Monday, 5 January 2015

Anuchef: Vegetable fried rice

My dear bloghearts, did you miss me? I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a good New Year celebration. I did! Thank God for Jesus, love, family and the hubby's friends. On Christmas I went to church, visited family, cooked, visited family again. It was such a good celebration. Christmas is my favourite time of the year. The only thing I don't like about it is that one gets bloated from having so much to eat and drink. So I got compliments from my vegetable fried rice and thought to share the recipe with you even though you know how to make it already. I made a Chinese meal too, will post the recipe soon *winks*

Ingredients
Rice
Vegetable oil
Carrots
Red pepper
Green pepper
Yellow pepper
Liver
Onions
Curry
Thyme
Green peas
Sweet corn
Seasoning cubes
Salt
Chicken stock (optional)
Water

Previous day preps
Clean and season your chicken and put back in the refrigerator so it can absorb the seasoning.
Boil your chicken. If you want to stew it, you can fry and stew the following day.
Refrigerate the stock so you can easily remove the fat that would float.
Boil the liver with salt. I parboil mine and chop when it is cooked.
You can also clean and chop your carrots and peppers. I leave out the onions because I don't like my fridge smelling of onions. Canned/mixed veggies do not taste half as good as fresh vegetables.

Recipe

  • Wash and parboil your rice. Make sure it is 3/4 cooked.
  • Clean and chop onions.
  • In a bigger pot, fry your peppers, carrots, onions and liver with little oil. Hello, this is not chips, we're not deep frying, we don't want oily rice.
  • I add curry and thyme here. It gets it's green colour from the curry but you don't want a yucky green colour.
  • Stir in the rice in bits so you can manage the mixing. I also add the seasoning cubes at intervals.
  • If you're using stock, you should be mindful of how much salt you put in the rice. It could be salty.
  • Add water/stock, just enough to steam the rice.
  • Add your sweet corn and green peas when the rice is almost done as they are soft already. Although I added them earlier if what I'm making is much so I don't have to stir again later on.
  • Leave to steam on low heat.
  • Serve with salad/coleslaw, moinmoin or plantain.


P.S. You can make your rice in a day. Only that it keeps you in the kitchen for a long time at a stretch and your meal may not be ready on time.

Thanks for reading, do say hello. Have a prosperous 2015, Anuoluwapo.






9 comments:

Riike said...

Oshey! Olobe lo l'oko!!

Ire said...

I need to move to your house.lol

Eniwealth said...

When somebody have not had breakfast ehn! #kontinhu!
And you dinor bring some to the hang out on Sunday? #notfair!
iWANT!!!!

Erniesha Tibs said...

Hiya mami...Nice blog and lovely photos....

Tibs Tells Tales

Anonymous said...

Love it!

Anuoluwapo said...

:D Don't mind me

Anuoluwapo said...

You're welcome

Anuoluwapo said...

Thank you. Thanks for visiting, please stay

Anuoluwapo said...

Thanks