Fusion Rice - RM # 2

'Totally uninspiring'-that's what I would call my kitchen venture today.I was in no mood to cook but had to coz 1]I didn't want to be chucked out of RM with just a few days to cross the line and 2]I was hungry..

I dragged myself to the kitchen and opened the refrigerator.It was overflowing with veggies and fruits but nothing sparked.I randomly selected a few veggies and without any clue of what I wanted to prepare started chopping them.I had no idea of what veggies were going into the dish so clicked a shot so that it may come in handy in case the final product turned out to be fit enough to eat.

What did I want to cook?Chinese fried rice?Briyani?Pulao?Just plain fried rice?Mmmm,Lets see...

I used :

Cooked rice - 1 cup
Mixed veggies - a handful each,finely chopped
[Carrot,capsicum,beans,green peas,cauliflower,cabbage]
Tomato-1 finely chopped
Onion-1 chopped
Green chilli - 1 slit
Garlic-2 pods,chopped
Ginger-1 teaspoon,grated
Jeera-1 teaspoon
Ghee-1 tablespoon
Coriander leaves to garnish

This is what I did...

  1. Spread the cooked rice on a plate.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl,I put in carrots,peas,beans,cauliflower,cabbage and sprinkled enough water and cooked the veggies[covered] on medium power for 8 minutes.
  3. Heated 1 tablespoon ghee in a pan[used the stove top] and added jeera
  4. When it spluttered,added chopped onion,garlic and grated ginger,green chilli,sauteed till onion turned translucent.
  5. Then put in capsicum and sauteed for 2 minutes and put in the tomatoes.
  6. Simmered and cooked till the tomatoes turned soft.
  7. In went the cooked veggies,mixed well.
  8. My mind was still not set to what I was going to do..So I refused to put in the soya sauce that was on the kitchen counter.
  9. I felt the green chilli was not spicy enough for the amount of rice and veggies used so I added 1 tablespoon red chilli powder and mixed it to coat the veggies and sprinkled a little water and cooked for a minute.
  10. What's next?Put in the salt,rice and mixed with all the things in the pan and let the flavours blend..
Removed from fire ,transfered to a serving dish and garnished with coriander leaves.The result looked liked this....

Why did I call it fusion rice,u might ask..It has fusion in method of cooking-microwave and the stove top.It is a 'non mixture' of cuisines..Neither chinsese[no soya sauce],nor briyani[no masala paste added],neither pulao or fried rice..I was not sure if this had a name..How else do I called it!!!!
Coming back to my lunch time-I was hungry by then and took a little of my experiment and slowly tasted a spoonful..Mmmmmm..it was piping hot and tasted really good.There were more veggies when compared to the rice and the tomato was juicy and u can see that from the color of the rice.

I went to the kitchen took some more and had a second helping as well and kept a little bit for hubby dear.He tasted it bravely and then seemed to like it coz he asked ' Is that all u have left..?I wish u make this more often'!!Wow isn't that a compliment!!!

Sending it over to Srivalli's Rice mela

Also in the rice mela...

Rice Sevai
Lemon sevai
Aval Upma
Curd rice
Curd aval
Ridgegourd rice
Capsicum rice

Check out my team mates on RM # 2 day 26

DK 2) Siri 3) Srivalli 4) Ranji 5)PJ [That's me]6)Curry Leaf 7)Medha 8)Priya 9)Bhawna 10)Raaji 11)Ruchii
12)Anu 13)Kamala 14)Roopa 15)Divya Kudua 16)Rekha 17)Divya M 18)Lakshmi 19)Raaga 20)Lakshmi Venkatesh 21)Sripriya22)Viji 23)Kamalika24)Pavani25)Karuna26)Roochi

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