Friday, June 12, 2009

Veggie Fruit fried rice

Fruits and vegetable contain essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that may help protect you from chronic diseases. They are the natural source of energy and give the body many nutrients you need to keep going.
Fruits and veggies come in terrific colors and flavors, but their real beauty lies in what's inside. Eating in different colors give your body a wide range of valuable nutrients. 
I made this colorful recipe for today's lunch. The fresh fruits gives you additional taste for the recipe.

Basmati rice - 1 cup 
Cloves -1 
Butter - 1 tsp 
Cinnamon - 1 inch 
Bay leaves - 1 
Ginger-garlic paste - 1/4 tsp
Mix-veggie - 1/2 cup ( I used frozen peas, corn, carrot and beans)
Red capsicum - 1
Onion - 1 medium 
Green chillies - 3 
Raisins - 10-15
Coriander leaves  for garnishing
Black and green grapes - 1/2 cup (seedless)
Extra virgin olive oil - 1 tablespoon 

Wash and soak the basmati rice in warm water for 20 min. Then cook the rice. Spread the rice in plate with use of fork and drizzle 2 tsp of olive oil. 
Heat oil in a non-stick pan add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, capsicum fry till it becomes crunchy.
Then add  green chillies,  ginger-garlic paste and onion and fry it till pinkish brown. 
Now add the cooked vegetables and mix well and cook for 5 min. 
Simultaneously heat 1 tsp of butter in a small pan add raisins, grapes and fry it for 3 min. Keep aside.
Now add cooked rice, salt in the cooked vegetables and mix gently and cook for 5 min.
Finally garnish with coriander leaves, raisins and grapes and mix for 2 min. Switch off heat.
Serve hot with hot sauce or veggie stir fry.

This rice dish is participating in Nag's Ravishing Rice event, started by Meeta.

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