A delicious fried rice made with leftover rice, which has delicious Indian flavors!
I typically make this fried rice with leftover rice to give it a twist 🙂 Though it seems to taste better when my sister makes it, nonetheless everyone at my house seems to love it even when I make it.
Just simple vegetables and simple flavors. Honestly, you can’t find an easier option to using leftover rice. And it is so tasty. I can have it by itself, or just add some curd to the side and eat it along with the curd. Like someone said, there is nothing better than simple flavors to have a wonderful meal.
My sister makes it really well and I use the same recipe. Yet, I must admit, her tastes better than mine. I don’t know how! I guess, it is because everyone just makes dishes differently. Like how they say in Hindi ‘haath haath ki baat hai’.
I am a big fan of easy to make quick recipes. I think they are just the perfect way to enjoy cooking. Of course, I do love elaborate recipes but I guess, those are only for special occasions. For everyday cooking, nothing to beat the ease of quick cooking. Few ingredients, a dash of spices and a tadka, and you have an great dish on the table.
Especially if you have worked through the day and are in no mood to cook anything elaborate. That is why I love this fried rice recipe. It makes use of leftovers and also helps use up the old rice. Like my grandmom’s Punjabi Choore recipe. What an awesome way to use the left over rotis or paranthas. I could have choore anytime of the day. While it is usually had in the mornings, I could actually have them as dessert too 🙂
So try out this super easy to make fried rice, if you have any leftover rice from yesterday!
PS: This also happens to be my 100th post and I think I have come a long way from where I started about 2 years back. I have interacted with so many people, some of my age group, some much elder and some much younger, and I have learned something from each one of them. Blogging is one medium where you can freely express what you want and shed all inhibitions. Thank you, all readers and fellow bloggers in helping me grow.
2 Minutes Fried Rice
- 1 onion large sliced
- 2 tomatoes large chopped
- 3 - 4 jalapenos green chopped
- 3 - 4 jalapenos red chopped
- 4 - 5 curry leaves
- 1/2 tsp pav bhaji
- 1/4 tsp sambhar powder
- to taste salt
- to taste green chillies
- 1/2 lemon
- 1/4 amchoor powder
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 cup rice leftover
- veggies shredded and blanched (optional)
- Heat the oil in a non-stick pan.
- Add mustard seeds and wait till they crackle.
- Add green chillies, jalapenos, curry leaves and stir fry for 1 min.
- Add onion and fry till they turn a little brown.
- Add tomato and fry for 2 minutes or till it leaves the oil.
- Add all masalas and fry for 1 min.
- Add lemon and then rice, fry for another 1 min.
- Bingo your 2 min fried rice is ready. Okay, I agree it took more than 2 min but then Maggi doesn't get done in 2 minutes, either, eh?