February 09, 2011

Egg Fried Rice

I am excited to be one of 25 bloggers joining Srivalli @ Spicing your Life for a 7 Day Blogging Marathon. I'm probably the last one posting on the First day. It has been a busy day and we got back home later than usual and when I sat down to download the pictures from the camera, there seems to be some technical problem. Well anyway I didn't want to miss out on the marathon and I'm trying to catch my fellow marathoners. May be by the weekend I'll be on track.
Egg Fried Rice
So for the event, Valli asked us to choose from several themes and my theme for the next week would be "Kid-Friendly" recipes. I'll try to make the recipes interesting for adults too, so you will come back to visit again tomorrow. :-)

To kick off, I made this quick and easy egg fried rice using a combination of brown and white rice. My son is in a stage where his dislikes are growing exponentially. One day he doesn't like any green stuff like cilantro, broccoli, spinach etc and another day he doesn't like any red stuff carrots, red peppers etc. So it is a constant challenge to come up with something that he would eat willingly and without complaint. He loves eggs and would eat egg rice or omelet without much fuss. So I try to add some veggies, rather inconspicuously, so he sees the fried egg more than the veggies. I pack it up for his lunch and I'm told he eats the whole box without a problem. Having cold cooked rice on hand makes cooking this dish a breeze.

Ingredients:
Brown Rice/ White Rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1 small, finely chopped
Carrot - 1 small, finely chopped
Green chili - 1, slit
Ginger + Garlic paste - ½tsp
Green pepper or red pepper - 1 small, finely diced
Peas - ¼cup
Eggs - 2, lightly whisked
Red chili powder - ¼tsp
Soy sauce - 1tsp
Salt - to taste

Method:
  • Heat 2tsp oil in a pan; add onions and green chili. Sauté till the onions turn translucent, add carrots and other veggies.
  • Cover and cook until the veggies are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add chili powder, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Add eggs and cook until they are set or done to your liking. If using cold rice, microwave for just a minute to heat it up.
  • Finally add rice to the egg mixture, mix well and cook for another 2 minutes. Serve hot.
Egg Fried RiceDon't forget to check out what the other Marathoners are cooking up in their kitchens.
Azeema, Bhagi , Champa , Sowmya , Gayathri Anand, Gayathri Kumar, Harini , Jay, Minu , Meena , Padma , PJ, Priya Mahadevan , PriyaSuresh, PriyaVaasu, Rujuta , Saraswathi , Santosh, Savitha, Shanavi, Smitha, Srivalli , Suma, Usha, Veena.

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20 comments:

  1. Good to have you joining us Pavani..will wait for the lovely pictures to be up..I am sure my daughter will love this too..

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  2. yummy treat for stomach, but missing the visual one..

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  3. we will wait for the picture!...the recipe sound delicious!...

    Smitha
    http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com

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  4. I like the term....dislikes are growing exponentially. My daughter seems to be in the same stage :-)

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  5. quick and easy rice for kids.loving it

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  6. To please Kids is a huge task and I guess this is universal...waiting for pic!

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  7. Egg fried rice is surely kids and adult friendly! Hope u fix the problem and see pict in other posts...

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  8. Welcome to the marathon Pavani :).Nice theme too...

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  9. Pavani,
    Lovely rice recipe...lovely combination of brown and white rice with eggs
    Best Wishes
    Rujuta
    http://theworldaccordingtorujuta.blogspot.com/

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  10. No problem for the picture, i know u always comes up with beautiful clicks, egg fried rice are always welcome among my kids,love it that much..glad to run blogging marathon along with u..

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  11. Must do in my list.
    Lovely.

    http://chettinadthruminu.blogspot.com/

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  12. Lovely recipe Pavani..and one of my hot faves!Waiting for the visual treat:)

    Cheers!
    Wit,wok&wisdom

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  13. Egg fried rice with brown rice is surely a healthy option nice recipe Pavani.

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  14. Don't eat eggs except in cakes and bakes stuff altho now there are so many eggless recipes and options - But I am sure this must taste great :)

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  15. If this is the start of your kid-friendly recipes, then I am coming by every single day Pavani:) Brown rice works soo well in a fried rice, remind me that I need to start using that bag of brown rice I have.

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  16. Missing the pics dear..sure, it's a good recipe

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  17. Great dish!!I loved looking at all your wonderful recipes on your blog.

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  18. I just came across your site while searching for a recipe for fried rice online. I'm so pleased that I did! I'm always looking for healthy vegetarian recipes to add to my repertoire. Yours look great. I look forward to following them!

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