Easy Rice recipe with fried potatoes | Simple Rice Recipes
Do you need reasons to eat potatoes? And a fried one at that? Crispy, roasted potatoes....mmmm! Well, I certainly don't and this recipe today will prove it to you. More knowledge = greater awareness ; Cool gadgets = low calorie improvisations. Agreed? Right. That's what I do when I try antics like Oven roasting Potatoes,  Baking/Broiling Taro Root and using searing technique with traditional roast. Anything and everything to cut down some of the fat but get that impeccable taste of the fried ones. Like I said, anything goes!
Easy Rice recipe with fried potatoes | Simple Rice Recipes
But at times, you have to let go and let the inner "you" take its rightful place. A place where you can munch on a fried potato without worrying about the consequences. Ahem! Does this seem too much PR for eating roasted potato? I thought so.  Anyways, I have been seeing these Oca Potatoes for a while at my Farmer's market and finally last week gave in to buying some.  I know, it looks weird right? But curiosity got the better of me and I finally gave in. But wow, am I glad. These are delicious. Though they lose their color when cooked, they taste slightly sweet. Reminded me of fried plantains (a type referred to as "Nentharanga" in Southern India)
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  • Serves: 2 people
  • 2 cups (abt 250 grams/9 oz) Oca Potatoes, see Tips
  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups leftover cooked rice
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 Spring Onions/Scallions, sliced and white and greens separated
  • 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
  • 1-2 green Chilies, or as per taste (optional)
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • Few Cilantro sprigs for garnish
    Additional Seasoning Suggestions
  • Abt 1 tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala, or as per taste see Tips
  • 1-2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp Coriander-Cumin Powder
  • Or any of you choice
1. Potatoes You can use any potatoes on hand. A regular potato will also work equally well for this recipe. Hey! Its Roasted Potatoes after all - what's not to like ;)
2. Pav Bhaji Masala: I am sure that Pav Bhaji masala box you got ages ago feels like an  Akshaya Patra. It never gets over and I am not one to make Pav Bhaji often. So I use it in other dishes like Tawa Pulao and similar dishes. I think I added around 3 tsp for this recipe. You can use any of the suggested seasoning or something of your choice. Its a simple recipe, make it your own :)
1. Wash and clean the potatoes. Remove any bruises (and these tend to have some serious ones!) and slice them.
2. Steam them for around 6-7 minutes
3. or until tender enough to be able to prick through a knife.
4. Add around 1-2 tbsp of oil in a  hot skillet. Now add the steamed potatoes. The amount of oil will depend on your "generosity" and the kind of skillet you are using. You will need this amount if using a cast iron skillet whereas just about 1 tbsp might be enough for a non stick skillet.
5. Roast them until crispy and browned - takes about 8-10 minutes. (And if you have a lousiest electric stove like I do - it will take you for EVER!)
6. Remove the potatoes and drop them on a paper towel to remove excess oil if any. Sprinkle some salt immediately over them. Keep aside.
7. In the same skillet (no need to add oil), add the cumin seeds. When it starts to get aromatic and splutters, add the onions, spring onions and chilies (if using) along with little salt (remember there is some salt already in the potatoes). Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for another minute or two.
8. Next add the seasoning of you choice and cook for another few seconds. Next goes the cooked rice.
9. Give it a mix until combined.
10. Add the fried potatoes next.
11. Mix well and close with a lid for 1 minute or so in low flame. This is for the flavors to mingle.
Serve hot, garnished with spring onion greens and cilantro. You can serve it with a simple raita and a papad. Easy Rice recipe with fried potatoes | Simple Rice Recipes

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By Siziwe on Oct 17, 2015

Mmmmmm this is so yummy tnx a lot am gonna try it now

By shamu on Feb 9, 2015

nice, I love potatoes but never tried it. Going to try it in the morning thanku

By Christina on Dec 23, 2014

good excuse to eat potatoes and rice :-P

By stinkfist on Jul 1, 2014

:wink: potatoes won't crisp? Use about 4 times as much oil as you think you should

By ida franklin on May 26, 2014

:lol: I love this potato rice especially my kids it is very easy &quick to make. Thank u for the recipe.

By anu on Feb 27, 2014

really yummy recipe ..nd itz vry easy to prepare it fot the initial cooking beginers .. :)

By Anu on Feb 22, 2014

Made this yday after seeing your post on FB! :) Keep it coming girl!

By jacob titus on Dec 21, 2013

Thanks for the receipe.The food came out well...we love it!!!

By Madhu.P on Dec 11, 2013

Thanks a lot for this yummy recipe..gonna make it now... :) :) :wink: :wink:

By Abeer on Nov 10, 2013

:-P i made them once and wow! YUMMY! everybody was praising me :-D Best thing when u r hungry! i am gonna make it again today! nice recipie. Thanks 4 sharing love it!

By Olga on Apr 8, 2013

:wink: ...i'm making it right now as we speak

By CS on Sep 12, 2012

:wink: Looks really yummy. Kids will love anything done with " ALU" :-D

By arundati on Sep 11, 2012

how cute they look! like young fresh ginger... never knew of this variety of potatos... the rice looks so yum

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By chitra on Sep 11, 2012

Very nice.., never tried this way. kids would love this rice !

By Jayashree Venkat on Sep 10, 2012

Thank you! :)

By cmw on Sep 10, 2012

In New Zealand they are known as yams and are usually roasted.Thanks for the recipe,I love your food.

By radha on Sep 10, 2012

Never thought of adding fried potato before. I think it will definitely enhance the taste of the rice.

By Bhairavi on Sep 10, 2012

Mouthwatering! Will try this with Sweet potato and biryani-pulao masala :)

By Kavi | Foodomania on Sep 10, 2012

I remember Ma making this thing for lunch!! Looks awesome DK!

By Jayashree Venkat on Sep 10, 2012

hello there,Do we get this type of potato in :arrow: mumbai?if not can i use the baby potatoes in this dish :cry: ?looks simple but an alternate to left over rice.Thanks for the recipe post. :-P

Any potatoes like I mention in my tips section --DK

By mittu on Sep 10, 2012

OMG! This reminds me of a friend who used to bring YUMMY potato rice!! Now I have to make it...