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Schezwan Fried Rice

If you’re looking for a simple, Chinese inspired recipe, you must make this one-pot meal called Schezwan Fried Rice!
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

No matter which part of the world you’re from, I’m sure (hoping) you would have had Chinese (inspired) cuisine at least once in your life.

And if you have had Chinese Food, chances are – you keep going back for more and more. The spicy food is so addicting that in some countries like India, we have a whole cuisine called “Indo-Chinese” cuisine dedicated to Chinese inspired foods.

This Schezwan Fried Rice is one of the one pot wonders of the Indo Chinese Cuisine. I’m not sure how “authentically Chinese” this dish really is, but I do know that a lot of Chinese techniques are used in the making of this dish and it does taste (according to me) like a very good interpretation of Chinese Food. 

Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice I especially know how popular Chinese Food is because it is the number One choice for order-in food… For Chinese food lovers (and just about any other food lovers), Just Eat is a very useful website. With over 2500 restaurants, 52 cuisines and 3 lakh dishes to choose from, it is India’s largest online food ordering portal and table reservation website.

The service in Mumbai is good, although you do have to pay extra money for home delivery if you don’t live near the restaurant. For me, having to pay extra 50 bucks instead of wasting 2 hours back and forth seemed like a pretty good deal. And as far as Chinese Restaurants in Mumbai are concerned, there are more than 150 restaurants in all to choose from. So in case you feel like ordering-in from your favorite eating-out restaurant, go ahead, check out the details on their website.


SCHEZWAN FRIED RICE Recipe

You’ll need —
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

Part I: Cooking the rice

Wash the rice well.
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

In a pan, heat 1 teaspoon oil and add the rice. Saute for a minute or so until the rice dries out
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

Add salt & mix well
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

Add water & let it come to a boil
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

Cover and cook for 10 minutes (Do not overcook the rice. The grains have to be separate)
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

Fluff up the rice
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

Let it cool completely. (You can even store this for use the next day)
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice Part II: Making the Schezwan Fried Rice

In the pan, heat oil and add garlic, ginger, onion & capsicum. Let it cook for a maximum of 2 minutes. Just look for onions to turn translucent
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

Add the carrots & mix well.
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

Add the Schezwan Sauce and mix well.
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

Add the grated Cabbage and mix (don’t need to let it cook)
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

Add salt & pepper to taste
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

Add the cooked Rice and
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

Mix with 2 forks or a wooden spoon. Make sure not to break the rice. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Switch off the flame
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

Finally add the greens of the spring onions
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

Mix well
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

Serve hot!
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

Schezwan Fried Rice
 
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Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
For the rice
  • 1 cup Long Grained Rice
  • 1 and ½ cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable Oil
For the Schezwan Rice
  • 2-3 cups Cooked Rice (as cooked from above)
  • 2 Tablespoons Schezwan Sauce (homemade or store bought) {adjust according to spiciness required}
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped Onions (if you have Spring use the white part of it)
  • ½ cup finely chopped or thinly sliced Capsicum (Bell Pepper)
  • ½ cup Grated / thinly chopped Carrot
  • 1 cup Grated Cabbage
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger - grated
  • ½ cup Greens of the Spring Onions (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper (adjust to taste)
Notes
  • You can use a mixture of veggies other than this like > celery, mung beans, green beans and others like tofu, paneer etc. If you are a non vegetarian, you can also use chicken, prawns etc.
Instructions
Part I: Cooking the rice
  1. Wash the rice well. In a pan, heat 1 teaspoon oil and add the rice. Saute for a minute or so until the rice dries out
  2. Add salt & mix well. Add water & let it come to a boil
  3. Cover and cook for 10 minutes (Do not overcook the rice. The grains have to be separate)
  4. Fluff up the rice
  5. Let it cool completely.
  6. You can even store this in refrigerator for use the next day. Just warm up before using
Part II: Making the Schezwan Fried Rice
  1. In the pan, heat oil and add garlic, ginger, onion & capsicum. Let it cook for a maximum of 2 minutes. Just look for onions to turn translucent
  2. Add the Schezwan Sauce and mix well.
  3. Add the grated Carrots & Cabbage and mix (don't need to let it cook)
  4. Add salt & pepper to taste
  5. Add the cooked Rice and mix with 2 forks or a wooden spoon. Make sure not to break the rice. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Switch off the flame
  6. Finally add the greens of the spring onions. Mix well and serve hot!

You can make Schezwan sauce at home using my recipe OR buy a jar and store in the refrigerator for a long time!

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  • Padma November 29, 2013, 9:10 am

    Wow.. this looks delicious! Thank you for sharing…

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