Indo-Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice

Fried rice is a popular dish in almost all cuisines, and different cuisine uses different combinations of vegetables and sauces. One the of the most popular fried rice is indo-chinese vegetable fried rice. I tried at home and it came out very well, so I thought to share the recipe with you all.
It is always said that old rice will work best for fried rice, thus fried rice is the best option for your leftover rice. 
When you keep the old rice in refrigerator the moisture will go out and the rice will become more dry, thus they will mix with vegetables without mashing. However, that doesn't mean that you can't make fried rice with freshly cooked rice. In this recipe I used freshly cooked rice to make this fried rice. If you cook your rice carefully, that if it is not mushy, then it will work best for fried rice. I will write a post soon to give some tips to make perfect rice for fried rice/pilaf :).

Coming into recipe, even though I used carrot, capsicum and green peas to make this you can use any of your favourite vegetables. Adding some protein (green peas) and vegetables make this fried rice more healthy. However I believe there should be a balance between the amount of rice and vegetables. if you add very high amount of vegetables, it may loose its taste.

Prep Time: 5 min     Cook Time: 10 min     Total Time: 15 min     Serves: 2


  • 2 cup cooked rice (I used samba rice, but you can use basmathi or any other variety)
  • 1/4 cup carrot chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped finely
  • 1/4  cup capsicum (bell pepper) chopped
  • 1/4 cup green peas (I used frozen peas)
  • 1 tablespoon oil - divided
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • salt and/or pepper to taste (if needed)


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan and stir-fry the chopped onion until it turn slightly brown. Keep it aside.
  2. Add remaining oil and saute the vegetables (carrot, capsicum and green peas) until they become tender.
  3. Reduce the flame to low; add the cooked rice to the pan; add soy sauce, cooked onion and salt; mix all well.
  4. Serve hot as a main dish with vegetable chop suey or any of your favourite side dish.


  1. Add salt and/or pepper if needed (normally, the salt in soy sauce is enough, so I didn't add extra salt).
  2. Feel free to add more vegetables of your choice. 

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