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Vegetable Fried Rice, Easy Fried Rice Recipe

Recipe for Vegetable fried rice. Easy Indian-Chinese restaurant style recipe. Made with basmati rice.

  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x


  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice
  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 10 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 inch piece ginger, finely minced
  • 2 cups finely chopped veggies (cabbage, carrot, beans)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper powder
  • 3 stalks spring onions / scallions, finely chopped


  1. Wash and soak the basmati rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain the water. Add 1.5 cups of water to every cup of rice used. Cook in a pressure cooker, medium flame – for exactly 2 whistles. Switch off the flame and allow it to rest for 15 minutes. Cool the rice on plates. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add in the finely minced garlic and finely minced ginger. Fry for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add a total of two cups of very finely chopped veggies. Add in the salt, pepper powder and the sugar. Fry briefly for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add in the rice and the scallions / spring onions. Saute for a couple of minutes more.
  5. Serve hot!


When doing fried rice for parties, add 2 tablespoon of butter in the end while adding rice and toss well to coat. Butter will make for a very velvety fried rice.

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Indo-Chinese