Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mushroom Fried Rice ~ And my 50th post!!




My 50th post!! On this small achievement I would like to thank all my friends and fellow bloggers who have supported and encouraged me with their lovely words without which I wouldnt have succeeded in my attempts. Thanks a lot friends :)

Chinese forms one of my favourite cuisines apart from Indian. But the Chinese food served outside China differs from what it is served within the country. The food served outside China varies according to the taste of the people in various countries. I love the Indo-Chinese version. Chinese dishes can be made in a jiffy and doesn't require much time and effort.


The technique behind making a good Fried Rice is in using cooked left over cold rice as the rice grains would be fluffy and wouldn't stick to each other as would be the case when using freshly cooked rice. So prior planning is needed. But what if you haven't planned earlier and don't have cold left over rice but still want to make fried rice, as has happened with me on numerous occasions? Follow this simple and easy technique of rice preparation and you will end with fluffy and tasty fried rice.

Ingredients:
For rice preparation:
1 cup long grained rice/Basmati uncooked
2 cups chicken stock(I used Swanson)
Salt to taste
For the rest of the preparation:
Portabella mushrooms(or any other)- 10 oz (283 g) sliced
Snow peas - 10 chopped
1/2 white onion chopped
Celery stalks - 2 chopped
Green onions - 5 chopped
Green bell pepper(Capsicum)- 1/2
Ground pepper- 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Vinegar - 1.5 tsp
Soy sauce - 3 tbsp(adjust according to your taste)
Fried rice seasoning mix - 1/2 packet
Oil for cooking(Peanut oil or Sesame oil or Olive oil)

Method:
  • In a saucepan add salt to chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  • Add rice, reduce heat to low and cook till water has been absorbed and rice is cooked well.
  • Remove from pan and spread the rice grains on a large plate/tray and allow to cool at room temperature.
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and saute onions and mushrooms till the water oozed out from mushrooms has evaporated and onions have turned transparent/mushrooms are cooked.
  • Add bell pepper and snow peas, celery and saute for a minute or so.
  • Add three fourth of chopped green onions and saute for few seconds.
  • Add vinegar, salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Add cooked cooled rice and mix thoroughly.
  • Add soy sauce and fried rice seasoning mix and mix well. You may add ketchup too if you wish.
  • Remove from pan and garnish with the remaining chopped green onions.
  • Serve hot!
This goes to Monthly Mingle-Ravishing Rice Recipes event hosted by Nags and started by Meeta.

Along with this I'm also sending the following from my archives to the same event:





Ammu of Nature Kitchen has passed me the 'I love Your Blog Award'. Thanks a lot Ammu. You made the day special :)


On this small achievement of mine, I would like to give away this award- 'Chirpy and Cheerful Blog' award to the following fellow bloggers whose blogs(and they themselves are too) are always chirpy and cheerful(like a parrot) and makes one surround with an aura of happiness!



I would also love to give away this award- Awesome Shots to the following fellow bloggers. Photography is a skill which only few people are blessed with. And so is presentation skill. Both go hand in hand for eye catching shots. Hats off to you all!! You have really impressed me with your awesome clicks!!



Pooja.

Other Chinese Dishes:

Fried RiceChilli ChickenKung Pao Chicken

70 comments:

Parita said...

hey pooja..congratulations dear on your 50th post..rice looks deliciously inviting..perfect entry :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Parita :)

Padma said...

Congrats on ur 50th Post Pooja ... Mushroom fried rice is looking great and nice entries for the event :)

Ushanandini said...

Congrats on your 50th post Pooja...Mushroom fried rice looks gorgeous and delicoius:D

Pooja said...

Thanks Padma & Usha :)

doggybloggy said...

50 posts thats great.....your rice dishes look so delectable

Pooja said...

Thanks DB :)

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your 50th post! I look forward to many more of your delicious recipes. I love anything with mushrooms, so I would be sure to enjoy this.

Pooja said...

Thanks Lisa :)

Pavithra said...

