schezwan fried rice recipe
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Schezwan Fried Rice

schezwan fried rice is a spicy and tasty indo chinese recipe of stir fried vegetables and rice in schezwan sauce
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: main course
Cuisine: indo chinese
Servings: 3 to 4
Author: Dassana Amit

Ingredients

for cooking rice

  • 1.5 cups basmati rice or long grained rice
  • 6 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 3 drops of oil

for making schezwan fried rice

  • 2 or 2.5 cups finally chopped vegetables (i used - 1 medium carrot, 8 french beans, ¼ cup finally chopped cabbage, 1 small capsicum/green bell pepper)
  • 1 or 2 spring onions (scallions) - finely chopped - reserve the greens for garnishing
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped celery (optional) - skip if you do not have.
  • 2 to 3 garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon schezwan sauce or as required
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed black pepper or as required
  • ½ teaspoon rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar or regular vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil or any vegetable oil
  • salt as required

Instructions

cooking rice

  • rinse rice very well till the water runs clear of starch. soak the rice in enough water for 30 minutes.
  • drain and keep aside.
  • in a pot, bring to a gentle boil 6 cups of water with salt and 2 to 3 drops of oil.
  • add the soaked and drained rice to the hot water.
  • on a low to medium flame cook the rice without the lid.
  • when the rice becomes al dente or just cooked, remove the pot from fire and strain the rice.
  • gently rinse the rice in water so that they stop cooking and don't stick to each other.
  • cover the rice and keep aside.

making schezwan fried rice

  • finely chop all the vegetables. you can even shred the vegetables in a food processor.
  • heat oil in a wok. add garlic and saute for a 15 to 20 seconds.
  • add the onions, celery and all the vegetables.
  • increase the flame and stir fry the vegetables on a high heat.
  • more finely the vegetables are chopped, more faster they will cook.
  • keep on stirring and tossing the vegetables on a high heat continuously. so that they are equally browned and cooked.
  • when the edges of the veggies starts to become light brown, add schezwan sauce.
  • stir and then add the drained rice in parts. mix and toss the rice with the veggies gently.
  • season with salt, pepper and vinegar. stir and toss well so that the sauce coats all the rice grains evenly.
  • garnish with the spring onions greens.
  • serve schezwan fried rice plain or with a side indo chinese dish like veg manchurian, mushroom manchurian or any dish of your choice.