Mushroom paneer fried rice – easy rice varieties for your lunchbox

        I love to have variety rice. I add lot of different kind of vegetables and different spices to make the rice even more delicious. Somehow we have reduced the intake of rice nowadays. But I do crave for this kind of rice varieties every now and then. So I made this during a weekend a couple of months ago. I have made several versions of this rice variety after that and always loved it.

I have also posted amushroom rice verison made with brown rice. You can check it out. You can also check out different recipes with mushroomshere. Do read the notes at the end of the post to check our for more variations you can try out.

          It was really hectic last few days with the diwali programmes and kids exams which are finally over. Thats why I could not blog more often last week.The school holidays will start in a few days now and I will be trying out few recipes especially for kids. Let me see if I will be able to post them soon. The blogging usually takes a backseat when the kids are at home and they require more of your attention.

          So see you soon. And let me know if you try out recipes from my blog. Do send me pictures too so that I can record them in my Fb page.

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Mushroom paneer fried rice - easy rice varieties for your lunchbox Yum
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
  1. Grind the coconut,coriander leaves,garlic and ginger into a fine paste.
  2. Cook the rice in a pressure cooker till soft and the grains are seperate. You can add a teaspoon of salt and a little oil in rice before cooking so that the grains will be seperate.
  3. Chop the mushrooms longitudanally.
  4. Chop the capsicum into small bits.
  5. If you are using frozen paneer cubes,thaw them by putting them in hot water.
  6. Heat oil in a pan.
  7. Add the cumin seeds and whole spices.
  8. Add the onions and saute till it turns slightly brown. You can add a teaspoon of sugar while sauteing the onion so that it turns brown.
  9. Add the chopped mushrooms, capsicum, peas and paneer.
  10. Add the ground paste.
  11. Mix everything well together.
  12. Add the garam masala and salt.
  13. Mix well and cook for around 10 minutes.
  14. The vegetables should turn tender , yet should be crunchy.
  15. Now add the cooked rice.
  16. Mix well but gently so that the rice is nicely coated with the cooked vegetable masala.
  17. Serve warm with some raitha or dal and papad.
Recipe Notes

I like to have it as it is without any side dish.


     You can use maharashtrian goda masala or even sambar powder for a slightly spicier taste instead of garam masala. I like to add different masala each time I make just for a change.

      Vegans can use tofu instead of paneer. You can bake the tofu cubes as shown in this recipe and then add it and mix it along with the cooked rice. I have also tried this and it tastes wonderful.

      You can make this just with mushrooms. Adding different kinds of vegtables along with it is just a healthier option.

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