Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Okra Fried Rice

          Everybody loves okra (lady'sfinger or vendikkai) at home, at least in mine, add it to a sambar or make a curry, I have no complaints. But,I never thought that I could make a rice with it, okra being the slimy one. I had jotted down this recipe very long time back and totally forgot about it. When I pulled it out today, I noted that I didn't have a couple of ingredients needed for the dish, but that didn't hold me back. My mind was made up to make it, one way or the other, and so finally I ended up making my own version, it's a very simple and easy one, all those okra lovers out there should definitely give this a try..

Need To Have
  • Basmati Rice - 1 + 1/2 cup
  • Okra - 2 cups sliced
  • Scallions Or Spring Onions - 10 to 12 stalks
  • Garlic - 4 pods grated
  • Sambal Paste - 2 tablespoons
  • Soy Sauce - 5 tablespoons
  • Roasted Peanuts - 1/2 cup
  • Salt And Pepper - to taste
Saute the okra well
Add the spring onions and sambal paste
Add the rice and the peanuts

          Cook the rice with little salt and oil and cool it, the rice should not be mushy. Chop the scallions and keep the green and white part separately. Heat oil, add the garlic, saute for a few mins, add okra, saute well uncovered, till it is cooked but crunchy and crispy. Now add the sambal paste, soy sauce and the chopped  spring onions, saving some green part of it for garnish, saute some more time. Now add the cooked rice and peanuts, mix everything up, add salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm, garnished with the scallions, some more peanuts with some soy sauce on the side.

Sending it off to Let's Cook - Rice event at Radhika's Tickling Palates.

Can add some shallow fried tofu or even some scrambled eggs, will definitely make it more tastier. I didn't add because I served it with a tofu curry.
If you don't have the sambal paste, which is basically red chilliies ground coarsely, add some chilli flakes.

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  1. Interesting and innovative recipe...sounds so yummy..tempting clicks !!

  2. Fried Rice with okra is very new !! so inviting and yummy !!

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  3. Totally new. Interesting recipe have 2 try....

  4. When I was a kid, I used to love okra too...but now I don't eat it. But your fried rice looks so delicious that I may have to try eating okra again :)

  5. I don't like okra at all but this one is different, so will try it out for S :)

  6. I love okra in any form. Looks delicious.

  7. so innovative rice, never used okra in rice, looks delicious..

  8. Looks amazing! Never tried okra rice before but would love to now.

  9. very innovative rice using okra..looks yummy!

  10. very innovative recipe there...never imagined you can mix okra and rice for a pulao..

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  11. Very innovative and yummy rice...

  12. Its been a while i prepared rice with bhindis,fried rice looks seriously inviting.

  13. wow....really very innovative recipe. i am a real fan of okra......'adding to the rice is superb idea

  14. Luv the okra fried rice...colorful and tempting.

  15. This looks awesome..Yummy Recipe


  16. Very delicious n yummy rice,never tried okra rice!!

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  17. I never tried okra with rice. it seems interesting.
    I will try it sometime.
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  18. love okra too, lovely recipe and gr8 clicks

  19. oh yum! i love okra but never thought of putting it in fried rice.. love the roasted peanuts in there too, mustav given it a nice crunch