Monday 26 November 2012

Fried Rice-Mummy style

There is a nip in the air and that means winter is very near
Winter, I believe, is the most enjoyable season for a foodie. With the markets full of fresh inviting fruits and vegetables, there cannot be reasons enough not to don your aprons and enjoy the seasonal goodies.
Its time of the year to have steaming hot soups, wonderful roasts and rich cakes!!(oh how the last word makes me drool!!)
Today, however, I am sharing our winter favorite which uses leftover rice with a host of vegetables and boiled egg. Quite a meal in itself. My mother loves to add a dash of green chilli sauce, aka Kolkata style and a handful of fried cashewnuts, Punjabi style!!! It definitely is a great way to welcome and enjoy the season.

  • 1 cup boiled rice(I used leftover)
  • 1 small potato, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, diced in small pieces
  • 4-5 french beans, chopped
  • a few florets of cauliflower
  • A small piece of cabbage, sliced
  • 1/4 of a capsicum, chopped
  • 1/2 medium size onion, sliced
  • 1 boiled egg
  • A handful of cahewnuts
  • 1 tsp green chilli sauce
  • salt to taste
  • few leaves of mint for garnishing

In a pan, take 4 tbsp oil and fry cashewnuts. Drain them on a kitchen paper
Now add chopped potato. When cooked well, drain them . 
Now add carrot, french beans and cauliflower and fry them till cooked and drain them. 
Add capsicum and cabbage and cook them for just a minute to preserve their crunchiness. Drain them.
Now add sliced onions and cook till they turn pink, add salt to taste and green chilli sauce. Mix well.
Add all the cooked veggies and the rice. Mix very well. Check for seasoning and adjust. 
Sprinkle the fried cashewnuts and mint leaves.
Place sliced boiled egg on top and the dish is ready to serve.

Happy Rice eating


  1. We love having fried rice for lunch.... love the generous amounts of ingredients you used :)

    1. thanks mother always uses generous amounts to feed us!!

  2. Love this easy peasy rice for my lunch.Healthy and delicious one pot meal.

  3. Love the amount of cashews added to this....rice sounds yum....

    1. Thanks for liking Lubna..the fact that it is mummy style..certainly meant loaded with cashews!!!Loved your space...happy to follow you.

  4. I would do anything to get a bowl of this right now :)

    1. Oh how I would love to make that for you Pallavi!! Come to Kolkata soooooon:):)

  5. looks rich and delicious :)
    glad to follow u ....

    1. Hi Aruna, thanks for dropping by and liking. Loved your space and glad to follow you too.

  6. mom always make food your mom's rice dish.

  7. Mummy's version will always rocks... Glad to follow u...

  8. Looks so good, loved ur mom's version and thanks for linking this to our event :)

  9. Love the way lots of kaaju has been used along with the veggies. The hubby will love this more :)



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