How to make Vegetable fried rice – rice recipes–Indi chinese recipes

       Indo chinese cuisine is so popular nowadays. I am no less and am fond of this cuisine too. I just love manchurian, noodles and fried rice among them. A common topic which arises when we discuss about this cuisine is about the use of mono sodium glutamate commonly known as ajinomoto. This crystalline salt is believed to enhance the taste of the indo chinese food. But recently , we have been hearing a lot of controversies regarding the use of this flavour enhancer. I just googled to find the reason and found some mixed opinions. Regarding the side effects,  it is believed to cause headache, dizziness and nausea in some people and is also not suitable for asthamatics. I also read about it causing brain damage and is one of the reasons of autism. While there is another class of people who say that it is an essential ingredient in the chinese cuisine and does give an authentic taste to food. It imparts a mild sweetness to the food , but people recommend using a little sugar in lieu of this ingredient. Mild amounts of this salt does not cause harm and glutamate is essential, some people say.

            But I personally stopped using ajinomoto a couple of years back. I dont find much difference in the taste. But its one’s personal decision whether they want to include it in their diet or not as some may opine that we dont make or eat this everyday after all!!!

Do state in your comments what do you feel about the use of MSG?

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How to make Vegetable fried rice - rice recipes--Indi chinese recipes
Course main course
Cuisine chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Rice
  • a big bunch Spring onion - chopped fine
  • 2 cloves Garlic - crushed
  • 1 cup Cabbage - shredded
  • 1 Carrot (cut into thin long bits)
  • beans- 12-15 beans French cut int long pieces
Course main course
Cuisine chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Rice
  • a big bunch Spring onion - chopped fine
  • 2 cloves Garlic - crushed
  • 1 cup Cabbage - shredded
  • 1 Carrot (cut into thin long bits)
  • beans- 12-15 beans French cut int long pieces
Instructions
  1. Capsicum- 1 cut in long pieces(I did not use)
  2. Dark soya sauce- 1tbsp
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Pepper- 1tsp
  5. Oil- 1/2tbsp
  6. Cook the rice taking care that the grains are seperate.
  7. Heat oil in a pan. Add the chopped spring onions along with garlic. Saute for a minute. Then add the chopped cabbage along with carrots,beans, peas and capsicum if using. When the vegetables get soft and cooked(yet crispy), add the soya sauce along with salt and pepper.(Be careful while adding salt, soya sauce contains salt too). Remove from flame. Spread the cooked hot rice on a plate. Now add the cooked vegetables on the rice and mix carefully.
  8. Serve hot.
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24 thoughts on “How to make Vegetable fried rice – rice recipes–Indi chinese recipes”

  1. I hav enot used them for many many years. I too don’t think there is a taste diffference.Love fried rice and this looks so so yummy.

  2. My favorite indo-chinese dish ever! looks yummm! About MSG, it use it to the minimum and rarely as 10 different people say 10 different things. But my personal experience is that it dehydrates you and you end up gulping glasses of water.

  3. hey I am also of the opinion that MSG is not good for health and we have stopped eating foods with MSG (2 yrs back)upon the advice of our family physician here as that was a trigger for my husband’s migrane! And he stressed that kids shld stay away from MSG ‘at all costs’..I would rather err on the safe side..

  4. I usually stir fry the rice with the veggies for a few mins so this is different. I don’t use aginomoto as well…

  5. Dear Sowmya, I personally like the taste of MSG and can make out the difference in taste when it’s added. But I too have stopped using it for all the health problems it does create. The original chinese recipe asks for use of sesame or peanut oil which adds in great flavor, so have use the latter option these days. Btw the rice is my favorite too and looks great.

  6. Fried rice looks yum Sowmya ! Regarding MSG, I have heard a lot of bad things about it too, so I have never used it in my cooking…

  7. I too am skeptical in using ajinomoto in indo chinese recipe,i skip that part,but still i too find no difference in taste , nice recipe i havent tried adding garlic,will try that too!

  8. vegetable fried rice looks delicious perfect with ur gobhi manchurian which i have tried.,..regarding msg even i dont use it,.and i dont find any difference in taste,.:-)

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