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Indian fried rice with shrimp and cashews



Indian fried rice with shrimp and cashews
Vagharela Bhaat is a fried rice dish from the Gujarat region of Western India. This is our version made with fragrant basmati rice, baby shrimp, plump cashews and peas.

3 teaspoons curry powder
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon water
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon peanut or canola oil
1 carrot—grated
1 scallion (spring onion)—thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic—finely chopped
2 cups cold cooked basmati rice
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup frozen peas—defrosted
5 oz (150g) frozen baby shrimp—defrosted
½ cup roasted cashews
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro (fresh coriander)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

HEAT a wok or large frying pan over a high heat. MIX together the curry powder, soy sauce, water, and salt in a small bowl. ADD the oil to the wok and stir-fry the carrot, scallion and garlic for 1 minute. ADD the rice, butter, peas and sauce mixture and stir-fry for 2 minutes. ADD the shrimp, cashews, cilantro and lemon, toss to combine, then remove from the heat.

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