Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Yellow Bell Pepper, Corn Fried Rice

Out of the dishes listed out under Combo dishes, I felt this combo was surely something many would select and of course something I have already blogged about in different versions. However the rest of the dishes were not either possible, as there will be no takers or those I have already blogged about.

As I had said, this list is suggested by the BM members. Common combos were removed, and I was left with 100 plus dishes, out of which some I have already cooked. Anyway I select this list based on random numbers and then check the recipe name. It so happened that out of the list I picked up randomly, most were either cooked already partially, or not feasible! Well the reason why I am deliberating so much is that, I was struck with Fried Rice and Manchurian.
The beauty with this combo dishes is that, it gives you flexibility to be as creative as you can. I have seen my fellow BM members using their creativity to the maximum. Can you imagine a Flax seed coconut chutney?..Well it's only possible for the versatile cook we have in house. Anyway twists like above mentioned happens and their creativity shines. I can hardly hold touch in front of them. So I settle to safe dishes and hope I can please my family with these.

I have already done a Chinese Fried Rice, Tricolour Fried rice, Egg Fried rice and a Chicken Fried rice. So you are hardly left out of options right. I then looked around and saw there are so many versions with non veg ingredients. So the least I could try is to play around with vegetables. I thought I will make this Yellow Fried Rice. Trust me the taste does feel different with each capsicum and the sweet corn gave a different texture as well.

We had a house guest over the weekend and not knowing how much to make, I ended up making too much. Plus I had a program on Sanskrit along with Peddu to attend. So it wasn't the best of time to complete a Combo Meal and rush out. Back home in the late evening, I saw the entire batch of rice not touched. I simply made it as Egg Fried rice, which surprisingly Chinnu also liked a lot. So next time I make the same mistake, I know how I am going to feed my kids!

I served this with Manchurian Balls, where I had another fiasco!

Yellow Bell Pepper, Corn Fried Rice

Ingredients Needed

Basmati rice - 2 cups

For the Fried Rice

Oil - 2 tsp
Yellow Bell Pepper - 2 cups
Sweet Corn Kernels - 1 cup
Spring Onions - 1 cup
Green Chilies - 2
Onion - 1 big
Garlic - 2 big / 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Soy Sauce - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp

How to make the Fried Rice.

Wash and soak the rice for 15 mins.

Bring a big pot of water to rolling boil. Add the drained rice and cook till it is half done. Drain the water and spread over a plate. If required sprinkle oil.

For the Fried Rice

Heat non stick pan with oil, add finely chopped garlic. Saute till almost brown. Then add onion julienne, onions of the spring onions, green chilies, saute well.

Now add finely chopped bell peppers, corn kernels. Cook on high. Next add soya sauce, pepper and salt.

Add the cooked rice and combine everything together.

Adjust spice and finally add the spring onion greens.

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Srividhya said...

Love this simple version of fried rice. Will try it out soon.

Varadas Kitchen said...

I love colorful dishes and this one looks so colorful. Glad the family liked the modified version.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

so colorful and healthy!! great to know that your family liked it!!

MonuTeena RecipesPassion said...

yum fried rice

lavina agarwal said...

The pulao looks very yummy and healthy. .and colorful too..

Manjula Bharath said...

such an colorful and irresistible fried rice valli and tempting veg manchu to go with :) making me hungry now !!

Archana Potdar said...

Love this fried rice and veg manchurian. Looks yum

Priya Suresh said...

Colourful fried rice, love my fried rice with loads of capsicum..

sneha datar said...

A classic combination, loved the fried rice.

Usha said...

Good to know the modified version was liked. The rice itself looks colorful with all the veggies that went into it.

Harini-Jaya R said...

very colorful rice, Valli.

Pavani N said...

Such a colorful and delicious fried rice. As you said there are probably infinite variations for this dish.

Jayanthi Sindhiya said...

A lovely combo...Yum!! beautiful pics

Chef Mireille said...

this dish is so colorful and inviting and I like how you styled the first photo

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