Schezwan Fried Rice

Let’s get started with Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe!

Did you get some leftover rice? No need to worry let’s make some amazing Schezwan Vegetable Fried Rice out of it. Pair it with some Vegetable Manchurian or Some Chicken Manchurian and you will have a great time.

There is not much to this recipe since it is very quick and easy to make. Although you need to take care of a few things and you are good to go. So let’s start with the components of this recipe!

The Rice

You can use any rice that you have at your home. Even the leftover rice from the previous day works fine. Starting from short-grained to long-grained rice. Just make sure you don’t boil the rice completely and cook it almost 90%. Once you are done boiling immediately starting and rinse in cold water so that excess starch is washed off. It makes sure that your rice doesn’t stick while you toss it in the pan later. Also, dress the rice with some oil if you want to keep it for a while. Also, cool it, do not toss it when it’s hot.

The Schezwan Sauce

You can use the readymade one or make your own for this Schezwan Vegetable Fried Rice. I made my own Schezwan sauce for this recipe. It is really easy if you just want a quick and tasty Schezwan sauce. But you cannot make the authentic one in a few minutes. You just need some tomatoes, red chillies, garlic, oil, salt, and oil. Saute everything in oil for a while and grind. And it’s ready to be used in your Schezwan Vegetable Fried Rice.

The Vegetables

Vegetables make this recipe very healthy and nutritious. So add a lot of them and whichever is your favourite. I added carrots, cabbage, bell peppers, onions, and french beans. Also, I added some finely minced ginger and garlic and it is so important for this dish you have no idea. Make sure you chop all your vegetables into small cubes. So that it cooks fast since we will not be cooking it for a long time. For garnish just chop some scallions or spring onions for your Schezwan Vegetable Fried Rice and you are ready.

The Condiments

  • Soy Sauce: You really need some good quality soy sauce for a good taste. Please do not buy the cheap ones since they are not well fermented and has additives.
  • Chili Sauce: Some red chilli sauce is essential to make it spicy and hot in taste. Although if you want to skip it and you like your fried rice less spicy, you can do that.
  • Vinegar: always add your vinegar toward the end so that it does not evaporate. Also, add vinegar carefully because if you add too much your fried rice will be very sour in taste.
  • White Pepper: In Chinese cooking please always use white pepper for seasoning.
  • MSG: You can skip this if you think it is unhealthy. But as I always say it is not unhealthy and it is scientifically proven. So go ahead and add some to get an umami flavour to your rice.

The Cooking Process

So here is the deal with Chinese cooking. IT HAS TO BE DONE ON HIGH FLAME AND VERY QUICKLY TOO! So please do yourself a favour and get everything ready. Starting from your rice, vegetables, Schezwan sauce, and your condiments before you start with your Schezwan Vegetable Fried Rice. Also, I know at home you might not get a Chinese burner which is ten times more powerful than your regular burners. So please don’t be disappointed if you don’t get the restaurant style smokey flavour.

Although you can always keep your burner on high flame and get your pan to a very hot temperature and then start cooking quickly. Make sure you don’t delay the process otherwise you might end up burning the Schezwan Vegetable Fried Rice. So let’s start with the recipe!

Recipe

Yield: 4

Schezwan Fried Rice

schezwan fried rice

This is the perfect Indo-Chinese recipe to go with your chicken Manchurian and chilli chicken. Plus it is easy to make and if you have some leftover rice from the previous night this is a perfect recipe for you.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 g Boiled Rice
  • 20 ml Oil
  • 5 g Ginger
  • 5 g Garlic
  • 1 small Onion
  • 1 Capsicum
  • ¼ Cabbage
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 bunch Spring Onions
  • ½ tspn MSG
  • 1 tbsp Green Chilli Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce

For Schezwan Sauce

  • 10 whole red chillies
  • 20 g Garlic
  • 30 ml of oil
  • 1 Tomato
  • Peppercorns as you like
  • Salt as required

Instructions

  1. So the first thing you have to do is boil rice and keep it aside. 
  2. Once the rice is ready we have to start with you are schezwan chutney.
  3. For the Schezwan sauce, you need to cook some Red chillies, garlic, tomato, popcorn, in some oil for around 15 to 20 minutes and season with salt.
  4. Then let it cool down and grind it into a fine paste.
  5. So we will start with the fried rice now.
  6. Before you start with the fried rice make sure you do all your preparation in advance and keep all your ingredients within your hands reach so that we can cook the schezwan fried rice on high flame and we don't end up burning it.
  7. In a Chinese wok and take some oil and bring it to smoking temperature then add your ginger and garlic.
  8. Saute ginger and garlic for 20 to 25 seconds and then add your onions. Cook onions for a while and then add all your vegetables like capsicum, cabbage, carrots, and some spring onions.
  9. Cook for 30 seconds and then add your schezwan chutney, green chilli sauce, MSG, ketchup, and a little soya sauce.
  10. Now it's time to add your rice. Toss everything properly and cook for a minute on high flame and then garnish with some chopped spring onions.

Notes

  • Always make sure that you keep all your preparation ready before you start with the cooking process.
  • Keep all the ingredients within your hands reach while cooking so that you can immediately add all the ingredients.
  • Don't boil the rice completely always boil it till 90% done.
  • Cut all your vegetables into small all cubes so that cooks really fast

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 363Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 0mgSodium 426mgCarbohydrates 58gFiber 4gSugar 12gProtein 7g

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