Schezwan Fried Rice

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Schezwan Fried Rice (Szechuan Fried Rice) is an easy and delicious Indo-Chinese stir-fry dish in which cooked rice is tossed with spicy sauces and veggies. Here’s how to make it.

You can also try some of my other favorite rice recipes – Cilantro Lemon Rice, Thai Fried Rice, Egg Fried Rice, Chicken Fried Rice, and Mushroom Fried Rice.

Schezwan fried rice served in a bowl.
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I am very proud of my homemade Schezwan sauce recipe. It has the perfect blend of spicy, tangy, and umami, and the flavors explode in your mouth. I almost always have a bottle in my refrigerator because it comes in very handy when making various Indo-Chinese-style recipes.

I recently used it to make this Schezwan fried rice, and needless to say, it was a keepsake recipe, too. Whenever I have a recipe that I love, I make sure to share it with you all. So here you go!

About Schezwan Fried Rice

Schezwan Fried Rice is an Indo-Chinese dish in which cooked rice is stir-fried with a few sauces, seasoning, protein, and veggies. It is served at street carts selling Chinese-style food all over India, and many restaurants also have it on their menu.

This dish is quick and easy to make. It uses a few simple ingredients and is a great way to use leftover rice.

This Szechuan fried rice recipe is also customizable. You can load it with more veggies to make it healthier, add a protein of your choice, or adjust the sauces to your liking.

Ingredients

Cooked Rice – Use cooked and cooled white rice. You can use any variety of non-sticky rice.

If you use hot rice, the result can be mushy and sticky. Day-old rice or properly cooled rice will give you separate grains.

White rice can also be replaced with cooked brown rice, quinoa, or couscous.

If you are making fresh rice, let it cool down fully before you make this fried rice.

Vegetables – I have added carrots, green bell peppers (capsicum), green beans, and green cabbage, but you can add more vegetables. Some examples are mushrooms, corn, purple cabbage, and zucchini.

Sauce – You will need Schezwan sauce, dark soy sauce, and tomato ketchup.

I use my homemade Schezwan Sauce, but you can also use store-bought.

MSG (Ajinomoto) – This is optional but adds a nice umami taste to Indo-Chinese-style recipes. Do not use it if you are allergic to it or pregnant.

Oil – Use any cooking oil.

Others – You will also need white vinegar, ginger, garlic, spring onion greens, and salt.

How To Make Szechuan Fried Rice

Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a wok over high heat.

Once the oil is hot, add 2 teaspoon finely chopped ginger and 2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic and fry for 10-12 seconds, stirring continuously.

Ginger and garlic added to hot oil in a wok.

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

Vegetables added to the wok.

Add ¼ cup of chopped spring onion greens and cook for 5-6 seconds.

Spring onion greens added to the wok.

Now add the following ingredients and cook for 30-40 seconds.

  • 2 tablespoon schezwan sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon MSG (optional)
Schezwan sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, salt and MSG added to the wok.

Add 2 cups of cooked and cooled rice and mix everything well. Cook for a minute.

Cooked rice added to the wok.

Check for salt and sauces. Add more if needed.

Garnish with spring onion greens. Serve hot.

Ready Schezwan fried rice.

Pro Tips By Neha

Keep all the ingredients ready before starting to cook the fried rice. You need to quickly add ingredients one after the other and cook them over high heat to get the best flavor.

Serving Suggestions

You can serve spicy and delicious fried rice on its own or with delectable sides such as Veg Manchurian, Chilli Chicken, Vegetables In Hot Garlic Sauce, or any other Indo-Chinese gravy you choose. 

As this rice is spicy and full of flavor, I also like to serve it as a main course with a side of some soup such as Chinese Hot and Sour Soup or some starters such as Spring Rolls or Chicken Momos.

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Schezwan Fried Rice (Szechuan Fried Rice) is an easy and delicious Indo-Chinese stir-fry dish in which cooked rice is tossed with spicy sauces and veggies. Here's how to make it.
4.43 from 7 votes

Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe

Schezwan Fried Rice (Szechuan Fried Rice) is an easy and delicious Indo-Chinese stir-fry dish in which cooked rice is tossed with spicy sauces and veggies. Here's how to make it.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1 cup chopped mixed vegetables (I have used carrots, green beans, bell peppers and green cabbage)
  • ¼ cup chopped spring onion greens
  • 2 tablespoons Schezwan sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon MSG (optional)
  • 2 cups cooked white rice (cooled)
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Instructions 

  • Heat oil in a wok over high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add ginger and garlic and fry for 10-12 seconds, stirring continuously.
  • Add the chopped vegetables and saute for about a minute.
  • Add spring onion greens and cook for 5-6 seconds.
  • Now add schezwan sauce, white vinegar, dark soy sauce, tomato ketchup, salt, and MSG, and cook for 30-40 seconds.
  • Add the cooked rice and mix everything well. Cook for a minute.
  • Check for salt and sauces. Add more if needed.
  • Garnish with spring onion greens. Serve hot.

Notes

Keep all the ingredients ready before starting to cook the fried rice. You need to quickly add ingredients one after the other and cook them over high heat to get the best flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Sodium: 431mg, Potassium: 148mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 2330IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 1mg
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