When it comes to cooking, I make every conscious effort to cook my dish that looks and tastes a notch higher than I’d cooked it earlier. My exotic mushroom fried rice is kind of an ode to its otherwise simpler version. Topped with scallions, french beans and peanuts, there’s a lot of crunch happening here.
It’s a disastrously awesome, generously comforting, one big happy dish that not just looks, but tastes a million bucks.
Doesn’t that look exotic!!! 🙂
Preparation time: 20 minutes (I’m a slug when it comes to chopping 😛 )
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
2 cups long grain / jasmine rice. Cook and keep aside.
1 packet mushrooms (about 200 grams)
2 eggs, scrambled
Half a bunch of spring onions or scallions, finely chopped
4-5 tbsps garlic, finely chopped (I love a lot of it)
1 red chili, finely chopped
1 cup chopped french beans
1 tsp aginomoto (optional)
2 tbsps fish sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
3 tbsps soy sauce
Oil for frying
Salt as per taste
1. Heat oil in a pan, add garlic and fry till it’s aromatic.
2. Add mushrooms, aginomoto, salt and the sauces. Stir and cook till the mushrooms are soft but not overcooked.
3. In a seperate pan, scramble eggs.
4. Time to build – tumble in the cooked rice, chili, beans, spring onions and scrambled eggs. Toss /stir in a way everything comes together without hurting the rice.
5. Give it a taste test. Add more salt if needed.
6. Garnish with chopped scallions and red chili.
7. Sprinkle roasted peanuts for that extra nuttiness and crunch.
P.S.: Replace the mushrooms with prawns or chicken. Or just add either or both them as toppings and it’ll taste equally great.
Vegetarians – ditch the eggs, fish and oyster sauce.
If this doesn’t make you happy, you, my friend are miserable 🙂