Veg Fried Rice Recipe, How to make Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe | Mumbai Streetfood
Recipe type: Main, Vegan, Vegetarian
RecipeCuisine: Indochinese
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Serves: 5-6
Veg Fried Rice Recipe a popular street food from the Mumbai streets. You could make this fried rice with any veggies of your choice.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 cups basmati rice (long grained rice)
  • 4-5 cups water or as required
  • 2.5 tbsp oil or as required
  • 1 tbsp celery chopped finely
  • 2 medium sized carrot grated or chopped finely
  • 1 cup cabbage chopped grated or chopped finely
  • 1 small capsicum or bell pepper chopped finely
  • 1-2 green chilies chopped finely (optional)
  • 5-6 spring onion whites chopped finely (reserve the green for later use)
  • 1 tbsp ginger chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp garlic chopped finely
  • 12-14 french beans chopped diagonally or finely
  • ½ tsp sichuan pepper powder or ½ tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp chili-tomato sauce (optional)
  • ½ tbsp sugar (optional)
  • salt as per taste
How to make the recipe?
  1. Firstly cook rice until it's perfectly cooked. Rice shouldn't be mushy or undercooked. Place the rice over a colander to strain excess water. Cool the rice completely and place aside.
  2. Meanwhile chop all the veggies and keep everything handy before you start cooking.
  3. Take a deep wok / vessel add oil. Once oil is hot add celery and saute on high flame for 3-4 secs.
  4. Immediately add whites of spring onion, ginger, garlic, french beans, chilies, carrots, cabbage, capsicum and sugar. Saute on a high flame.
  5. High heat is essential so that the veggies fry easily, evenly and also taste crunchy. It would be of great help if you could use a non stick pan as it would consume less oil and also would be non sticky. You could also cook on medium heat. It took me around 4 mins for the veggies to cook and stir fry on high heat.
  6. Now add half of greens of spring onion, soy sauce, chili sauce if using, sichuan pepper powder or pepper powder and salt.
  7. Stir the rice gently for 2-3 mins or until rice is coated with all veggies, spice and sauce. Be gentle else the rice might break and get mushy. Garnish with the rest of greens of spring onion.a
  8. Serve the veg fried rice with a chinese gravy based dish.
1.You could add tomato or chili sauce however it's optional.
2. Also if you like eggs then add scrambled eggs to the rice.
3. I have added chilies but they are optional.
4. Any veggies of your choice could be added as mushroom, corn etc.
5. If you don't get celery then just skip it.
6. Always add soy sauce towards the end as it gives a nice punch and flavor to the food. Otherwise the flavor is lost while cooking.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at