Soya chunks fried rice or meal maker fried rice is another easy and quick rice dish that can be cooked in less than 10 minutes, if you have the cooked rice in hand.
Soya chunks are protein and fiber rich and often used to make biryani and curries. I had tried several methods to make this soya chunks fried rice and recently I ended up making this perfect rice that was so tasty. Since then we love it to eat at least once a week.
To make soya chunks fried rice, I have used star anise and a single strand of mace also called as javitri. My suggestion is to use these, it makes the dish special by adding a great flavour.
I make a sweet beetroot salad to accompany this for the kid’s lunch box, but can be had without any side dish too.
To make the sweet beetroot salad, Mix ¼ cup of grated beetroot, few tbsps. Grated coconut, few raisins and chopped cashews and a tsp of honey.
how to make soya chunks fried rice or meal maker fried rice
1. Cook rice al dente, it should be grainy and not mushy. Set aside to cool
2. Bring 2 cups water to a boil and cook soya chunks till soft. squeeze off the frothy water and rinse. Repeat this once more. There should be no water left in the chunks.
3. Heat a wok with oil, add spices and garlic, fry till garlic turns aromatic.
4.Add vegetables except green onions, soya chunks and fry on high heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
5. Pour the soya sauce and vinegar. When they begin to bubble, add rice, salt, green spring onions and pepper. Stir and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
soya chunks fried rice or meal maker fried rice recipe below
- 1 cup of long grain rice
- ¼ to ⅓ cup of soya chunks or granules
- 1 tbsp. soya sauce (can increase by ¼ tsp.)
- Few juliennes of capsicum / bell peppers (green, red any)
- 1 to 2 stalks of spring onions (green and white separated)
- Fistful of Green peas (optional)
- few juliennes of Carrots
- 1 tsp. vinegar
- 1 tsp. garlic minced
- ⅛ tsp. pepper powder
- 2 tbsps. Olive oil or sesame oil
- 1 small star anise / star flower / chakri phool
- 1 strand of mace / javitri
- salt as needed
- Boil soya chunks till soft. Squeeze up the excess water and rinse them thoroughly with cold water. Squeeze up the excess water and repeat the cold water rinse once more. Make sure there is no water left in the chunks
- soak and cook rice al dente, the rice should not turn mushy, cool it on a wide plate
- Heat a wok with oil, add mace and star anise, and let them fry for 2 minutes. Add minced garlic, sauté till you get an aroma.
- Add soya chunks, white part of spring onions, other vegetables, sauté on high heat for 3 to 4 mins
- Pour vinegar and soya sauce. Let it bubble for 1 minutes.
- Add rice, pepper powder, salt and spring onions. Mix and fry on high for 2 to 3 mins
For more fried rice recipes,check
Indian vegetable fired rice
indo chinese vegetable fried rice
egg fried rice with boiled eggs
for more soya chunks recipes, check
soya chunks kurma
soya chunks stir fry
soya chunks curry
soya chunks biryani