Paneer Fried Rice

I am very fond of fried rice and have always wanted to try the restaurant style fried rice at home and now it happened. I had tried the simplest version and there are some more variants. Something I learnt for the first time is, in restaurants they cook the rice previous day and refrigerate it to get that non-sticky crisp form. Though I made paneer fried rice, veg fried rice just a subset of paneer fried rice or in other words Veg fried rice + Grated paneer = Paneer fried rice J


1.       Pre-cooked basmati rice – 2 cups
2.       Carrot – ½ cup finely chopped
3.       Bush beans – ½ cup finely chopped
4.       Spring onion – 1 bunch (green and white part chopped separately)
5.       Grated paneer – ¾ cup
6.       Oil – 2 tbsp
7.       Vinegar – 1 tsp
8.       Pepper crushed – 1 tsp
9.       Salt to taste

Step 1: Heat oil in a wide pan and sauté white part of spring onion in that, add carrot and beans and sauté in high heat for a minute.
Step 2: Sprinkle salt, pepper and drizzle vinegar. Keep tossing.
Step 3: Add spring onion and paneer and toss well.
Step 4: Now add cooked rice with more salt as required and adjust vinegar and pepper. Toss in high heat until the rice gets heated up.
Step 5: Serve hot with gravies or sauce.


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