Apple Fried Rice

apple fried rice

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This fried rice packs the goodness of nuts and apples. So, it is not just yummy, it is good for your kid’s health too. This pulao is slightly on the sweeter side, so if your kid loves sweet rice, he will love to have this one for his lunch box. For best results, use rice that has been cooked in advance and cooled thoroughly.
Serves Preparation Time  Cooking Time
2 people 10-15 Minutes  10-15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked basmati rice
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 dried red chili
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp chopped cashews
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • A pinch of hing
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ cup chopped apple

Method

Step 1

Heat oil in a pan and add the bay leaf, cloves, cardamom pods, dried chili, cumin seeds, hing and sauté for a few seconds. Add the sliced onions now and cook till they look translucent.

Step 2

Add the cashews and fry them for a minute or so. Add the raisins, sugar and salt and stir. Now add the cooked and cooled basmati rice. Add the cinnamon powder and stir a little.

Step 3

Now add the apples, stir and cover. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 4

The apples need not be thoroughly cooked – we need them to be just a bit tender.

Step 5

Check the seasoning and adjust if needed. Pack it in your kid’s lunch box with plain curd, shrikhand or raita.

Nutritional Information

Calories 521 K cal
Proteins  8 g
Fats 20.3 g
Carbohydrates 78.2 g
Cholesterol  0 mg
Sodium  591 mg
Potassium  341 mg
Tip: Add some sliced cherries or tutti fruiti for a variation. Instead of apples, you can also try adding sweetened pineapple pieces.