Packed with veggies and cheese, this Italian style veggie fried rice is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.
Being a South Indian rice is our grain of choice. So, I make rice based dishes very frequently and thankfully even the family loves them. After Indianizing an Italian dish yesterday, I thought why not make an Italianized Indian dish. I landed on this YouTube video on Sasmita’s Kitchan and made this Italian style veggie fried rice.This recipe checks off a lot of my requirements – it’s a one-pot meal. If you have leftover rice on hand, this dish takes less than 20 minutes to make. It is packed with protein and veggies. It is cheesy and delicious. My super picky 11 year old came back for seconds and didn’t really mind the veggies – that’s a win-win in my dictionary.So the idea here is to make fried rice Italian style. Dried Italian herbs, lots of garlic and crushed peppers gives the necessary Italian flavor to the rice. I added TVP (soy granules) to add protein to the dish. But chickpeas, crumbled tofu or paneer, edamame would be great vegetarian protein options as well.Veggies too can be customized to your family’s liking. It takes less than 30 minutes to put together if you have leftover rice. Great for a quick meal or to pack for lunch box.
Here are some of my favorite Fried rice recipes on the blog:
- Paneer Fried Rice
- Vegan Bibimbap Fried Rice
- Thai Pineapple Fried Rice
- Schezwan Fried Rice
- Shanghai Fried rice Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 97.