One of my favorite dishes in Asian restaurants, besides Ramen, is stir-fried rice with vegetables and soy sauce . This is added to the fact that lately I have been encouraged to add soy sauce to everything and I am crazy to see how it improves most dishes
This recipe was completely improvised, with the idea of taking advantage of what I had at home, so there is no step-by-step photo, but you won’t need it either.It’s a very easy recipe. It’s basically a toasted rice with the vegetables that were oxidizing: zucchini, aubergine, mushrooms and onion. All with the touch of flavor that a good soy sauce gives it.
1 cup of long rice
1 and 3/4 cups of water
Optional: salt (depending on the amount of salt in your soy sauce)
Step by step
- Peel the garlic and cut it in half.
- Peel and finely chop the onion. Set aside.
- Now, wash and cut the aubergine and zucchini into small cubes, and set aside on the other side.
- Put a splash of olive oil in a medium-large pot and Heat it over medium heat.
- When the oil is hot, add the garlic and lower the heat to low. Let it roast slowly.
- With the toasted garlic, add the onion and sauté until they turn golden.
- Later, add the courgette and aubergine and continue sautéing until they are turn tender.
- With the sauté ready, add a generous splash of soy sauce, which creates a sauce base and covers the lower part of the vegetables.
- Mix and sauté 2 minutes.
- Add the cup of rice and mix. Keep on low heat for 2 or 3 minutes, until the rice is lightly toasted. We will not stop stirring.
- Then, we add the cup and 3/4 of water, which will cover the rice. Stir.
- Keep over medium heat and let it cook, without stirring the rice.
- Little by little, the water will be consumed and the rice will be ready. If it is too hard for you, you can add a little more water (without stirring).
- With the water already consumed and the rice ready, we pour a drizzle of olive oil over the rice. Remember, without stirring.
- Keep the fire on for a few minutes so that it browns from below, but without burning the rice. If you want to check the condition of the bottom layer of the rice, you can lift a part, but be careful not to stir too much.
- And that’s it! Remember to serve it hot.