Schezwan Paneer Fried Rice

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Schezwan Paneer Fried Rice is an Indo-Chinese rice preparation in which cooked rice is stir-fried with paneer, veggies, and schezwan sauce. Use my easy recipe to make this at home.

If you like this recipe, try Schezwan Egg Fried Rice, Hibachi Fried Rice, and Vegetable Fried Rice.

Schezwan paneer fried rice served in a bowl.
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About Schezwan Paneer Fried Rice

Schezwan Paneer Fried Rice is a spicier version of Indo Chinese Paneer Fried Rice recipe.

Cooked rice is stir-fried with fried paneer cubes, crunchy vegetables, schezwan sauce, and a few more Chinese sauces.

It is easy to make, loaded with umami flavors and comes together in under 20 minutes.

You can also customize this recipe to your taste. Add more veggies or protein, or adjust the sauces to your taste.

Schezwan Paneer Rice can be served independently or with Indo-Chinese Veg Manchurian or Chilli Chicken.

It is a great dish to pack in a school or office lunch box.

Ingredients

Cooked Rice – Leftover rice works best for this recipe. I prefer long-grain basmati rice, but you can use short-grain white rice.

For a taste change, you can replace white rice with cooked brown rice, couscous, quinoa, broken wheat, cauliflower, etc.

Cool it completely if you cook fresh rice before stir-frying with other ingredients.

Paneer is the star ingredient of this recipe. For the best taste, use soft, non-chewy paneer. You can replace paneer with tofu to make it vegan.

Veggies – I have used carrots, green beans, mixed bell peppers, and green cabbage, but you can use any veggie of your choice. Mushrooms, broccoli, Asian greens, etc., are some examples.

Schezwan Sauce – Make Schezwan Sauce at home using my easy recipe or buy a bottle.

Others – You will also need oil, ginger, garlic, spring onions, dry red chilies, hot sauce, white vinegar, dark soy sauce, tomato ketchup, salt, and MSG.

MSG is optional but adds a beautiful flavor.

You can adjust the quantity of sauces as per your taste.

How To Make Schezwan Paneer Fried Rice

Fry The Paneer

Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan over medium heat. 

Arrange 200 g paneer (cut into ½ inch pieces) in the pan in a single layer and fry them from both sides until browned.

Remove on a plate and set aside.

Paneer pieces fried in oil in a pan.

Make The Fried Rice

Increase the heat to high.

Add 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger and 2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic to the pan and fry for 10-12 seconds.

Ginger and garlic added to hot oil.

Add 1 cup of chopped vegetables and saute for about a minute. I used a mix of carrots, green beans, mixed bell peppers and green cabbage.

Veggies added to the pan.

Add ¼ cup chopped spring onion greens and cook for 4-5 seconds.

Spring onions added to the pan.

Now add the following ingredients and cook for a minute.

  • 2-3 dry red chilies
  • 2 tablespoon schezwan sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon MSG (optional)
Dry chilies, Schezwan sauce, hot sauce, tomato ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, salta nd MSG added to the pan.

Add 3 cups of cooked and cooled white rice and fried paneer and mix everything well. Cook for a minute.

Cooked rice and fried paneer added to the pan.

Garnish with spring onion greens. Serve hot.

Ready Schezwan paneer fried rice garnished with chopped green onions.

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Schezwan Paneer Fried Rice is an Indo Chinese rice preparation where cooked rice is stir fried with paneer, veggies and schezwan sauce. Make this at home using my easy recipe.
5 from 1 vote

Schezwan Paneer Fried Rice Recipe

Schezwan Paneer Fried Rice is an Indo Chinese rice preparation where cooked rice is stir fried with paneer, veggies and schezwan sauce. Make this at home using my easy recipe.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 200 grams paneer (cut into ½ inch cubes)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1 cup chopped vegetables (I used a mix of carrots, green beans, mixed bell peppers and green cabbage)
  • ¼ cup chopped spring onion greens
  • 2-3 dry red chilies
  • 2 tablespoons Schezwan sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon MSG (optional)
  • 3 cups cooked and cooled white rice
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Instructions 

Fry The Paneer

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. 
  • Arrange paneer in the pan in a single layer and fry them from both sides until browned.
  • Remove on a plate and set aside.

Make The Fried Rice

  • Increase the heat to high.
  • Add ginger and garlic to the pan and fry for 10-12 seconds.
  • Add vegetables and saute for about a minute.
  • Add spring onion greens and cook for 4-5 seconds.
  • Now add dry red chilies, Schezwan sauce, hot sauce, white vinegar, dark soy sauce, tomato ketchup, salt, and, MSG, and cook for minute.
  • Add rice and fried paneer and mix everything well. Cook for a minute.
  • Garnish with spring onion greens. Serve hot.
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