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Paneer Fried Rice

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ingredients :
Basmati rice- 2 cups
Onions-1 or 2 (cut into long strips)
Paneer Cubes – 2 cups
Bell pepper (capsicum) -1 cup (cut into long strips)
Green chilies-1 or 2 thinly chopped
Spring onions-1/4 cup
Salt, pepper-to taste
Tomato sauce – 1 tbsp
Chili sauce-1 tbsp
Soya sauce- 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves-1 or 2 tbsp
Oil - 1 or 2 tbsp

1. Cook Basmati rice ahead of time. Once cooked spread rice on a tray for rice to cool down.
2. Heat oil in a kadai (wide sauté pan). Roast paneer cubes stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, chop the onion, bell pepper, and spring onions.
4. Once paneer is ready, remove it from kadai and keep it aside.
5. To the same kadai add chopped green chilies and sauté for 30 seconds.
6. Now add the chopped onions. Fry until onions are translucent,
7. Once onions are ready add bell pepper and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until bell pepper is slightly tender
8. Add Tomato, Chili and Soya sauce to mixture and fry for 30 seconds
9. Add salt, pepper and roasted paneer cube to the mixture. Cover and let it cook for couple of minutes.
10. Add spring onion and turn off the heat. Let it sit for 5 minutes so that all the flavors blend in well.
11. Add cooked rice and mix well.
12. Serve hot with Orange-chicken or Lemon-chicken and spring rolls on the side.

This is my Fusion version of Fried rice. As I don’t like eggs in my rice, I came up with this recipe. … which is now popular among my friends.

For making Chinese Fried Rice (fast food style), omit paneer completely and stir in beaten egg after step-8
Other variation: Rather then using only bell pepper, other vegetables like green peas or corn may be also used.

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