mixed fried rice

Indo Chinese Style Mixed Fried Rice Recipe

Surprised by the heading?? These days the product life cycle is becoming very short. Within one month of releasing a new product you have its new version with advanced features. Relax friends, am not lecturing about Marketing am just trying to give you an intro about the new version of mixed fried rice I made. I should say my 2nd version of mixed fried rice has a different flavor and taste compared to the previous one. Its like having fried rice from two different restaurants :)

I think some people like a particular taste for fried rice, for example my 2 year old nephew. He prefers fried rice from a particular restaurant in Mumbai (where my bro & family lives) and he has fried rice from other places only if he is tooooooo hungry and there are no other options. I sometimes wonder how he is so selective at this young age :) , talk about present day kids! Anyways am a person who doesn’t mind trying different styles/version/tastes of fried rice.

Usually when I make mixed fried rice, I feel like standing in the mix n match dress section of shopper’s stop :) I dont have a fixed recipe for fried rice, I usually make it with the available ingredients. This time however I didn’t  mix n match, I followed my Mother in Law’s recipe. Btw, this is one of her hit recipes.

You can see the mixed fried rice version 1 here.

Here is the recipe for version 2:

Mixed Fried Rice 2.0
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Indo Chinese
Serves: 3-4
  • Rice - 2 cups (I used Basmati Rice)
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice - 2-3 tbsp
  • Hot Water - 3¾ cups
  • Salt
  • Cooked chicken, prawns & beef - ½ - ¾ cup each
  • Scrambled eggs - 2
  • Carrot - 1, chopped
  • Beans - ¼ cup, chopped
  • Onion - 1, chopped
  • Capsicum - 1 small, cut into small cubes
  • Celery - 1 tbsp, chopped
  • Garlic crushed - ½ tbsp
  • Ginger - ½ tbsp
  • Soya sauce - 2 tbsp
  • Green chili sauce - 2 tbsp
  • Chicken tastemaker (soup cubes) - 2 cubes (optional)
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  1. Wash the rice & soak it in water for 25 mins. Drain the water completely. Heat 2 tbsp butter in a pan. Add rice & fry it for 5 minutes or till it starts cracking. Add lemon juice & salt & water. Cook till the rice is done.Once the rice is cooked spread it on a tray and let it cool.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp of butter in a pan. Add onion, ginger & garlic. Once it becomes soft, add carrot, beans, capsicum & celery. once the veggies are cooked add the cooked chicken, prawns & beef. Add salt & chicken cubes. Saute well. Add soya sauce & green chili sauce. Combine well. Add rice & scrambled eggs. Mix together everything. Cover & cook for 3,4 minutes. Serve hot.
The quantity of ingredients(the amount of non veg & veggie ingredients) is a personal choice. You can vary it as per your taste.I used Basmati Rice. Chicken & beef were cooked with salt & pepper and prawns was cooked with salt & a pinch of turmeric. If chicken cubes are added, be careful while adding salt. You can also use any refined oil instead of butter.


  • ammu

    ha ha..peru enikkishtapettu..keep updating more versions..this one sure looks like one i must try!! am sure i wud love any version of fried rice :)

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    ammu dear.. please do try this and let me know…am sure u will like it.

  • binu

    hi maria,

    i chanced upon your website when i googled for pathiri recipes… your recipes look interesting and i would like to try out a few…

    I am sure the above recipe for mixed fried rice tastes yummy… All the same, I thought I should share something with you… Fried rice actually tastes better with plain leftover rice from the previous day! I have been living in Hong Kong & Mainland China for the past 6 years…most of the cooking is done on high heat (stir-fry)… for fried rice, the meat is rarely pre-cooked.. the meat is chopped into very small cubes and stir-fried… and they just use plain peanut oil or lard.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thanks Binu for dropping in and also for sharing the tips. Hope other readers of this blog also find this useful.


  • asha ravichandra

    hi maria, i am a regular visitor to ur blog, i shud say secret admier,ur recipies are amazingly simple to make, ,it makes me nostalgic. thank you so much….u make the life easier for girls like me who never stepped into the kitchen in childhood,and all of a sudden away from home ,with the new role of a house wife.

