Once upon a time, there was a girl who once burnt her kitchen down grew up over years to be a good cook. Yes, that’s me. Well, the credit mostly goes to ma and then YouTube.
I tend to have lots of complaints when it comes to food and if you are someone who doesn’t like the ‘sauce’ part in fried rice I got your back.
So here is what you need –
- Chopped Veggies as desired – carrots, broccoli (or cauliflower), capsicum, beans, green peas, corn, tomato(optional), radish, green chilis, garlic(optional), onion. Personally, I don’t include tomatoes and cabbage because it releases water and makes the veggies soggy when salted.
- Chinese cauldron (not the witchcraft one) or just use what you have near hand
- Long grain white rice / Calrose / basmati (preferred)/ jasmine rice whichever you like.
- Oil (white or olive as desired)
- Cumin seeds
- Black pepper
- Red chili powder
Now here is something you have to do first, chop the paneer in medium sizes. Add half a tablespoon of butter with one teaspoon of black pepper and red chili powder, mix well and keep it aside.
Boil the rice, don’t overcook (to check break the rice and smash it against your finger tips. Best advice, drain the water a bit before it is fully cooked. Leave it to 95% cooked. Cool the rice down.
While you let the rice cool naturally chop the veggies and prepare the paneer.
Now, you have your rice ready and your veggies chopped, lets begin with the cooking. Preheat your cauldron and add oil to it. Heat the oil then add a tablespoon of cumin seeds. Add the garlic and chili (keep in mind that you need to stir it to avoid burning of garlic and chili). Add the chopped onion and stir nicely. Then add the broccoli or cauliflower whichever you have. These veggies need the most amount of stirring as they take time to cook. Then add all the veggies. Stir it nicely. Add the paneer.
Now when you add the salt, red chili powder, and black pepper powder you will have to consider the amount of rice too. Don’t add too little thinking only about the veggies. Give it a nice mix and then add the rice. Toss, or don’t but mix well.
Top it with some coriander and white sesame seeds, serve well.
Note: You can just choose veggies of your choice perhaps include mushroom or some sprouts.