Com Sot Ca Chua - Vietnamese Red Rice

>> Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bored with the usual fried rice.. Then here comes the red fried rice with a mild tomato flavor added to the usual fried rice. It is said that this rice tastes better with leftover refrigerated rice. Here I am presenting the recipe for vegetarian red fried rice. To the same recipe we can add in any non vegetaran flavors of our choice, like egg, chicken, shrimp or even crab.

Things needed
Rice - 1 Cup
Mixed vegetables( Beans, Cabbage, Carrot, Peas,Capsicum) - 1 Cup (Finely chopped)
Tomato paste - 2 TbspSoy sauce - 2 tsp
Black pepper powder - 2 tbsp

Garlic - 1 Tbsp ( Finely chopped)Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Spring onions - 1/4 Cup (Chopped)

First cook rice by adding salt and 1tsp of oil to the boiling water. Adding oil will prevent rice from sticking to each other. While cooking the rice make sure that its not cooked completely. Just cook it to 80%, since rice texture should be crunchier for fried rice and not soft. Transfer the cooked rice to a large plate and let it cool.

Now heat 1/2 tbsp of oil in a pan, add the vegetables to it. Fry the veggies on high flame by adding salt, pepper,1 tsp of soy sauce and tomato paste. Frying should be done on very high flame, so as to get the light smoky flavor like fast food fried rice. Cook the vegetables, still maintaining their crunchiness and color. Transfer the vegetables to a plate.

Now heat the remaining oil in a pan, add garlic, cooked rice to it. Fry the rice on high flame by adding 1tsp of soy sauce, pepper. Then add the cooked vegetables and fry the mixture for 2 minutes. Add chopped spring onions and turn off the heat.
Yummy red rice is ready to be served. This goes to AWED-Vietnam event by DK guest hosted by Priya


Unknown December 22, 2010 at 4:42 PM  

Wow Sangi, that looks superb !!!

Puja December 22, 2010 at 5:11 PM  

whoa, what a great looking rice dish.

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Swathi December 22, 2010 at 6:39 PM  

Delicious looking rice. Awesome

Priya Suresh December 23, 2010 at 2:01 AM  

Sangi, vietnamese rice looks super delicious and inviting..

Akila December 23, 2010 at 7:42 AM  

wow superb rice.... love it..

Subhie Arun December 23, 2010 at 1:08 PM  

wow...thats looks fantastic....

v inviting....

Uma December 24, 2010 at 12:01 PM  

inviting bowl of rice!

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