Fried Rice with PaneerPaneer fried rice is a protein packed dish that is perfect to pack for lunch.

We (blogging marathoners) are starting a new week of mega marathon today. Iโ€™m going to post some easy and interesting Lunch box recipes this week. Iโ€™m going to start off with this quick Paneer fried rice that is both filling and delicious.Fried Rice with PaneerI work from home, so I donโ€™t have to really pack a lunchbox. When my husband is in town, I have pack him lunch and I usually pack dinner leftovers for him. But I thought I should explore some lunch box dishes this week, so that I have a few in my repertoire to whip up something quick for the lunchbox, when needed.Fried Rice with PaneerFirst up is this quick paneer fried rice. I used leftover brown rice and crumbled fresh paneer to make this dish under 20 minutes. This is like a vegetarian version of Chinese fried rice without the egg. I used finely chopped cabbage and grated carrot, to expedite the cooking process. You can add whatever veggies you have on hand, this is a great dish to use up all those last few veggies in the crisper.Fried Rice with PaneerI went the Chinese route and flavored the rice with soy sauce and chili-garlic sauce. But you can customize it to your preference and use Indian spices like ground cumin and garam masala instead. All in all this is colorful, delicious rice dish tastes great served hot, warm or at room temperature.

Here are a couple of Paneer based rice dishes on my blog:

Makhani Paneer Biryani


Quick Paneer Pulao (Pressure Cooker Method)

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Paneer Fried Rice
Paneer Fried Rice
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Paneer fried rice is a protein packed dish that is perfect to pack for lunch. It is quick and easy to make and is great to use up leftover rice.
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Paneer Fried Rice
Paneer Fried Rice
Yum
Print Recipe
Paneer fried rice is a protein packed dish that is perfect to pack for lunch. It is quick and easy to make and is great to use up leftover rice.
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1" Ginger piece, finely grated
  • 2 Garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 4 Scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup Cabbage, thinly shredded
  • 1 Large Carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 Small Green Pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Frozen Peas, thawed
  • 1 cup Paneer, crumbled
  • 3 cups Cooked Brown Rice, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1~2 tsp Chili garlic sauce
  • To taste Salt and Pepper
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large pan on medium-high heat; add ginger and garlic and cook until fragrant about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the scallions, cabbage, carrot and green pepper. Stir fry until the veggies are tender but still crisp, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add green peas and crumbled paneer, cook for 2~3 minutes.
  3. Next add the rice, soy sauce, chili-garlic sauce and mix gently until everything is evenly combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve hot, warm or at room temperature.
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18 thoughts on “Paneer Fried Rice Recipe”

  1. This is my all time favorite one and can’t fail!..very nicely done and its so good with brown rice..I normally add as cubes, the crumble looks more egg like right..looking forward to your theme this week as it will be so helpful!

  2. wow pavani paneer fried rice never looked so beautiful before, this is such a comforting bowl of fried rice.. Brown rice to make these fried rice is such an interesting twist, You always come up with some alluring recipes which are a virtual treat for us ๐Ÿ™‚ Fabulous recipe to start a theme with, Looking forward to your lunch box recipes this week !!

  3. Thats bowl of paneer fried rice makes me hungry already, who can resist to this lipsmacking fried rice. Even am a great fan of paneer especially in my fried rice. Absolutley irresistible.

  4. Paneer fried rice is a great lunch box recipe. Guess adding crumbled paneer really helps to get the flavors well. It looks delicious and as usual the pics are good,Pavani

  5. Sounds very flavorful. I do that often Pavani. I only never get a chance to take a picture and note the ingredients I added and it is lost forever :).

  6. The rice bowl is a wholesome meal with rice, veggies and paneer. It looks attractive plus has everything that a person would want for a healthy meal. The use of left over rice is a great idea, must try it.

  7. I thought I commented here.. anyways…
    The paneer fried rice looks like something my lilttle one would like to take next year on for her lunchbox ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Love how you have used paneer in the crumbled form. It resembles the egg in the fried rice. I love the texture and flavor of brown rice and using the leftover rice is a great idea to make a quick lunch box dish.

  9. Rice is my kind of dish for lunch boxes and I love Indo-chinese too so this is a win win for me and my family. Love the way you used crumbled paneer instead of eggs.

  10. Though I love paneer, I’m surprised I haven’t made a paneer rice dish as yet! This is an easy doable recipe with leftover rice. I usually don’t like cabbage on its own so this is a great way to add it to rice along with other veggies and paneer.

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