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Paneer Fried Rice

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.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Add green peas and crumbled paneer, cook for 2~3 minutes.
  • Next add the rice, soy sauce, chili-garlic sauce and mix gently until everything is evenly combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve hot, warm or at room temperature.
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