Spicy Indo Chinese Schezwan Egg Fried Rice is a delicious Chinese style spicy rice preparation which is very easy to make at home. Here is how to make it.
Indo Chinese is one of the most popular cuisines in India when it comes to Continental food.
Well, you must be thinking why it is named as Indo Chinese and not Chinese?
It is because the Chinese food is modified to suit the taste palate of Indians, and thus the name.
And one of my most favorite recipes that belongs to this cuisine is this, Indo Chinese Schezwan Egg Fried Rice.
Just a simple stir fry of rice, veggies, and egg, this is just perfect for your lazy weekday dinners.
Apart from my weekday dinners, I also make and serve it as a side dish whenever Indo Chinese is on the menu for my weekend brunch.
It is simple yet filled with so many flavors, that you will make this rice recipe again and again.
The key ingredient that adds a lot of taste in this recipe is Schezwan Sauce.
If you want it to taste the best, always make the sauce at home.
It adds that beautiful freshness along with the spicy taste. But if you are short on time, you can even use the store-bought sauce.
So, what are you waiting for?
What is Schezwan Egg Fried Rice?
A plate full of healthy vegetables, rice and scrambled fried eggs with a piece of lemon, a ring of onion, and a glass full of juice; how can we not fall in love with this heavenly combination?
This recipe can make for a perfect dinner on winter nights.
It is very easy to prepare and can be modified according to your preferences.
The tangy-sourness of the Schezwan sauce combined with some healthy vegetables and other Chinese flavors will surely make up for a tiring day at the office and can also end the weekend on a delicious note.
This recipe is super easy to cook and when served with any Chinese style curry, it tastes amazing.
Rice – You can use any variety of rice to make Schezwan Fried Rice.
Here, I have used white rice, but you can also try the same recipe of Brown Rice, Quinoa, Broken Whole Wheat, etc.
Vegetables – This recipe is a great way to add vegetables to your family’s diet.
I have used capsicum, beans, cabbage, and carrots as it adds a beautiful crunch.
You can even add red/yellow bell pepper, spring onions, mushroom, zucchini, broccoli, etc.
Egg – Egg is scrambled and then mixed with rice in this recipe.
You can also add chicken or prawns if you want to add extra protein.
Other Ingredients – Other than the above, I have used schezwan sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, salt, chilli oil, ginger, garlic, and black pepper powder.
I have used homemade Schezwan Sauce, but if you can’t make it at home, you can use the store-bought ones.
This rice dish tastes delicious on its own.
It can also be served with Vegetable Hot and Sour Soup along with Chicken Momos for a complete meal.
If you have any leftover noodles, rice or vegetables, do check out the Chinese Bhel recipe.
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Step by Step Recipe
Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a wok.
When oil becomes hot, add ginger and garlic. Saute for just few seconds.
Add capsicum, beans, cabbage and carrots. Saute all veggies for 2-3 mins. Don’t overcook them.
Push the veggies on the side of the pan and add the remaining oil.
Add eggs and scramble them.
Now mix everything together.
Add schezwan sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, salt, chilli oil and black pepper and cook for a minute.
Add green chillies and onions.
Now add rice and toss everything nicely to coat the rice with all the sauces.
Check for salt, spiciness and sourness. Adjust the sauces as per your taste. Garnish with spring onion greens. Serve hot.
Here is how to make Schezwan Sauce at home.
Schezwan Egg Fried Rice Recipe
- 2 and ½ tbsp Sesame Oil
- ½ tsp Ginger (Finely Chopped)
- 2 tsp Garlic (Finely Chopped)
- 3 tsp Celery (Chopped)
- 1 tbsp Green Chilli
- ½ cup Onion (Chopped)
- ¼ cup Capsicum (Finely Chopped)
- ¼ cup Beans (Finely Chopped)
- 4 tbsp Cabbage (Finely Chopped)
- ¼ cup carrot (Finely Chopped)
- 3 Eggs
- 1 and ½ tsp Black pepper Powder
- Salt to taste
- 3 cups Cooked Rice
- 4 tbsp Schezwan Sauce
- 1 tsp Soy sauce
- 1 tsp Vinegar
- 1 tsp Brown Sugar
- 3 tsp Chilli Oil
- 4 tbsp Spring Onion Greens (Chopped)
- Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a wok.
- When oil becomes hot, add ginger and garlic. Saute for just few seconds.
- Add capsicum, beans, cabbage and carrots. Saute all veggies for 2-3 mins. Don't overcook them.
- Push the veggies on the side of the pan and add the remaining oil.
- Add eggs and scramble them.
- Now mix every thing together.
- Add schezwan sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, salt, chilli oil and black pepper and cook for a minute.
- Add green chillies and onions.
- Now add rice and toss everything nicely to coat the rice with all the sauces.
- Check for salt, spiciness and sourness. Adjust the sauces as per your taste. Garnish with spring onion greens. Serve hot.