Fried rice is made from steamed rice stir-fried in a wok, often with other ingredients, such as eggs, vegetables, and meat. It is sometimes served as the penultimate dish in Chinese banquets (just before dessert). As a home-cooked dish, fried rice typically is made with leftover ingredients from other dishes, leading to countless variations.
The many popular varieties of fried rice have their own specific list of ingredients. In Asia, the more famous varieties include Yangzhou and Fujian fried rice. Elsewhere, most restaurants catering to vegetarian or Moslem clientele have invented their own varieties of fried rice including egg fried rice, Indonesian (spicy) fried rice and the ubiquitous "special fried rice".
Fried rice is a common staple in American Chinese cuisine, especially in the form sold as fast food. The most common form of American Chinese fried rice consists of some mixture of eggs, scallions, and vegetables, with chopped meat added at the customer's discretion, and usually flavored with soy sauce instead of table salt (more typical for Chinese-style fried rice). Fried rice made in American Chinese restaurants can vary in appearance, from a dark brown appearance often seen in East Coast establishments, to a light brown appearance often seen in Midwestern American Chinese restaurants. Fried rice is also seen in other American restaurants, even in cuisines with no native tradition of the dish. The dish is also a staple of Chinese restaurants in the many countries around the world
Fried rice is my mom s favorite dish any time we go to a restaurant. She will always always end up ordering fried rice and gobi manchurian gravy. This recipe is in another way also close to my heart. Radio Mirchi had organised a competiion for Mother s day last year. The question was what will you make to make Mother day Special for your mom. My answer was " I would make her favorite meal in restaurant style and make her happy " , I won the first prize and RJ from the station visited my house to taste my cooking and give me the gift hanper.
Cooked Rice - 2 cups
Veggies - 2 cups ( carrot and beans )
Spring Onions - 1 cup
Garlic - 1 tbsp ( minced finely )
White pepper powder - 2tssp
Salt to taste
Oil as required
For fried rice, if you use left over rice, nothing like that.
Chop the spring onions and keep the bulb and stalk separately
Finely chop carrot and beans
In a wide skillet , add a little oil and add the minced garlic
Add the chopped Onion bulbs to the garlic
Add the finely chopped carrot and beans to the sauteed onion garlic
Cook for about a minute
Add white pepper powder and adjust salt
Switch of the flame and add rice to the veggies
Mix well so that the flavors incorporate well
Finally add the spring onion stalks and serve with Gobi Manchurian