  • Deepthi

    Hi….Tried MIXED FRIED RICE version 2…… along with Ginger chicken…… Both was excellent with a very good texture……..really really liked ……………. thank u so much …. was new to ur blog… and tried these 2 as a testing….. really improved my confidence level in cooking ….. will defintly try other items from ur blog….& will reply also….

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Deepthi

      Thanks a lot dear for your sweet comment. I’m so glad that you liked the fried rice & ginger chicken recipes :)

      Thanks for dropping in here. Please do try other recipes too & share your feedback.

      Happy cooking :)


  • Resmypillai

    hi maria….i hope u r fine..this is resmy from dubai. today i prepared mixed fried rice n chilli chicken…it came out very well..thanq so much…n maria i am having one doubt the rice became somewhat dark in color  after adding to the mix n i think it is due to soya sauce…i love adding soya sauce but how can i avoid that darkish color…thank u again   with love


    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Resmy,

      Thank you so much for trying the recipes. Its good to know that you liked it.

      Yep, the rice becomes dark in colour because of soya sauce. May be you can use light soya sauce, I guess it helps in reducing the dark colour of the rice.

      Thanks again for the comment dear :)


  • sheen stanly

    maria, we wish u both a blessed new year.i tried thz fried rice for xmas..am makn mixedfried rice for the first time.it was delicious.my hus n my friends njoid it.thanks dear for ur wndrful recipes..may god bless u

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sheen,

      Thank you very much dear for your wishes & wish you the same.

      Nice to know that you liked this recipe & it was enjoyed by your family & friends. Thanks for the comment!


  • Raji Girish

    Hi Maria,

    I have been following ur recipes for the past few months, but its only this weekend that I could find time to try one recipe. I had tried this mixed fried rice and your paneer masala. Paneer masala was a hit. My husband loved it. Thanks very much for the recipe.

    The fried rice was ok. But its not the fault of the recipe. I think, I did something wrong. I doubt I didnt fry the rice enough. I fried for 8-10 minutes, but after preparation it didnt have that fried taste. I had drained the rice in a sieved vessel “arippa paathram”, but still there was some water content when I took it for frying.

    How do you dry up the rice? How do you know the rice is fried to the required level?

    Please help me with this, I want to make this fried rice again.


    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Raji,

      Thanks for taking time to try out the recipes. Good to know that paneer masala came out well :)

      For the rice… after draining the rice, try to spread it on a tray or any other flat vessel/surface. Pat the rice with kitchen tissue, it helps to a great extend to dry the rice. About frying the rice… you need to fry till you start hearing the crackling sound of rice.

      Hope it helps & the fried rice comes out well next time…

      All the best!


  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Twinkle,

    You can select recipes of dishes they like and try making them in advance and see, how it is. I’m sure you will be able to cook something nice for your family.

    Happy cooking & all the best!


  • Tharun Kumar

    Hi maria ur cooking concept is v good. I need to make biscuit wch i shall meet u personaly. B.h.tharun kumar(google) small leters. Or tarun master os dance mastee tarun. C u soon.

  • kalyani.byju@gmail.com

    cAn I use jeerakasala rice or do o have to use basmati for veg fried rice

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Kalyani, you can use jeerakasala rice also..

  • Philips Thomas

    I love this recipe and have tried it on four different occasions. It has come out well each time. Once I even tried prawns instead of chicken and believe me it was amazing. My fried rice is a hit among friends now..thanks Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Philip :) Great to know that this recipe is a hit at your place.


  • Drsaira Lazar

    I made ur 1st version of MFR 2day morning.Its good but I really missed ginger-garlic in it. But now after seeing the MFR2, I know its going 2 b a hit.Tks 2 ur mama 4 her recipe & 2 her dear DIL 4 posting it.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Saira :)

  • Reshmi Vijay

    Hi Maria,I have tried many of your recipes – your chilli chicken recipe, cherupayar parippu payasam etc… i was making them for the first time and they came out rly good…
    hey abt this recipe…can you tell me how you cooked the prawns? was it by boiling?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Reshmi,

      Great to know that you liked the recipes tried from here, thank you :)

      You can cook the prawns by boiling them or stir fry them lightly..

      Hope you get to try this soon.


  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Thanks Reshmi :)