Schezwan Fried Rice is a popular and spicy rice dish from the Indo-Chinese cuisine. It derives it’s unique pungent & spicy flavor from the addition of Schezwan Sauce.
Indo-Chinese cuisine is considered to be an adaptation of Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to suit Indian tastes. This is believed to have its origin in small Chinese population which came to India about two centuries back to Kolkata and created a unique fusion of Indian and Chinese dishes.
Veg Schezwan Fried Rice is a blend of rice with vegetables like Bell Peppers, Carrots, French Beans and Spring Onion which are tossed with Soy Sauce and Schezwan Sauce which gives it a spicy and a distinct chilli garlic flavor. The dish can be made more interesting by adding Paneer (Indian cottage cheese).
Schezwan Fried Rice is a quick & easy recipe, specially if you are using store bought Schezwan Sauce. It’s spicy & tangy taste makes it really delicious and it also looks quite colorful due to the addition of so many vegetables.
This dish has good nutrition value due to the addition of fresh vegetables and is a complete food in itself. But you can also serve this rice along with any Indo-Chinese curries like Veg Manchurian, Gobi Manchurian (Cauliflower Manchurian) or Baby Corn Manchurian.
Veg Schezwan Fried Rice which may have started as a street food in the city of Kolkata, is now available as a street food in most of the country and has gained widespread acceptability. It now forms a part of menu in many small and big Indian restaurants and chains.
To make Veg Schezwan Fried Rice at home follow the detailed step by step recipe posted below.
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Category: Main Course
Nutrition (per serving)
Ingredients For Veg Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe
- 1.5 Cups Basmati Rice
- 1/4 Cup chopped Cabbage
- 1/4 Cup chopped Carrots
- 1/4 Cup chopped Green Beans
- 1/2 Cup chopped Capsicum (Bell Pepper), green or colored
- 3 Spring Onions
- 3-4 Garlic Cloves
- 2 Tablespoon Schezwan Sauce
- 1 Teaspoon Soy Sauce
- 1/2 Teaspoon Vinegar
- 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder, or as per taste
- 1 Teaspoon Salt, or as per taste
- 2 Tablespoon Oil
Step By Step Instructions for Veg Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe
Heat 4.5 cups of water in a pot and add 1/2 teaspoon Oil to it.
Add washed Rice to the pot and cook on medium flame for 15 minutes without a lid.
Do not fully cook the rice, it should be firm to the bite. Then drain the water from the Rice and let them cool down.
Heat 2 tablespoons of Oil in a pan and add minced Garlic to it. Fry for a few seconds.
Then add chopped Spring Onion Whites, Cabbage, Carrots, Green Beans and Bell Peppers (Capsicum).
Cook the vegetables on high heat for 2-3 minutes. Keep stirring continuously to ensure that they are cooked evenly.
Add Schezwan Sauce, Soy Sauce and Vinegar to the vegetables and mix well.
Now add the cooked rice to the pan and toss them to mix with the vegetables and sauces.
Season the Rice with Salt and Pepper.
Cook for 2 minutes stirring occasionally.
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