Hey pooja congrats on ur 5oth post dear.. Rice is looking so delish yah.. grab the whole bowl if i am there. Keep rocking!!!!!!!!!

Vicky Xavier. said...

Congrats on ur 50 th post dear. Mushroom fried rice makes me mouthwatering. Nice pics...

Pooja said...

Thanks Pavithra and Vicky :)

VineelaSiva said...

Hey Pooja congrats on ur 50th post dear.We all wish to post like these wonderful recipes.I love ur recipes dear.Mushroom fried rice is drooling dear.

Pooja said...

Thanks Vineela and for the wishes too :)

Kalyani said...

congrats pooja on the 50th post .. i too love fried rice ... looks great .....

Pooja said...

Thanks Kalyani :)

Priya said...

Congrats on ur 50th post Pooja...Wishing u more and more milestones yaa.Keep on rocking...Mushroom fried rice looks wonderful and delicious!

Smitha said...

50 posts is not a small achievement Pooja. COngrats. This mushroom fried rice looks yum What do u mena by fried rice seasoning mix??

Pooja said...

Thanks Priya for the wishes and for your lovely words :)
Thanks Smitha :) Fried rice seasoning mix is obtained at Asian section in grocery stores and Walmart too.Its a yellow coloured small sachet packet. Unfortunately I ran out of it, else I would have uploaded a picture of it for you.

Cilantro said...

Congrats on ur 50th Post Pooja ...I love the Indio Chineese version but I have to admitt I hate the american version. Whenever I am in a mood for chinnese food < I end up making them at home. The Mushrrom Fried rice is invting. I love the dill rice too. Lovely entries.

Pooja said...

Thanks Cilantro :) And how right you are..I do not like American version and home made one tastes good!

Ammu said...

Congrag on ur 50th post.... Hoping to see more good recipes as usual... There is something waiting for u in my blog.

Pooja said...

Thanks Ammu :) Sorry but I couldnt get it. Could you please guide me through?

Vibaas said...

Congrats on your milestone, dear! Mushroom rice looks yummmmmmy :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Congrats dear on your 50th post!
Lovely rice - yum!

Pooja said...

Thanks Vibaas :)
Thanks HCOF :)

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot Ammu for passing the award to me..you made my day special :)

VineelaSiva said...

Hai pooja i tried the mushroom fried rice.It came out good.I make slight changes.Its very tasty.Now im having the rice dear.

Vani said...

Congrats, Pooja! Rice looks yum - I love Chinese fried rice too.

Nags said...

congrats on 50 posts Pooja. And thanks a ton for the lovely and special entries :)

Pooja said...

Vineela,that is great to know that it has come out well. Thanks a lot for trying it out and letting me know :)
Thanks Vani :)
Thanks Nags and welcome :)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

congrads pooja for your 50th post...Mushroom fried rice is my all time fav..This month i started with mushroom fried rice..this looks awesome and i loved those mutton biriyani.. :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Lena :) Yes I have seen your post on Mushroom Fried Rice too..that looked really delicious :)

Suparna said...

HI pooja,

Congratulations on the 50th mile stone :) wishing you achieve many more! Your recipe collection is just so wonderful and mouth watering :) loved ur version of fried rice. the entries for the event is also so yummm,Good job girlie :)keep going!!!
TC

Pooja said...

Thanks Suparna :) And for the wishes too!

Prathibha said...

Congrats on ur 50th post pooja....
Lovely Mushroom rice.....

Pooja said...

Congrats pooja...Wish you achieve more and post centuries of recipes..Mushroom rice is looking delicious will try sometime..

Veggie Food Journal said...

Congrats for crossing a milestone. Girl...it's morning and i'm already craving for mushroom rice.

Varunavi said...

Congrats on crossing the milestone,and all the best for the future :)))))

Purva Desai said...

Very colourful and delicious rice....thanks for sharing

Gita's Kitchen said...

Congrats Pooja :) Mushroom fried rice is a good variation from the regular fried rice...looks delicious too!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Congrats on your Award n 50th post Pooja... Lovely fried rice, it has come out well no two rice sticks to each other... and the veggies are tempting me!!!

