It is a lovely Sunday morning. Enjoying a steaming coffee with the Sunday papers and a rare soft breeze for company is like a blessing after two months of fire spitting scorches of the sun; I am watching from my balcony, the ever changing spatial vista of the sunbeams peeping from the clouds over the profiles of the high rise buildings on the far end.
Today being one of those rare Sundays when the morning is not brimming with activities to send the kids to, or with a ‘to do’ list of weekend chores; no event invites, no visitors expected and no weekend ‘work from home’!!
I want to slow down just one day, enjoy my coffee, go for a lazy morning stroll, relish my scrambled eggs with toast, take a relaxed hot shower, cook and enjoy a simple yet special lunch and finally settle down for the afternoon in front of the idiot box to enjoy some of my all-time favourite flicks.
Sure sounds like a dream, right? Believe me, days like these come once in zillion years… no jokes!!!! And boy! Did I make the most of this awesome once a life time opportunity?!!
And to make this day extra special, I just served one of my favourite quick fix meals. A fast track Egg Fried Rice! One that is a treat for all those who love “Indian” Chinese food; that gets ready in 20 minutes and I love it more n more each time!
To get going, you would need…………
2 cups long grain rice
2-3 tbsp Olive Oil
Salt to taste
½ tsp Pepper
1 tsp garlic finely chopped
1 small onion finely chopped
1/2 tsp green chilli paste
2 cups finely chopped veggies (spring onion, carrot, capsicum, baby corn)
1 tbsp Soya Sauce
1 tbsp Chilly Vinegar
Cook the rice in 2.5-3 cups of water and 2 tsp of Olive oil. Keep a watch so that the rice is not over cooked or the grains do not stick together.
Beat the eggs well with salt and pepper. Make a fluffy omelette on olive oil, let it cool and then cut it into 1 inch strips.
Heat the remaining olive oil; add garlic, onion and chilli paste and sauté well till onion is tender. Add the veggies and stir fry for 3-4 minutes. Add the rice and salt and stir fry for another 3 minutes. Add the omelette squares, soya sauce and vinegar, stir and mix well for about 1-2 minutes.
Your Egg fried rice is ready.
Get ready to see it getting savoured and devoured and polished off!
I have made this on several occasions, never goes wrong. Can be served by itself or sometimes I team it up with some yummy Manchurian gravy. It tastes great either way!!
Will share with you guys, my version of some lip-smacking Manchurian gravy in the coming days!
Meanwhile, wish you a relaxed Sunday, happy cooking and Yummy Expressions!!