The Masala Rice

2 People
30 min

Use up the leftover rice or grains to make this quick spiced fried rice.

Ready in 30 Minutes! We don’t eat a lot of plain rice in my house but I always make a little bit every week just so we can make some quick fried rice as a last minute lunch option!

Use up the leftover rice or grains and the assorted vegetables in the fridge. I serve these with spiced turmeric raita. Raita is a kind of a dip made with yogurt which is salted and spiced with cumin.

Make this with your favorite spices and let me know in the comments how it worked out!

I love this completely icon

Look at the lovely colors!

So delicious

Recipe details
  • 2  People
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
Show Nutrition Info
Hide Nutrition Info
Masala required
  • 3 cups of cooked rice white preferably basmati rice
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 inch ginger minced
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 red chili powder
  • 2 cups chopped veggies like cauliflower, green beans, broccoli
  • 1/2 cup green peas fresh or frozen
  • lemon juice to taste
  • salt to taste
Heat oil in a large skillet at medium heat. Add cumin seeds and cook for a minute. Add garlic, ginger and onion and cook for 3 minutes. Add coriander, garam masala, paprika, red chilli powder and mix well.
Add veggies, salt . Mix and cook for 8 to 9 minutes. Look for veggies that want to have a crunch in and cover and cook until the veggies are al dente.
Add peas, cooked rice, a splash of water and lemon juice and toss well. At this point you can fold in some baby spinach. Cover and cook for 2 minutes let sit for another 2 minutes to heat and steam well. Garnish with lemon and cilantro.
  • Serve with Boondi Raita (Yogurt dip)!
  • Boondi you will get readymade packet in the Indian stores