If you are packing a lunch box for your kid, then this is an excellent dish that you can assemble very quickly. This quick Tomato fried rice is a perfect example of Back to School Recipes for your kids.
During one of the weekend I had made a soya chunk biryani and Konda loved it so much. Infact she told me that she loves soya chunks and wanted it to be made again for her lunch box next day. Since I didn't have anything of the stuff I used the previous day, I had to resort to this quick method, since I had cooked rice handy.
The biryani was also spicy, so the requirement was that, it had to be spicy. I tossed the soya chunks separately to make sure it was spicy enough for the afternoon.
Quick Soya Chunks Tomato Fried Rice
For the Rice
Cooked Rice - 1 cup
Onion, julienne - 1 medium
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Tomato, puree - 3/4 cup
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1"
Cardamon - 1
Bay Leaf - 1 medium
Green chilies - 2 medium
Salt to taste
Oil -1 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Red Chil powder - 3/4 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
For the Soya Chunks
Soya Chunks - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Red Chili powder - 3/4 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
How to prepare Quick Soya Chunks Tomato Fried Rice
Wash and soak the rice for 20 mins. Cook and keep it aside.
Wash and pressure cook the soya chunk for a whistle. Wash couple of times, then drain to remove excess water. In a non stick pan, heat oil, saute the soya chunks with salt, red chili powder and toss around for 5 mins, till it's all nicely coated and roasted. Keep it aside.
In a non stick pan, heat oil and ghee, saute the while spices, then add onion julienne, chopped green chilies, followed by ginger garlic paste. Saute well.
Then add the tomato puree, salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, simmer and cook till the tomato puree is cooked well. Cover with lid and simmer for another 5 mins.
Now add the cooked rice and toss together for the rice to get nicely mixed with the masala. Adjust spices and finally add the roasted soya chunks.
Simmer and cover with lid, dum for 5 mins.
Serve with raitha.
This recipe works best if you have leftover rice. When the rice is separate and not mushy this works even better.