This spicy Schezwan Fried Rice is an easy and delicious rice stir fry dish where cooked rice is tossed with spicy sauces and veggies. Here is how to make it.
You can also try some of my other favorite Mixed Rice Recipes – Cilantro Lime Rice, Thai Fried Rice, Chinese Egg Fried Rice, Chicken Fried Rice, Easy Mushroom Fried Rice, and One-Pot Mexican Rice.
About This Recipe
Schezwan Fried Rice is an Indo-Chinese dish where rice is stir-fried along with a few sauces, seasoning, protein and veggies.
I love how easy this recipe is – a quick stir fry and you are done!
You can even add more vegetables or some protein such as Tofu, Paneer or if you are looking for a non-veg version, add in some egg, chicken or prawns and stir fry with the other ingredients.
This recipe uses Schezwan Sauce, which makes this fried rice extra spicy.
I like to make Chinese Schezwan Sauce at home, which brings out a delicious flavor in my recipe.
But if you are short of time, you can also use the store-bought ones. But make sure you buy a good quality sauce, to get the authentic taste.
This Fried Rice is,
- A perfect recipe for leftover rice
- Apt for weekday meals
Rice – This recipe tastes best when made with leftover rice. Even if you are making fresh rice, let it cool down fully before you make this fried rice.
Vegetables – I have added vegetables such as carrots, bell peppers, beans, spring onion greens and cabbage, but you can add more vegetables of your choice.
Sauce – For the sauce, I have used schezwan sauce, red chilli sauce, soy sauce and tomato sauce. You can also make Schezwan Sauce at home, the homemade version tastes the best when mixed with this rice. Try my recipe here.
MSG – This adds a nice flavour when it comes to Chinese food, but you can avoid adding it too.
Other Ingredients – We will also need oil ginger, garlic, red chillies, spring onion greens, salt and vinegar.
Step By Step Recipe
Heat oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot, add ginger and garlic and fry for a few seconds.
Add the chopped vegetables and saute for a minute.
Add spring onion greens and cook for a few seconds.
Now add dry red chillies, Schezwan sauce, red chilli sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, tomato ketchup, salt and MSG and cook for minute.
Add the cooked rice and mix everything well. Cook for a minute.
Garnish with spring onion greens. Serve hot.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can add vegetables such as carrots, bell peppers, beans, spring onion greens, cabbage, mushrooms, corn, zucchini, cauliflower etc.
Yes, all the ingredients used in this recipe are vegan, making it apt for your special diet.
You can serve spicy and delicious Fried Rice on its own or along with some delectable sides such as Indo-Chinese Veg Manchurian, Indo Chinese Chilli Chicken, Soya Chunks Manchurian, Vegetables In Chinese Chilli Garlic Sauce or any other Indo Chinese gravy of your choice.
As this rice is spicy and full of flavor on its own, I also like to serve it on its own as a main course with a side of some soup such as Chinese Hot and Sour Soup or Egg Drop Soup or along with some starters such as Spring Rolls or Chicken Momos.
If you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container for about a day or two in the fridge. Reheat it in a pan or microwave properly, before serving.
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe
- 1 tbsp Oil
- 1 tsp Ginger (finely chopped)
- 2 tsp Garlic (finely chopped)
- 1 cup Mixed Vegetables (I have used carrots, beans, bell peppers and cabbage)
- 1/4 cup Spring Onion Greens (chopped)
- 2-3 Dry Red Chillies
- 2 tbsp Schezwan Sauce
- 1 tbsp Red Chilli Sauce
- 1 tbsp Vinegar
- 1 tsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp Tomato Sauce
- Salt (to taste)
- 1/4 tsp MSG (optional)
- 2 cups Cooked Rice (cold)
- Heat oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot, add ginger and garlic and fry for a few seconds.
- Add the chopped vegetables and saute for about a minute.
- Add spring onion greens and cook for a few seconds.
- Now add dry red chillies, schezwan sauce, red chilli sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, tomato ketchup, salt and MSG and cook for minute.
- Add the cooked rice and mix everything well. Cook for a minute.
- Garnish with spring onion greens. Serve hot.