Schezuan Fried Rice, Schezwan Fried Rice

Schezuan Fried Rice, Schezwan Fried Rice

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Originating from the Sichuan province of China, Schezuan cuisine is characterised by bold flavours, brought about by pungent ingredients like garlic and chillies.

Although the original recipe uses special Sichuan peppers that have a lemony taste, in India Schezuan sauce is prepared using red chillies, vinegar and garlic, and it tastes quite authentic.

For those who love the lip-smacking fieriness of Schezuan cuisine, here is a quick and easy Schezuan Fried Rice made with long-grained rice, Schezuan sauce, capsicum and other flavourful ingredients.

To make a heartier meal serve with Kung Pao Vegetables , Corn Rolls and Stir Fry Noodles in Black Sauce.

Explore our collection of recipes for Chinese Rice Dishes and serve them with stir-fried vegetables, deep-fried starters and sumptuous soup to make a wholesome Chinese meal.

Enjoy how to make Schezuan Fried Rice recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Schezuan Fried Rice, Schezwan Fried Rice recipe - How to make Schezuan Fried Rice, Schezwan Fried Rice

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For Schezuan Fried Rice
6 tbsp schezuan sauce
3 cups cooked chinese rice (chawal)
1 1/2 tbsp oil
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
1/4 cup finely chopped spring onions
1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
1/4 cup finely chopped french beans
2 tbsp finely chopped celery (ajmoda)
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp vinegar
salt to taste

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onion greens

Method
For schezuan fried rice

    For schezuan fried rice
  1. To make schezuan fried rice, heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan or a wok, add the garlic and ginger and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the spring onions, capsicum, carrot and french beans and sauté on a high flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the celery, schezuan sauce, soya sauce, vinegar and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the chinese rice and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve schezuan fried rice immediately garnished with spring onion greens.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy327 cal
Protein3.8 g
Carbohydrates37.4 g
Fiber2.6 g
Fat18 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium689.2 mg
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Schezuan Fried Rice, Schezwan Fried Rice recipe with step by step photos

To cook the long grained rice perfectly

  1. To cook the Chinese long-grained rice for the Schezwan Fried Rice, wash 1 cup of long-grained rice thoroughly under running water until you get clear water. The removal of starch from rice helps in getting separate grains after cooking.
  2. Transfer in a deep bowl and soak in enough water for 30 minutes.
  3. Drain with the help of a strainer and keep aside.
  4. Boil 4 cups of water in a deep non-stick pan.
  5. Add salt.
  6. Furthermore, add 1 tbsp of oil and mix well.
  7. Add the rice to the boiling water and mix well.
  8. Cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes or till the rice is 85% cooked, while stirring occasionally. It is very important to not fully cook the rice, it should be firm to bite.
  9. Strain it using a strainer and let the water drain out. This will give you around 3 cups after cooking. Do not overcook the rice or else they will turn mushy.
  10. Refresh the rice with cold water so the rice stops cooking further. Let all the water from the rice drain out ensuring that the rice does not contain any moisture.
  11. Add the remaining 1 tbsp of oil. This helps in preventing the rice from sticking to eachother.
  12. Toss the rice in it. Ensure each grain is coated well with oil.
  13. Spread the cooked Chinese Rice for Schezwan Fried Rice on a flat surface or a big plate and allow it to cool for 1 to 2 hours. Do cover it with a plate while they are cooling down so, they do not dry out on the top.

