Peheat the oven to maximum temperatur for atleast 15 minutes..
Baking Fried Rice
Dump the uncooked rice, vegetables minced garlic, soy sauce, ground pepper, salt(note that soy sauce also has some salt in it) into an ovenproof dish.
Add the vegetable stock and do not mix, just stir to spread the water across the ingredients.
Cover the dish with foil paper, this ensures the top later of the rice is not getting burnt.
Place it in a preheated oven ideally in the middle rack and bake for 30 minutes at 180 C by checking between
Take the dish out of the oven and remove the foil paper.
Finishing and garnishing
Add oil and chopped green onions. Fluff the rice up, cover loosely with a foil paper and allow to rest up for another 10 minutes befre serving.
Rice I used regular white basmati rice as I ran short of short-grained rice. basmati rice is less sticky so works best for dump and bake. But to avoid the nice aroma of basmati you will want to use long grain regular rice.
Brown rice will require more water and this recipe is not tested with it.
Jasmine rice may as well work fine but again may need less water.
No need to rinse the rice unless you are particular about it, if rinsing, makes sure you reduce water content a little bit by a few tbsp.
Vegetables Frozen works the best, feel free to use carrots, peas, beans, sweet corn, cauliflower, zucchini, broccoli etc. If using fresh veggies, increase the water by ¼ cup.
Oil Sesame oil works best for fried rice but you can use regular vegetable or sunflower oils too.
Baking tray size Ideally not too large neither too small for the rice quantity you have taken. The grains should not have so much space neither too little to get evenly cooked.
Baking time It took me overall 40 minutes but sometimes the cooking time varies depending o the age and quality of the rice. so please keep an eye in between and adjust the timings accordingly.
Serving and storing Scrambled eggs, tofu, paneer can be great toppings you can fluff into the rice. Stores well fridge up to 3 days.
Nutritional value is for one serving. Gives 2 severs as main and 3 to 4 serves as side