Nithya Praveen said...

Hey congrats on ur 50th post...all the best.First time here..u ahve a ncie blog out here.

Jaya said...

Pooja congrats for 50 th post ,here's wishing you to you for many more posts......
and coming to mushroom fried rice ,simple one word WOW!! ...
I am coming to your place ..
liked the shrimp curry also ..
hugs and smiles

Pooja said...

Thanks Prathibha :)
Thanks Pooja. And for the wishes too :)
Thanks Vandya. So isnt this the right time? Go ahead and have for lunch :)
Thanks Varunavi :)
Thanks Purva :)
Thanks Gita :)
Thanks Ramya..the technique of rice cooling really helped :)
Thanks Nithya and welcome :)
Thanks Jaya. You are most welcome. Come at any time you wish :)

ARUNA said...

hey Pooja, congrats on ur 50th post in a very short time, that's an achievement.The rice looks just wowww!
Congrats on your award and thanq thanq so much for passing such a beautiful award dear, means a lot to me!!!!

Pooja said...

Thanks Aruna :) And welcome dear..you truly deserve it :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Thank you so much Pooja!!! Am honored and thanks for acknowledging!!! Congrats to the other bloggers too!!!

Pooja said...

Welcome Ramya :)

Varsha Vipins said...

Wow..awesome rice for the 5oth post Pooja..it looks totally smashing..:) n congrats to u ..:)..Thanks a ton for thinking of me..:)

Pooja said...

Thanks Varsha and welcome :)

Pavithra said...

Congrats on your award pooja... And thanks so much for honoring me dear.. I am so happy.

Prathibha said...

Congrats on the award lol....Thanks a lot for such encouraging words..Thanks a lot for thinking of me dear..

Pooja said...

Thanks Pavithra & Prathibha! And welcome..you both deserve it :)

Vrinda said...

Thanx Pooja for this wonderful award...congrats on ur award dear..Nice mashroom fried rice,i think my son will lov this without mushroom..he doesn't eat any veggies..njan ellam perukki kalayanam..rice looks perfectly cooked

Valarmathi said...

Congrats on your 5oth post. Lovely fried rice. Looks tasty.

Pooja said...

Thanks Vrinda and welcome :) Yes you may substitute chicken instead of mushrooms too. I know how hard it is to make kids eat veggies!
Thanks Valar :)

Smitha said...

Hey Pooja,
How come I did not see that award when i read ur post ysday. maybe, all that trave; excitement got to me:)
Thank u sooo sooo much. Sweet of u to have thought of me.
Thanks again.

Sweta said...

Congrats on making to the 50th!!
The fried rice looks good-where do you get the fried rice seasoning mix??
BTW,tried out the prawns dish-it was totally awesome :) I was hoping it would be there for the next day-but the hubby and I managed to polish it off in one sitting!!!

Ashwini said...

Wow pooja that looks delicious. Love chinese fried rice. Yummm

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

hai pooja.....Thanks a lot for sharing such a lovely award...This is my sec awardyou made my day...:)

Pooja said...

Welcome Smitha :) No you didnt miss it dear..I updated it after that!
Thanks Sweta for trying it out..glad to hear that it turned out well. Thanks a lot for letting me know too :)
Thanks Ashwini :)
Welcome Lena :)

Pooja said...

Sweta, fried rice seasoning mix is a yellow coloured sachet packet available at Asian section of grocery stores. Its available in Walmart too in Asian section. Its much cheaper in Walmart :)

Vandana Rajesh said...

Congrats on ur 50th post..the rice looks really delicious

Priti said...

Fried rice looks real gud...n so the briyani..Congrats on you awards dear

Pooja said...

Thanks Vandana & Priti :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Congrats on the 50th post! The mushroom rice looks delicious!

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot :)

Hema said...

Congrats pooja on the awards and the 50th post!! Good job :))

Pooja said...

Thanks Hema :)