Vegetable Fried Rice with Soya Chunks

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This Vegetable Fried Rice with Soya Chunk recipe is an easy one-pot recipe that is perfect for those days when you are looking for a protein-rich vegetarian meal that is easy to make yet bursting with flavors. It is a wholesome and flavorful dish that combines the goodness of soya chunks with the ever-popular vegetable fried rice.

Soya chunks, also known as meal makers or nutrela, are an excellent source of protein, making them a perfect addition to any vegetarian meal. This Soya Chunk Pulao recipe adds a healthy twist to your regular fried rice by incorporating the nutrition-packed soya chunks.

Soya chunk fried rice recipe

Soya Chunk Veg Fried Rice Recipe Ingredients

  • Basmati Rice – long-grained high-quality rice, washed and placed on a sieve for draining
  • Soya chunks – meal maker or Nutrela
  • Whole Spices – Cardamoms, Cloves, Star Anise, Cinnamon
  • Vegetables – Carrots, Capsicum, Spring Onion, French Beans, Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Spice Mix Powder – Biryani Masala. The Alternate would be Garam Masala Powder.
  • Oils – Refined Sunflower Oil or any neutral-flavoured oil and Ghee

Fried rice and vegetables with soya chunks

  • Preparing Soya Chunks:
    1. Begin by soaking the soya chunks in hot water for 15-20 minutes or until they become soft.
    2. Squeeze out the excess water from the soya chunks and set them aside.
  • Stir-Frying Vegetables:
    1. Take a deep pot with a heavy bottom. Heat some oil and drop the whole spices. Allow them to splutter as they release their aroma.
    2. Add the finely diced vegetables starting with garlic, carrot, french beans, capsicum, and spring onion stalks.
    3. Season the vegetables with salt & pepper as they saute.
  • Combining Soya Chunks and Rice:
    1. Add the semi-cooked and drained soya chunks into the fried veggies and the washed and drained rice.
    2. Give everything a gentle stir before adding the water. Season with salt as per taste.
    3. Finish with Biryani Masala powder and a spoonful of Ghee. Ghee is optional here, but very much advised.
    4. Cover the pot with its lid and allow it to simmer to cook the rice and vegetables.
    5. Once the rice is cooked and the liquid has been soaked completely, turn off the heat, open the lid, and give the rice a gentle fluff using chopsticks or a fork.
  • Finishing Touches:
    1. Garnish the Soya Chunk Veg Pulao with freshly chopped coriander leaves for a burst of freshness and a big helping of spring onion greens.
    2. Optionally, you can squeeze a bit of lemon juice for a tangy kick.

Serving Suggestions

Transfer the Soya Chunk Pulao to a serving platter. Serve hot with raita or a side salad for a complete and wholesome meal.

Soya Chunk Pulao is an excellent one-pot Indian vegetarian dish that offers a healthy dose of protein and nutrients.

Tips to make perfectly cooked Soya Veg Fried Rice Recipe

  • Do I need to soak soya chunks before cooking? Yes. Many people are averse to the smell of soya chunks. So to get rid of the same, soak the soybean chunks in boiling water for at least 15 minutes. Once softening, remove them from the water and squeeze them nicely. Discard the water.
  • How many minutes should we soak soya chunks? The soaking time for soybean chunks is a minimum of 20 minutes. During this time, the soybean chunks soften up and get prepared for cooking.
  • Use a heavy-bottomed pan with a tight-fitting lid to cook the pulao. This helps in achieving perfectly cooked and fluffy rice.
  • Feel free to customize the vegetables based on what you have on hand or personal preferences.
  • Adjust the spice levels according to your preference. You can increase or decrease the amount of red chili powder and garam masala.

How do I add soya chunks to my diet?

Soya chunks are an excellent source of plant-based protein, perfect for those who are looking for Indian vegetarian recipes for everyday cooking. I have a couple of recipes on my Blog that can be perfect if you are looking for more mealmaker or nutrela recipes

More Vegetarian Rice Recipes

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Vegetable Fried Rice with Soya Chunks
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

This Vegetable Fried Rice with Soya Chunk recipe is an easy one-pot recipe that is perfect for those days when you are looking for a protein-rich vegetarian meal that is easy to make yet bursting with flavors. It is a wholesome and flavorful dish that combines the goodness of soya chunks with the ever-popular vegetable fried rice.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Rice Dishes, Soyabean Recipes, Veg Pulao Recipe, vegetarian recipes
Servings: 4
Author: Priyanka
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice – long-grained high-quality rice washed and placed on a sieve for draining
  • 1 cup Soya chunks – meal maker or Nutrela
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • 1 Black Cardamom
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Vegetables Carrots, Capsicum, Spring Onion, French Beans, Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper
  • ½ tsp Biryani Masala Powder. The Alternate would be Garam Masala Powder.
  • 2 tbsp Refined Sunflower Oil or any neutral-flavoured oil
  • 1 tsp Ghee optional
Instructions
Preparing Soya Chunks:
  1. Begin by soaking the soya chunks in hot water for 15-20 minutes or until they become soft.
  2. Squeeze out the excess water from the soya chunks and set them aside.
Stir-Frying Vegetables:
  1. Take a deep pot with a heavy bottom. Heat some oil and drop the whole spices. Allow them to splutter as they release their aroma.
  2. Now add the finely diced vegetables starting with garlic, carrot, french beans, capsicum, and spring onion stalks.
  3. Season the vegetables with salt & pepper as they saute.
Combining Soya Chunks and Rice:
  1. Add the semi-cooked and drained soya chunks into the fried veggies along with the washed and drained rice.
  2. Give everything a gentle stir before adding the water. Season with salt as per taste.
  3. Finish with Biryani Masala powder and a spoonful of Ghee. Ghee is optional here, but very much advised.
  4. Cover the pot with its lid and allow it to simmer to cook the rice and vegetables.
Finishing Touches:
  1. Garnish the Soya Chunk Veg Pulao with freshly chopped coriander leaves for a burst of freshness and a big helping of spring onion greens.
  2. Optionally, you can squeeze a bit of lemon juice for a tangy kick.

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