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Spinach Capsicum Masala Fried Rice


      This is a combination of Indian spices/masala with chinese sauces.This is really a amazing combination...i use to make this type of fried rices often with any available vegetables..this time i have more capsicum n a bunch of spinach in my fridge,so tried with it.very quick recipe... helped me a lot to pack my hubby's lunch box during his 6am-3pm shift.So quick n i can stuff as many vegetables as possible.I tried with mixed vegs like carrot,beans,peas,cabbage,mushroom,capsicum or with any 2 available ingredients.Daringly Try this !!!

Nutritional Benefits of Capsicum: Capsicum/Bell peppers are excellent sources of vitamin C and vitamin A (through its concentration of carotenoids such as beta-carotene), two very powerful antioxidants.bell peppers also provide fiber that can help lower high cholesterol levels.Bell peppers appear to have a protective effect against cataracts, possibly due to their vitamin C and beta-carotene content.
Nutritional Benefits of SpinachOne cup of spinach has nearly 20% of the RDA of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar, and curbs overeating. he vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, manganese, zinc and selenium present in spinach all serve as powerful antioxidants that combat the onset of osteoporosis, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure.The high amount of vitamin A in spinach also promotes healthy skin


Ingredients
Basmati/Jasmine/Long grain rice    2 cups(cooked rice)Spinach     1/2 bunch(roughly chopped)Capsicum/Bell Pepper     Red,Green,Yellow & Orange 1/4 each (striped)Garlic    3-4 no.s(finely chopped)Onion    1 medium (sliced)Spring onion -bulb    1/4 cup (sliced)Soy sauce    1 tbspGreen chilli sauce    1/2 tsbpWhite vinegar    1 tspSugar/Brown sugar    1/2 tspFennel  seeds   1 tspGaram masala    1/2 tspCumin powder      1/2 tspRed chilli flakes   1 tsp or to tastePepper    to tasteCashew nuts    6-7 no.sSalt   to tasteOil    1 tbspMethod
Heat  oil in a sauce pan, add fennel seeds when it pop add cahew nuts fry little and add onions and spring onions fry for a minute.Then add capsicum/bell peppers and fry for 1-2 minutes (not more than that).After that add chopped spinach and give a mix...then add dry powders and stir well.Now add the sauces,vinegar,sugar and stir for a minute ans add the cooked rice.Gently toss them or stir well,add enough salt,red chili flakes and pepper powder .Mix everything well and stir fry the rice with the masala n capsicum for 1 minute.Lastly add some chopped spring onions and coriander leaves and turn off the stove.Thats it...delicious spinach capsicum masala fried rice is now ready to serve.
Note:I used 4 colors of capsicum..you can try any one color also.Try this indo-chinese combo and let me know the result.this time i tried with sona masoori rice, it also taste good.I used dark soy sauce,that gives very nice color :)









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