Breakfast inspo for exam season

Posted 1 month ago

Courtesy of Nirav!

For my breakfast inspo I decided to make Indian veg fried rice. This is more like a breakfast/lunch combo, and the main reason I choose to take a well-cooked heavy meal at the start of the day is so that I can bring the leftovers for lunch´╗┐.

I avoid eating heavy meals before I sleep so my sleep is uninterrupted and relaxing. This may seem out of sync for some but the wisdom goes, 'breakfast like a king; lunch like a prince; dinner like a pauper'. During exams, I like to read late at night so it makes even more sense to my study habits that I eat a light dinner, which subsequently makes me very hungry in the morning.

The recipe is straightforward and it can be prepared within 30 mins.

  • ´╗┐Basmati rice
  • Potato
  • Tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Peas´╗┐
  • Optional veg´╗┐ (´╗┐carrots, cabbage, broccoli, mushrooms)
  • Spices (chilli powder, coriander, cumin)
  • Garlic´╗┐
  • Salt´╗┐
  • Oil
  1. ´╗┐We start by boiling the rice, it boils for about 10 mins 
  2. ´╗┐In the meantime we cut the veggies potatoes, tomatoes, and onions are essential; otherwise, everything goes - take carrots, garlic, cabbage, broccoli, and even mushrooms are good options. 
  3. ´╗┐Then you take the rice off of the heat to let it cool off 
  4. Take some oil (or butter) in a pan. Add the veggies to cook. Start with potatoes, because they take longer to cook. 
  5. ´╗┐Add spices - I like to add red chilli powder, coriander powder, and cumin powder (of course salt to taste) 
  6. ´╗┐Cook the veggies with the spices for 2-3 mins. 
  7. ´╗┐Add the rice (make sure it's not steaming anymore) 
  8. ´╗┐Mix it all up and serve with yoghurt 

This breakfast is easy to make, you can't go wrong, and a healthy meal to start the day.