Easy Mushroom Garlic Fried Rice Recipe

 

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Easy Mushroom Garlic Fried Rice Recipe

Indo-Chinese Cuisine

For starters, let me tell you that I am a die-hard fan of Indo-Chinese food. I  relish the  Easy Mushroom Garlic Fried Rice I have whipped up for my lunch today. When you ask an Indian about their favourite food they would say Punjabi, Bengali, Kashmiri or South Indian. But I would say it is Chindian or Indo Chinese which has become a national favourite.

We Indians love to fry everything and we even fry the steamed recipes from across the border, make it greasy and spice it up with red chilli powder, green chillies and yes garam masala too. We have taken the adage,’Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai” rather literally I guess and adapted Chinese cuisine into our traditional Indian one.

Chinese History in India

Some dishes are not even there on the Chinese cuisine; Fried Rice with Manchurian, Chilli Chicken, Chowmein. Desi Chinese is not a product of this century but goes back a couple of centuries when some Chinese from the Hakka region settled in Kolkata. This “Chinese” spread all over north, south, east and west. We now have Chinese Bhel or Chinese fried Idli.

Indian Chinese is the Indian version of Chinese cooking procedures and a few seasonings with a distinctively Indian tadka. Our palate is used to more spice and most people eat vegetarian and we need our desi touch in everything to eat. Interestingly, Chinese food is the most prevalent foreign cuisine in India and pipped Italian or Thai to the post.

The difference between authentic Chinese and our fusion version of Chinese is remarkable. Chindian recipes are nowhere close to authentic Chinese recipes. Here in South  India, Chinese fried rice is served with onion raita!

Mushroom is high on my list of favourites and if you are looking for more mushroom recipes then check out my  Chinese Garlic Mushrooms, Chilli Mushroom Gravy, Kale Mushroom quicheMushroom Mint Rice, Mushroom Quiche, Mushroom Frankie, Stuffed Mushroom Bombs, Mushroom Baby Corn Stir-fry,  Mushroom Carrot NoddlesMutter Mushroom Curry, .Baby Corn Mushroom, Hakka Noodles, And finally the Shahi Mushroom and Baby corn Biryani that I posted a few days ago.

