This is a good recipe on a meatless day. It’s my own version of vegetarian fried rice with spices. With so many fresh spices around in Malaysia, it’s definitely an advantage in cooking a vegetarian meal. For example, the ginger bud and Kaffir lime leaves that I used in this fried rice could easily be found in the wet market. The spices are not only infused the rice with pleasant fragrance, but it also make the food more presentable. Anyone said vegetarian meal is bland? This will proof you wrong.
Vegetarian Fried Rice With Spices
1.3-1.5 cups of rice, cooked and leave it cooled
1 broccoli stem, cubed
1 carrot, peeled and cubed
12 French beans, chopped
8 cloves of shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
6 Kaffir lime leaves, cut into thin strips
1/2 of ginger bud, chopped
3tbsp of light soy sauce
1/2 tbsp of dark soy sauce (optional)
1/4 of ginger bud, chopped
1. Heat enough oil in a wok. Fry the shallots till golden yellow.
2. Add carrot and sauté for 2 minutes. Toss in the French bean and broccoli stem to sauté for another 1 minute.
3. Pour in the cooled rice and light soy sauce. Fry till the rice is evenly coated with soy sauce.
4. Add Kaffir lime leaves and ginger bud. Stir to mix well. Of the flame and dish out. Garnish with chopped ginger bud.