Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe

This Schezwan fried rice recipe is a quick and easy Indo-Chinese meal. It is a great use for leftover rice and also makes a delicious packed lunch option.

Prepare the Schezwan sauce ahead of time and store it to save on cooking time. It is essential to keep all the ingredients ready before you start cooking this stir fry recipe to get that perfect smoky flavor.

Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe

Best Recipes Which Pairs Well with Fried Rice

1. Schezwan Vegetables

Veg Schezwan Fried Rice is one of the easiest & most popular Indo-Chinese recipes. This spicy stir fry can be served with a variety of manchurians like Gobi Manchurian, Baby Corn Manchurian or Mushroom Manchurian or simply with a salad and vegetables. The key to success here is using properly cooled cooked rice, so it doesn’t become mushy. It is also important to cook veggies on high heat so they stay crisp and crunchy.

Make Schezwan Vegetables for fried rice:

To make veg schezwan fried rice, heat oil in a large wok or pan (preferably non-stick) on high flame. Add finely chopped garlic & ginger and saute for 30-40 seconds. Now, add the finely chopped vegetables – I used french beans, carrots, cabbage & capsicum. Fry them on high flame until they are lightly browned. Stir in schezwan sauce, red chilli powder, soy sauce, tomato ketchup and salt. Mix well and add the cooked rice. Stir gently to combine and remove from heat. Garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot.

2. Schezwan Rice

Schezwan fried rice is a spicy and delicious Indo-Chinese dish made with crunchy stir-fried vegetables and long grain basmati or sona masoori rice mixed in schezwan sauce. This recipe is easy to make at home in just 15 minutes with pre-cooked rice and homemade schezwan sauce. This is a must-try recipe for spicy food lovers!

Make Schezwan Rice:

For the best results, use basmati or long grained rice. You can also swap the vegetables with your favourites and add vegetarian protein like tofu or paneer. Serve this schezwan fried rice with any of your favourite Indo-Chinese dishes like Gobi Manchurian or Veg Stir Fry Noodles.

Rinse the rice and soak it for about 10 to 20 mins. Bring about 10 cups water to a boil and add salt. Add the rice to the boiling water and cook it on medium high flame till al dente (not too mushy). Drain the rice and keep aside. Keep all the ingredients for this schezwan fried rice handy as stir fry recipes need quick and timely prep to avoid any last minute scramble.

3. Schezwan Sauce

Authentic Schezwan sauce is very hot, spicy and pungent. But it can be made at home very easily and is much better than the store bought ones as it doesn’t contain any added MSG. It can be used for making fried rice, noodles or even for spicy snacks like cutlets, pakoras, popcorn chicken etc.

This is a great recipe to make with leftover cooked rice and it also works well if you prepare the sauce and veggies ahead of time. It is a quick, easy and delicious meal that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Make Schezwan Sauce:

To make this schezwan fried rice, heat oil in a large pan or wok. Add finely chopped garlic, ginger and onion. Saute for 30 seconds. Add capsicum, carrot and french beans. Increase flame to high and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle salt and mix well. Add rice and toss well. Taste and add salt, crushed black pepper or red chilli powder if required. Garnish with 2 tbsp spring onions greens and serve.

4. Schezwan Garnish

This easy schezwan fried rice is an amazing vegetarian/vegan recipe that tastes just like the one you order in your favourite Indo Chinese restaurant. It’s super quick & easy to make with long-grained leftover rice, Schezuan sauce & lots of veggies. You can also add in a few beaten eggs if you want it to be more filling & protein rich.

Schezwan Garnish

Ingredients: Cooked rice works best for this schezwan fried rice recipe. Day old rice works even better! Just ensure that it’s cooled down completely before using. You can also use fresh long-grained rice if you prefer.

Instructions: Heat oil in a pan/wok and stir fry veggies of your choice (carrot, capsicum, french beans, cabbage etc) for 2-3 minutes in high flame. Add the boiled/leftover rice and sprinkle Ching’s secret schezwan fried rice masala on top. Mix well & garnish with spring onions before serving. Enjoy! This schezwan fried rice is perfect for an instant meal or side dish.

Serving Suggestions

  • First, garnish your Schezwan Fried Rice with freshly chopped spring onions for a burst of color and freshness.
  • Then, serve it hot alongside your favorite Indo-Chinese accompaniments like Manchurian or chili garlic sauce.