If I have to prepare a lunchbox recipe within just 20 minutes, I always go for Fried Rice. A simple raita or tomato sauce would go well with that rice. So you don’t have to spend much time on thinking about side dishes. Also when the rice is cooking you could cut the vegetables finely. Once the rice is done, all you need to do is heat up the wok, add the veggies, saute it and finally add rice,sauces. It is as simple as that. But balancing the flavors, getting the right texture of rice is really really important for the perfect restaurant style fried rice.
Soy Sauce, Garlic, Black Pepper powder – according to me these three ingredients play a vital role in enhancing the flavor of fried rice. This sweet corn fried rice is my favorite version. The husband is not a big fan of sweetcorn. So I usually make a separate version for him with just veggies/mushrooms.
Tips to cook rice :
– If you are using Par-Boiled or Boiled Rice, the ratio is 1 : 3. For one cup of rice, you need 3 cups of water
– Let the rice cool down completely. If you don’t have time, then place the cooked rice in freezer section for 5 minutes
– Always use a fork to mix rice with vegetables in the wok
– Don’t add more water while cooking the vegetables. Just sprinkle water