Monday, April 29, 2013

Broccoli Fried Rice

Serves 2
Basmathi Rice - 2 cups, cooked
Broccoli Florets - 1 cup, chopped
Spinach* - 10 Leaves
Shallots - 1/4 cup, chopped finely
Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped finely
Red Bell Pepper - 1/4 cup, chopped finely
Soy Sauce - 1 tbspn
Chili Sauce - 1 tbspn
Salt and Pepper - as per taste
Olive Oil - 2 tbspns

*Optional. Spinach is added for more richer and deeper green color.

Boil 2 cups of water and add the broccoli and spinach. Let it cook for 2 minutes. Now strain the broccoli and spinach. Puree it in the mixer with little water(use the cooked water for pureeing).
It yields approximately 1/2 cup. Keep the puree aside.
In a pan add a tbspn of oil. Add the cooked rice and saute for a couple of minutes. Keep it aside. In the same pan add another tbspn of oil and add the shallots. Saute till the shallots turn golden brown. Add garlic and red bell pepper and saute for 3 minutes. Now add the broccoli puree and saute for 2-3 minutes.
Now add the cooked rice, soy sauce, chili sauce, salt and pepper. Add more sauces if you want the rice to be more spicy. Mix it thoroughly.

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