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Schezwan Fried Rice | Indo-Chinese Recipe

Schezwan Fried Rice is a popular Indo-Chinese dish that is spicy and lipsmackingly delicious. Serve it with vegetable manchurian for a yummy meal.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: fusion, indo chinese
Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients

For Crispy Tofu:

  • 1 14oz. Block of Extra firm Tofu, drained and pressed to remove excess water
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Nutritional Yeast (optional but tasty)
  • To taste Salt & Pepper

For the Fried Rice:

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1" Ginger piece, finely grated
  • 2~3 Garlic cloves, finely minced
  • ½ cup Scallions/ Green Onions, chopped
  • 1 cup Cabbage – thinly sliced
  • 1 Medium Carrot, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup Green Beans, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Mushroom, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup Green Peas
  • 2~3 tbsp Schezwan Sauce, adjust as per taste
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • To taste Salt & Pepper
  • 4 cups Cooked Rice, preferably cooked at least 2~3 hours in advance or overnight

Instructions

Make Crispy Tofu:

  • Lay the tofu on a kitchen towel or paper towels to absorb excess moisture. Slice the block through the middle and then cut into ½" thick pieces.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet or a wok; add the tofu and cook stirring occasionally until golden brown on all sides.
  • Add soy sauce, nutritional yeast (if using), salt and pepper. Mix well and cook till nice and crispy. Remove onto a plate and set aside.

Make Fried Rice:

  • Heat oil in a large bottom pan or a wok; add the grated ginger and minced garlic. Saute for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add all the vegetables and cook on medium-high flame until crisp tender, about 6~8 minutes.
  • Stir in the Schezwan sauce, soy sauce, salt and pepper and mix well, cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the cooked rice and mix well until combined.
  • Cook for another 3~4 minutes. Serve hot along with vegetable manchurian for a delicious and filling meal.

Notes

  • I use sona masoori rice to make this dish. But brown rice would work really well as well.
  • Vegetables added to this dish can be customized to ones likes and preferences. Here are a few more veggie ideas: broccoli, peppers, baby corn, cauliflower, corn, edamame etc.