Easy Mushroom Garlic Fried Rice
Easy Mushroom Garlic Fried Rice
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I love the Easy Mushroom Garlic Fried Rice I have whipped up for my lunch today. When you ask an Indian about their favourite food they would say Punjabi, Bengali, Kashmiri or South Indian but I would say it is Chindian or Indo Chinese which has become a national favourite. We Indians love to fry everything and we even fry the steamed recipes from across the border, make it greasy and spice it up with red chilli powder, green chillies and yes garam masala too. We have taken the adage,’Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai” rather literally I guess and adapted Chinese cuisine into our traditional Indian one. Some dishes are not even there on the Chinese cuisine; Fried Rice with Manchurian, Chilli Chicken, Chowmein. Desi Chinese is not a product of this century but goes back a couple of centuries when some Chinese from the Hakka region settled in Kolkata. This “Chinese” spread all over north, south, east and west. We now have Chinese Bhel or Chinese fried Idli. Indian Chinese is the Indian version of Chinese cooking procedures and a few seasonings with a distinctively Indian tadka. Our palate is used to more spice and most people eat vegetarian and we need our desi touch in everything to eat. Interestingly, Chinese food is the most prevalent foreign cuisine in India and pipped Italian or Thai to the post. The difference between authentic Chinese and our fusion version of Chinese is remarkable and Chindian recipes are nowhere close to authentic Chinese recipes. Here in the south Chinese fried rice is served with onion raita!
Servings Prep Time
4 persons 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 persons 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Easy Mushroom Garlic Fried Rice
Easy Mushroom Garlic Fried Rice
Print Recipe
I love the Easy Mushroom Garlic Fried Rice I have whipped up for my lunch today. When you ask an Indian about their favourite food they would say Punjabi, Bengali, Kashmiri or South Indian but I would say it is Chindian or Indo Chinese which has become a national favourite. We Indians love to fry everything and we even fry the steamed recipes from across the border, make it greasy and spice it up with red chilli powder, green chillies and yes garam masala too. We have taken the adage,’Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai” rather literally I guess and adapted Chinese cuisine into our traditional Indian one. Some dishes are not even there on the Chinese cuisine; Fried Rice with Manchurian, Chilli Chicken, Chowmein. Desi Chinese is not a product of this century but goes back a couple of centuries when some Chinese from the Hakka region settled in Kolkata. This “Chinese” spread all over north, south, east and west. We now have Chinese Bhel or Chinese fried Idli. Indian Chinese is the Indian version of Chinese cooking procedures and a few seasonings with a distinctively Indian tadka. Our palate is used to more spice and most people eat vegetarian and we need our desi touch in everything to eat. Interestingly, Chinese food is the most prevalent foreign cuisine in India and pipped Italian or Thai to the post. The difference between authentic Chinese and our fusion version of Chinese is remarkable and Chindian recipes are nowhere close to authentic Chinese recipes. Here in the south Chinese fried rice is served with onion raita!
Servings Prep Time
4 persons 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 persons 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Instructions
  1. First of all, soak the rice for 15 minutes. Boil water and add the rice to it. Once the rice is 80% done, strain it and cool.
    Easy Mushroom Garlic Fried Rice
  2. Heat a pan or wok and once heated add the oil and fry the garlic till you get the aroma.
    Easy Mushroom Garlic Fried Rice
  3. Then toss in the spring onion whites or normal onion and sauté till translucent.
    Easy Mushroom Garlic Fried Rice
  4. Add the peppers and sauté for a couple of minutes and then add all the mushrooms and stir-fry.
    Easy Mushroom Garlic Fried Rice Recipe
  5. Add the chopped cabbage now so that it is nice and crunchy. When the mushroom and peppers are de cante add the sauces, vinegar, salt and sauté well.
    Easy Mushroom Garlic Fried Rice Recipe 5
  6. Finally, add the rice and mix gently.
    Easy Mushroom Garlic Fried Rice 6
  7. Add the pepper now. Transfer to a serving dish then add the spring onion greens.
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  8. Serve this Easy Mushroom Garlic Fried Rice hot with or without a gravy.
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Recipe Notes

When you boil rice see to it that they do not get soft.

Keep the rice and the veggies with a little bite in them.

A soggy fried rice is just not good to eat.

Harjeet Kaur
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11 Comments
  • Ramya DRozario
    Posted at 09:53h, 10 September Reply

    I love that you’ve given pictures for every step. Makes this so easy for people like me who are not quite handy in the kitchen.

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    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 14:17h, 10 September Reply

      Thanks, Ramya…Thanks for stopping by and the appreciation. Most people who search for recipes are novices and its good to give them step by step method, isn’t it? 🙂

  • Abhijit
    Posted at 06:00h, 11 September Reply

    Nice pictures, very colourful. Yes we all like and love to eat Chinese. But does a Chinese person from mainland China enjoy Chinese food created by an Indian? My personal experience suggest that Chinese like to eat a lot of meat, mostly boiled and they add some seasoning to make the food tasty. Japanese also do the same. They cannot digest, at least not initially, our spicy dishes. May be if we make them a convert to our Chinese cooking, China will not ask for Arunachal and give up Aksai Chin.

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 13:29h, 11 September Reply

      Thank you for the appreciation Abhijit. Chinese from the mainland would never have heard of fried rice 🙂

  • Bikramjit
    Posted at 10:45h, 11 September Reply

    Love the recipe, definitely have to try

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 13:24h, 11 September Reply

      Thank you Bikramjit. It is very simple, you must try 🙂

  • Puspanjalee Das
    Posted at 17:18h, 11 September Reply

    Harjeet, the mushroom fried rice is looking so yummy! Going to try it soon

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 04:42h, 12 September Reply

      Thanks a ton Puspanjalee 🙂 My recipes are very easy. Do try it 🙂

  • Dr.Amrita Basu
    Posted at 17:57h, 13 September Reply

    What a delicious recipe.Big fan of mushrooms and all.things Chinese food!

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 13:56h, 14 September Reply

      Thanks, Dr. Amrita. I love desi Chinese too.
      Can we talk when you are free, please?

  • Leha Divakar
    Posted at 17:29h, 27 September Reply

    It looks so delicious. I am a big fan of Indo Chinese food as well.
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