Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Cabbage Fried Rice
Here in Belgium, or atleast in the small town where Iam residing now its very difficult to find Cabbage in stores. Last week to my surprise I could find that our grocery store has stocked up on some cabbages, but the problem was it was really really huge.After convincing my husband that I would use them up without wasting I brought home a cabbage weighing 3 kg.
So for the next few days our menu went on like this cabbage kootu, cabbage poriyal, cabbage sambhar, and some cabbage paratha's too. Finally I had a last chunk which was also the last item in my fridge waiting to be turned into something interesting.
I shredded up all of the remaining cabbage and made some fried rice which turned out very flavourful and yummy.
Iam sending this over to mixed rice varieties event hosted by EC of SimpleIndianFood
Here is the recipe
2 cups cooked and cooled rice
3 cups of shredded cabbage(its better to shred the cabbage using a mandolin or a potato slicer, that way you will get thin strips)
1/2 green capsicum sliced into thin strips
1 medium onion sliced thin
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp chopped ginger
1 green chilli finely chopped
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp soy sauce
some chopped up spring onions.
1 egg (optional)
Add 2 tbsp oil in a non stick pan.
Add the chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies, onions , white part of the spring onions, capsicum and fry well.
Now add the shredded cabbage and fry till it shrinks.
Add the soy sauce , chili powder salt and mix well.
Stir for few minutes until the raw smell disappears.
Add the rice and mix well.Check for salt.
Garnish with green parts of the spring onions.
Note: If you want to add an egg, make a well in the center, add a few tsp of oil , add the egg allow it to set , then scramble and mix well with the fried rice.