Schezwan Egg Fried Rice

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Schezwan Egg Fried Rice is an Indo-Chinese dish in which cooked rice is stir-fried with scrambled eggs, Schezwan sauce, veggies, and other Chinese sauces. Use my easy recipe to make it.

You may like some more fried rice recipes: Thai Fried Rice, Chinese Egg Fried Rice, Chicken Fried Rice, Thai Pineapple Fried Rice, and Chinese Mushroom Fried Rice.

Schezwan egg fried rice served in a bowl.
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About Schezwan Egg Fried Rice

Schezwan Egg Fried Rice is an Indo-Chinese dish in which cooked fried rice is stir-fried with veggies, Schezwan sauce, and a few other Chinese sauces.

It is the spicier version of the regular Chinese vegetable fried rice.

Schezwan fried rice with eggs is quite popular in Indo-Chinese restaurants worldwide, as well as in roadside stalls and shops in India.

But now, using my easy recipe, you can make it at home using a few simple ingredients in under 20 minutes.

When made at home, you can be sure of the quality of the ingredients. You can also customize it to your taste. Feel free to add more veggies or adjust the sauces according to your taste.

Serve Schezwan egg rice on its own for a light meal, with a spicy Indo-Chinese gravy or stir fry for a hearty brunch, or pack it in the kids’ lunch box.

Ingredients

Cooked Rice – Use leftover cold white rice for the best result. You can use any white rice, but my favorite is long-grain basmati rice. Jasmine rice, sona masuri, etc work great too.

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

If you cook fresh rice, cool it completely before stir-frying; otherwise, it will get mushy. To speed up the cooling process, spread the warm rice on a baking tray and cover the tray with cling film. Now refrigerate it for 30 minutes or free for 15 minutes.

Vegetables – I like to load my fried rice recipes with green bell peppers (capsicum), green beans, green cabbage, and carrots. You can also add red or yellow bell peppers, spring onions (scallions), mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, etc.

Eggs – Use fresh eggs for the best flavor.

You can add chicken or shrimp (prawns) if you want extra protein. 

Schezwan Sauce – This is the star ingredient of this recipe.

I use my Homemade Schezwan Sauce, which tastes much better than store-bought and is also free of artificial colors and preservatives. But if you have a time crunch, you can buy a bottle.

Others – You will also need dark soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, salt, chili oil, fresh ginger, garlic, and black pepper powder.

Use white sugar if brown sugar is not available.

How To Make Schezwan Egg Fried Rice

Heat 2 tablespoon sesame oil in a nonstick wok over high heat.

Oil heating in a wok.

Once the oil is hot and shimmery, add the following ingredients.

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green chilies

Saute for 10-12 seconds.

Ginger, garlic, green chilies and celery added to the wok.

Add ½ cup of chopped onions and saute for 30 seconds.

Onions added to the wok.

Add the following veggies to the wok and saute for a minute. Don’t overcook the veggies.

  • ¼ cup of finely cubed green bell pepper
  • ¼ cup of finely chopped green beans
  • ½ cup of finely shredded green cabbage
  • ¼ cup of finely chopped carrots
Veggies added to the wok.

Push the veggies on the side of the wok and add the remaining ½ tablespoon of sesame oil.

Veggies pushed to the side and remaining oil added to the wok.

Add 3 whisked eggs and scramble them.

Whisked eggs added to the wok.
Scrambled eggs.

Now mix everything together.

Scrambled eggs and vegetables mixed together.

Add the following ingredients and cook for a minute.

  • 4 tablespoon Schezwan sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoon chili oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
Schezwan sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, salt and pepper added to the wok.

Now add 3 cups of cooked and cooled white rice and toss everything nicely to coat the rice with all the sauces.

Cooked and cooled white rice added to the wok.

Check for salt, spiciness, and sourness. Adjust the sauces as per your taste.

Garnish with 4 tablespoon chopped spring onion greens and serve hot.

Ready Schezwan egg fried rice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Szechuan egg fried rice very spicy?

Yes, this recipe is very hot and spicy. However, the spiciness level can be adjusted per an individual’s tolerance for spice.

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Schezwan Egg Fried Rice is an Indo-Chinese dish where cooked rice is stir-fried with scrambled eggs, Schezwan sauce, veggies, and a few other Chinese sauces. Make it using my easy recipe.
5 from 3 votes

Schezwan Egg Fried Rice Recipe

Schezwan Egg Fried Rice is an Indo-Chinese dish where cooked rice is stir-fried with scrambled eggs, Schezwan sauce, veggies, and a few other Chinese sauces. Make it using my easy recipe.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 and ½ tablespoons sesame oil (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green chilies
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • ¼ cup finely cubed green bell peppers (capsicum)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green beans
  • ½ cup finely shredded green cabbage
  • ¼ cup finely chopped carrot
  • 3 large eggs (whisked)
  • 4 tablespoons Schezwan sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 3 teaspoons chili oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 3 cups cooked and cooled white rice
  • 4 tablespoons chopped spring onion greens
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Instructions 

  • Heat 2 tbsp sesame of oil in a nonstick wok over high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot and shimmery, add ginger, garlic, celery, and green chilies. Saute for 10-12 seconds.
  • Add onions and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add bell pepper, beans, cabbage, and carrots to the wok and saute for a minute. Don't overcook the veggies.
  • Push the veggies on the side of the wok and add the remaining ½ tablespoon of sesame oil.
  • Add whisked eggs and scramble them.
  • Now mix everything together.
  • Add Schezwan sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, salt, chili oil, and black pepper powder, and cook for a minute.
  • 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 and serve hot.

Video

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Notes

You can replace white rice with cooked brown rice, couscous, quinoa, broken wheat, cauliflower, etc for a taste change.
In case you are cooking fresh rice, then cool it completely before stir-frying, otherwise, it will get mushy. To fasten the cooling process, spread the warm rice on a baking tray and cover the tray with a cling film. Now refrigerate it for 30 minutes or free for 15 minutes.
You can also add red or yellow bell peppers, spring onions (scallions), mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, etc to this recipe.
Add chicken or shrimp (prawns) if you want to add extra protein. 
Adjust the sauces and green chilies as per your taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 329kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 123mg, Sodium: 471mg, Potassium: 199mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1621IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 1mg
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