Thursday, March 3, 2016

Quick Fried Rice Recipe | Easy Fried Rice for Kids Lunch Box

If you are one of those Parents, who have to pack a lunch box in just about 15 to 20 mins, you are at the right spot! This goes to cooking in short time as well. When I say cooking in shortest time, I meant the whole meal. Of course what one considers as a meal varies from person to person.

However I am talking about a situation where one has to pack a lunch box or make a quick dinner, it should be done in short 20 to 30 mins max. These recipes are suited for that and catered in having in mind that the dish needs to be main course or even if its a gravy, how best to plan the rotis as well.

I pack school lunch for my kids. While Konda eats anything I pack for her, it needs to be specific lunch for the boys as they are still fussy about what they eat. I keep varying between rice and roti. The rice that gets packed is either fried rice or pulao/biryani types. Most of which gets nicely parsed and packed.

While a Fried Rice is simple, this version of Fried Rice is really quick, as quick as it takes just about 10 to 15 mins to get done, if you have cooked rice on hand. So the days I plan this meal is mostly when I have excess rice the previous night. You can't make this rice with just cooked rice, the rice needs to be firm.

So leftover rice works best for this simple and easy rice.

We are starting yet another new Edition and it is going to be BM#62. I will be doing Quick Dishes. It can be a rice or a roti or anything else too, only you got to manage it all under 30 mins. A meal is what I am talking about. How you manage is your wish, like you can manage with pre cooked rotis, leftover rice or dosas or a casserole etc.

There are certain essential things that are always stocked to help dishes like this to happen quickly

Homemade Ginger Garlic paste, frozen
Green chili paste



For day 1, I have a Quick Fried Rice that often gets packed for my boy's lunch box.


Quick Fried Rice

Ingredients Needed:

Cooked Rice - 1 cup
Onion, julienne - 1/4
Carrot, finely diced - 2 to 3 tbsp
Beans - 2 to 3 tbsp
Pepper powder to taste
Salt to taste
Green Chili paste - 1/2 tsp (store bought is also fine)
Soya Sauce - 1/4 tsp
Green chilies - 1 long
Oil - 2 tsp

How to make Fried Rice

If you are using the rice straight out of fridge, MW for a minute before cooking. Fluff the rice well.

Have all the vegetables chopped and ready.

Heat a non stick pan with oil. On high flame, quickly suate the onions, then add the carrots and beans. Saute well. Add salt and pepper. If using homemade green chili paste, add now. Else add the store bought chili sauce after adding the rice.

Add the rice and mix well. Now drizzle the soya sauce, and green chili sauce. combine everything and adjust for seasoning.

Switch off the flame.





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19 comments :

Usha said...

That is indeed a quick rice dish recipe. Rice looks colorful.

Amara Annapaneni said...

So simple to make and I'm sure my kids would be happy to have it in their lunch box.

Sarita said...

Fried rice looks very colorful and yummy.

vaishali sabnani said...

Definitely a quick meal , leftover rice is best for such rice , looks perfect for packing lunch boxes .

rajani said...

A similar rice used to be Shreyas's lunch box staple until he started the 'No rice'campaign. Good one!

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Such quick and filling meal,looks colorful..

Annu Swamy said...

Simple and healthy too...

Suma Gandlur said...

That looks simple and easy enough to dish out in the morning rush hours and I am glad that your twins love roti & rice. My picky 14 year old haven't touched beyond lemon rice and carries a big 'NO' board for Indian style lunch box dishes.

Priya Suresh said...

Definitely a super quick fried rice, i make this fried rice often though we dont carry our lunch box, prefect to enjoy with some fried side dishes.

Padmajha PJ said...

Yes indeed! Dishes like these are perfect fort eh lunch box and they can be whipped up in a jiffy!The pic looks so tempting Srivalli...

Ruchi Indu said...

This is definitely a very easy recipe. We can pack this with papads or chips for kids...

www.annapurnaz.in said...

superb...I love to have fried rice with steaming hot coffee :)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I am looking forward to getting some ideas for packing lunch in this theme. I also pack lot of quick rice dishes and so far they have been alright with it. Your rice looks perfect and I would be excited to take it for lunch.

Gayathri Kumar said...

That looks so inviting. Even I am in search of this type of recipes..

Sapana Behl said...

That is one perfect rice dish and a wonderful recipe for lunch boxes too.

Harini-Jaya R said...

It is very tough for my kids to take rice to school. Unless it is a paneer gravy or chana masala, they refuse to take it for lunch. But this is such an easy one for the morning rush hour.

Pavani N said...

I love making these quick and easy rice dishes. Perfect for any meal of the day.

vimalalakshmi said...

simple and yummy rice dish......

Nisha Sundar said...

Packing lunch is one of the hectic jobs we ever have! Having life saver dishes like these eases out our work. Perfect rice dish!

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