Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe

Schezwan fried rice is a vegan stir-fried rice variant that features a bold and spicy homemade schezwan sauce loaded with healthy mix vegetables, aromatics and herbs. This popular but easy Indo Chinese recipe is simple to make from scratch using wholesome ingredients. Let’s check out the recipe below:-


2 cups Water
(thick) – 20 nos Dry red chillies
(medium, roughly cut) – ½ no Onion chopped
5nos Garlic cloves
(roughly chopped – 1 ½ tbsp Ginger chopped
¼ cup Oil
4tbsp Oil
1½ tbsp Ginger chopped
1½ tbsp Garlic chopped
3tbsp Soya sauce
(Schzewan)- 2tsp Pepper powder
1 tsp Sugar
3 tbsp Vinegar
to taste Salt
¾ cup Tomato ketchup
1cup Water
3tbsp Oil
2tsp Garlic chopped
2 tsp Ginger chopped
¼ cup Onion chopped
¼ cup Cabbage Chopped
¼ cup Beans chopped
¼ cup Capsicum chopped
¼ cup Carrots chopped
4cups Rice basmati Boiled
3tbsp Soya sauce
a pinch Pepper powder
to taste Salt
4tbsp Schzewan sauce
1tbsp Vinegar
handful Spring Onions Chopped


FOR SCHEZWAN CHUTNEY: To make the Schezwan sauce or chutney remove the stems from the chillies and place them in a pan with water, onion, ginger and garlic. Bring it to a boil, lower the heat and cover. Cook for 15-20mins or till the chillies is tender. Remove them from heat and let them cool a bit. Add them to a grinder and pour over the oil. Grind it to a fine paste.

2. In a fresh pan heat oil and saute ginger and garlic till they brown. Add the chilli paste and cook till the oil oozes out. At this stage add soya sauce, pepper powder or Schezwan Pepper powder, sugar, vinegar, salt and tomato ketchup. Cook for a minute and add water. Bring it to a boil and make it into a thick but pouring consistency. Remove from heat and let it cool.

3. You can serve this sauce with spring rolls, dim sum, soups, rice and noodles.

4. FOR FRIED RICE: To make the fried rice heat a deep pan or kadhai to high heat and then pour some oil. Lightly saute garlic and ginger but do not brown them. Add onions, cabbage, beans, capsicum, carrots, and toss them together for a minute. Add the rice, soya sauce, pepper powder, salt, schzewan sauce and vinegar. Toss the rice for 3mins on high heat. Sprinkle spring onions, toss and remove. Serve the fried rice hot.

(Recipe By Chef Kunal Kapur)

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