February 6, 2012

Tangy Lime Fried Rice

This is a quick and easy way to transform left over rice into a tangy fried rice.

What you need: Serves 2 to 3
2 cups cooked rice/leftover rice
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup carrots cut into thin strips
1/2 cup colored peppers cut into strips
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup red onions cut into thin strips
1/4 tsp fresh ginger cut into thin strips
1/4 tsp hot green chilies finely chopped
1 Tbsp oil
Juice of 1 lime
Salt to taste


Heat a skillet on medium high. Pour the oil, when it begins to smoke, add in the cumin seeds, followed by the ginger and green chillies.

Turn the heat to medium. Add in the chopped carrots, and peas. 

Saute for a few minutes until they are crunchy. Add in the red onions and peppers now. Saute for a few more minutes. 

Don't let the onions soften. Add in the lime juice, turmeric and salt. Give it a quick stir and toss in the cooked rice. 

Mix the rice and vegetables until the mixture is well incorporated. Serve warm as breakfast or lunch. Enjoy!