Apple Fried Rice
Ingredients: Basmati rice– ½ cup Apple – ½ no. Spring onions – 2-3 sprigs (green and white sepearted) Bell pepper (yellow, red, green) cut length wise – ¼ cup Ginger – 1” piece thinly sliced Oil – 1 ½ tbsp Soy sauce - ¾ tbsp Pepper powder – as desired Few raisins and cashews Steps of preparation Soak rice for ½ an hour and cook. Spread the rice on a plate and set aside. Heat a wide skillet with oil, fry the nuts till golden and set it aside. Add ginger and sauté till you get a nice aroma. Add white part of spring onion and fry for a min or 2. Add bell peppers and sprinkle salt. Toss and fry on a high flame till peppers are half cooked. Add apple and sprinkle a bit of salt. Pour in the soya sauce. Boil for a min or 2. Add the rice, spring onions, cashews, raisins and pepper powder. Mix well and fry the rice for 2 to 3 mins. Nutrient highlights: Apple fried rice packs the goodness of apples and nuts and a fusion of Indo-chinese cuisine. Apple is a good source of fiber, Vitamin C and potassium. Bell peppers are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and B6. Cashews and almonds contain omega 3 fatty acids which boosts heart health. Spring onions contain vitamin C, B2 and flavonoids that helps against cold, flu and infections.