp
  13. Spring Onions 
  14. Oil
  15. Salt

Boil water along with salt and ingredients listed from 2 to 5.
Add washed Basmati rice to this and cook. Make sure you do not overcook it. Drain off excess water and remove the whole garam masala added. 

In a skillet, heat oil and fry the cashewnuts and raisins. Keep this aside.
Toss the sliced onion and garlic into this oil. Saute it till cooked, add salt, pepper powder and sugar. Saute it for another two minutes and add soya sauce.

Add Basmati rice into this and mix well. Keep it covered for another 5 minutes on low heat.

Garnish with spring onions and serve hot with your favorite curry.