November 11, 2008

Sweet Corn Fried Rice

Fried Rice is one of those lovely comforting foods that everyone in the world seems to like. And, it is also one of the best ways to use up leftover rice & vegetables. In a rice loving family like ours, this is an all time favourite.

Fried Rice is typically cooked on high flame and requires vigorous stirring. The trick is to chop the vegetables really small so that the insides are cooked & the vegetables retain a nice crunch.

The most important point to remember is to cool the rice completely before stir frying it. Steaming the rice & stir frying it immediately makes the rice very sticky. This is why leftover does wonders in this case.

I had a huge pack of unused sweet corn lying in the freezer for months. I thought the best way to use it up is to make a simple fried rice out of sweet corn & a few left over vegetables available in the pantry.

There is no hard & fast rule as to what should typically go into fried rice. I made this on a whim & it turned out just lovely.

Here's how I made it,

Preparation Time: 30 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 cup long grained rice - cooked. Leftovers will work wonders
  • 2 onions - sliced into long strips
  • 1/2 cup - American sweet corn - fresh/frozen
  • 1/2 cup - Green peas - fresh/frozen
  • 1 carrot - sliced into long strips
  • 3 green chillies - slit length wise
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tbsp oil

Method:

  • If not using leftover rice, clean rice in several changes of water & let it soak for 15 mnutes. Drain out excess water & pressure cook rice with 1 1/4 cups of water. When rice it cooked, spread it evenly on a plate & let it cool completely
  • Meanwhile, Heat oil in a wok, add ginger-garlic paste & green chilles
  • Add sliced onions & a pinch of turmeric. Saute until onions turn transparent. Add chopped carrots & stir fry till carrots are tender.
  • Throw in sweet corn & green peas & saute for a couple of minutes
  • Add rice, vinegar & soy sauce. Now add salt as per taste
  • Mix well
Serve HOT with tomato sauce or any other sauce of your choice.
We had ours with some hot garlic sauce. It was one complete meal by itself. Enjoi !!!

54 comments:

Shankar said...

Fried rice look yummy, looking for receipe on Veg balls in hot garlic sauce, made for each other...

Yasmeen said...

Colorful Veggie fried is a yummy fulfilling meal:)

Sunshinemom said...

I am a fan of any mixed rice and this one rocks!

raaji said...

love to try this deesha....i love sweet corn a lot....

Cham said...

Very attractive rice dish :)

Laavanya said...

Oh that looks so colorful and perfect.

Curry Leaf said...

I love sweet corn a lot,will defly try.Lovely

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

i also love corn.. will try it next time.

Smitha said...

Yummy!! fried is an absolute comfort food!!

anudivya said...

Hey, nice recipe... have been seeing a lot of corn recipes lately, maybe it is calling out to me...

LG said...

slurrp! it is looking too good! I love fried rice too..

jayasree said...

Rice looks yummy. I am sure it must have tasted gr8 with sweet corn and crisp veggies in it.

Vij said...

Fried rice looks yummy! here is my version http://spicesnaroma.blogspot.com/search/label/Chinese%20Recipes

Sia said...

love the new fresh blog look and also the sweet corn rice....

rekhas kitchen said...

wow colourfull andcomfort food

Sharmila said...

This is a fav ... and I too dunk in a lot of stuff whenever I make fried rice. And I love garlic sauce too. This one looks so good! :-)

Jaishree said...

Fried rice look yummy... so colorful and perfect.will try this deesha...

sowmya said...

wowo.that looks so yummy..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow adding sweet corn is nice idea. Looks yummy.

Madhavi said...

oh this looks just delicious, m gonna make today!!!Greatttt entry!!!

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Suma Rajesh said...

wht a comfort meal..looks great

Usha said...

Fried rice looks colorful and delicious :-)

Ramya Bala said...

Super yummy deepthi...

Divya Vikram said...

Nice idea of adding corn to fried rice..colorful with the veggies..

Cynthia said...

All you had to say was fried rice and I was hooked :)

Bhawana said...

wow Deesha, rice looks soooooo mouthwatering dear.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Wow, fried rice with sweet corn, it should definitely be very tasty as it looks :)

Andhra Flavors said...

it should be tasty. it looks tempting.

Uma said...

delicious rice. I love corn.

Sara said...

I haven't made fried rice in a long time, that has got to change soon! Yours looks great.

Sireesha said...

Looks delicious and Fullfilling meal

TS said...

wow..I love the look of that rice!

trupti

n33ma said...

Looks delicious.So true that leftover rice does wonders,when I dont have leftover rice,I make rice in the morning and put it in the fridge -uncovered till I need it.

Viki Xavier. said...

Love this fried rice. yummy dish.

G.Pavani said...

looks colurful n healthy dish

YOSEE said...

Lovely recipe. clever and tasty way for using leftover rice !

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mmmmchhh I just like fried rice, looks colorful.

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Purva Desai said...

Nice way of using leftovers.....
It looks delicious and drooling

Priya said...

Love to try them soon...tempting delish..

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lovely corn rice. A surprise is waiting for you in my blog.

Indranee said...

Delicious fried rice to spice up any weekend!

Yasmeen said...

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RAKS KITCHEN said...

This is really tempting,sure I am going to try this one:)

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Illatharasi said...

I too love it... its been long time since I made it.... yours look too yummy:) cant't wait to have it ;)

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Archy said...

Hmm.. fried rice with corn.. wonderfull !! looks yummy!!

Red Chillies said...

I agree, fried rice is a all time favorite and adding corn seems like a cool idea!

Jaya said...

lovely looking fried rice.I love the color even...WOW!
hugs and smiles

Roopa said...

Corn is one of favorite veggies:) Its so versatile like potato :) this pulao is looks awesome deesha:)

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