Fried rice using brown rice is not only a healthier option as compared to white rice, but turns out to be very delicious with the nutty flavor and chewy consistency/texture of the brown rice!
Green Beans – 1 cup (chopped)
Carrots – 1/2 cup ( chopped)
Onion – 3/4 cup ( chopped)
Green Bell pepper – 1/2 cup (chopped)
Tofu – Cut into medium sized cubes (as in pic below, about 20 cubes)
Tomatoes – 2 medium sized (diced)
Green onion – 1/2 cup ( chopped)
Garlic – 1 tsp (grated)
Brown Rice – 2 cups
water – 3 and 1/2 cups
Red chilli Powder: 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala – 1/4 tsp
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Salt as required
Oil – 1 tbsp
Method Of Preparation:
In a pan, take some oil and heat. After the oil gets heated, add 1/2 tsp garlic and turmeric and saute the tofu for about 10 mins on each side. Add redchilli powder and garam masala. Good to make it about 1 hour before starting to make the fried rice.
In a utensil, boil 3 and 1/2 cups water. After it starts boiling, add brown rice and allow it to come to a boil and cook it low heat for about 15 mins to get nice and fluffy cooked brown rice. For best results, let it cool for about 1 hour before making the fried rice.
Once the tofu and brown rice are ready, take a pan, heat oil and then add onion, 1/2 tsp garlic , tomatoes and all the remaining veges and saute for about 3 to 4 mins. Then add the brown rice, tofu, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt and heat the entire mixture for about 2 to 3 mins. Serve hot! Enjoy!
Author: Lakshmi BhagawanDas
Lakshmi Bhagawan Das lives in Bangalore. She is very passionate about cooking. She loves to keep experimenting with different ingredients, flavors and cuisines. She believes that you can come up with a great recipe even with 4 or 5 ingredients, as long as you use them in the right quantity and at the right time while you are cooking the dish!