How to make Brown Fried Rice -

Water chestnuts add a delicious crunch to this healthy brown rice preparation.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Cooked Brown Rice, Canned Water Chestnuts

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Rice

Brown Fried  Rice

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Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Brown Fried Rice Recipe

  • Cooked Brown Rice 3 cups

  • Canned Water Chestnuts 8

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Chopped garlic 2 tablespoons

  • Chopped onions 1 cup

  • Spring onion greens 2 stalks

  • Green peas 1/4 cup

  • Soy sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Bean sprouts 1 cup

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Slice water chestnuts.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick wok, add garlic and saute on high heat till slightly burnt.

Step 3

Add onions and continue to saute for ½ minute. Add water chestnuts and mix.

Step 4

Chop spring onion greens diagonally.

Step 5

Add green peas to the wok. Add soy sauce and mix well.

Step 6

Add brown rice and mix well. Sprinkle a little water and mix. Add bean sprouts and salt and mix well gently.

Step 7

Add spring onion greens and mix lightly. Serve hot.

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