To make schezwan rice

  1. For the Schezwan Fried Rice recipe, in a deep non-stick pan or a wok heat the oil. Try and use a wok. Since the wok has more surface area, it makes it easier for cooking Chinese recipe. Also, it requires less oil and distributes heat evenly. If you do not have the wok use a broad non-stick pan.
  2. Add the garlic, using finely chopped garlic always gives a better flavour so avoid the garlic paste and finely chop those garlic cloves.
  3. Add the ginger. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds. One thing that you must remember is that prepare everything and keep near your work space, so it will be easy to put the ingredients one after another because we will be cooking on a high flame from now. 
  4. Add the spring onions. We have used both whites and greens as they give a very nice taste. They are a must in Chinese cuisine.
  5. Add the capsicum. This gives a nice crunch. You can also add colorful bellpeppers.
  6. Add the carrot and French beans. Make sure they are chopped really finely as we are not boiling or cooking them we are just sautéing them so when they are chopped finely so they not taste raw.
  7. Sauté on a high flame for 2 to 3 minutes. You can add lots of other vegetables in Schezwan Fried Rice like broccoli, cabbage and paneer.
  8. Add the celery. Though celery added here is less in quantity, it is important to add since it gives a very nice flavour.
  9. Add the Schezuan sauce, learn how to make Schezuan sauce at home.You can keep home made Schezwan sauce in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for a couple of months.To make spicier Schezuan Rice, increase the quantity of Schezwan sauce. Similarly, to make less spicy rice, reduce the quantity of Schezwan sauce.
  10. Add the soya sauce.
  11. Add the vinegar and 2 tbsp of water.
  12. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, stir it in between.
  13. Add the cooked Chinese rice.
  14. Add the salt and mix gently. It is very important to toss rice lightly or else the grains will break and become clumpy.
  15. Cook the Schezwan Fried Rice on a medium flame for 2 minutes, stir it in between. 
  16. Serve Schezwan Fried Rice immediately garnished with spring onion greens.
  17. You can even serve the Veg Schezwan Fried Rice with Chinese gravies like Vegetable manchurian, Corn manchurian, cabbage manchurian, paneer in manchurian sauce.

Reviews

Schezuan Fried Rice, Schezwan Fried Rice
 on 16 Aug 19 01:33 PM
5

Awesome 👌👍
Schezuan Fried Rice, Schezwan Fried Rice
 on 17 May 19 08:20 PM
5

Excellent recipe. My family just loved it !!!
Tarla Dalal
18 May 19 08:36 AM
   Hi Vaishali, Glad you liked it! Do try out more recipes from our website and share your experience with us.Happy cooking!
Schezuan Fried Rice, Schezwan Fried Rice
 on 18 Jul 18 05:12 PM
5

madam how to make schezwan sauce at home??
Tarla Dalal
19 Jul 18 08:54 AM
   Hi Jamila, Please check https://www.tarladalal.com/Schezwan-Sauce-Schezuan-Sauce-Chinese-Recipe-4190r
Schezuan Fried Rice, Schezwan Fried Rice
 on 03 May 18 02:59 PM
5

ma''am if we don''t have vinegar,what alternative can be used
Tarla Dalal
03 May 18 03:39 PM
   Hi Pooja, You can skip using vinegar.
Schezuan Fried Rice, Schezwan Fried Rice
 on 31 Mar 18 02:02 PM
5

Schezuan Fried Rice, Schezwan Fried Rice
 on 13 Jan 18 07:06 AM
5

Schezuan Fried Rice, Schezwan Fried Rice
 on 19 Dec 17 07:26 PM
5

Madam if celery is not available,what alternative can be used?
Tarla Dalal
20 Dec 17 09:30 AM
   Omit the celery it will yet taste nice...
Schezuan Fried Rice, Schezwan Fried Rice
 on 28 Jun 17 03:32 PM
2

Schezuan Fried Rice, Schezwan Fried Rice
 on 17 Jun 17 05:23 PM
5

Wow this is so delicious
Tarla Dalal
20 Jun 17 12:32 PM
   Hoi Foodie, we are delighted you loved the Schezuan Fried Rice recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
Schezuan Fried Rice, Schezwan Fried Rice
 on 10 Jun 17 05:44 PM
5

This was a superb recipe! Thank you!
Tarla Dalal
20 Jun 17 12:33 PM
   Thanks for the feedback. Happy cooking.
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