Veg Schezwan Fried Rice

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Schezwan fried rice can be served with recipes like veg manchurian, veg balls in hot garlic, mushroom manchurian, paneer manchurian or any sauce based dish. it also tastes good on its own.Schezwan-Fried-rice1

INGREDIENTS:

for cooking rice:

1.5 cups basmati rice or long grained rice

6 cups water

½ tsp salt

2-3 drops of oil

for making schezwan rice:

2 or 2.5 cups finally chopped vegetables ( i used 1 medium carrot, 8 french beans, ¼ cup finally chopped cabbage, 1 small capsicum/green bell pepper)

1 or 2 spring onions/scallions finely chopped, reserve the greens for garnishing

1 tsp finely chopped celery (optional), skip if you do not have.

2-3 garlic, finely chopped

2 tbsp schezwan sauce or as required – click for the recipe of schezwan sauce

¼ tsp black pepper or as required

½ tsp rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar or regular vinegar

2 tbsp sesame oil or any vegetable oil

salt as required

Recipe

preparing rice:

  1. rinse rice very well till the water runs clear of starch. soak the rice in enough water for 30 minutes.
  2. drain and keep aside.
  3. in a pot, bring to a gentle boil 6 cups of water with salt and 2 to 3 drops of oil.
  4. add the soaked and drained rice to the hot water.
  5. on a low to medium flame cook the rice without the lid.
  6. when the rice becomes al dente or just cooked, remove the pot from fire and strain the rice.
  7. gently rinse the rice in water so that they stop cooking and don’t stick to each other.
  8. cover the rice and keep aside.
preparing schezwan fried rice:
  1. finely chop all the vegetables. you can even shred the vegetables in a food processor.
  2. heat oil in a wok. add garlic and saute for a 15 to 20 seconds.
  3. add the onions, celery and all the vegetables.
  4. increase the flame and stir fry the vegetables on a high heat.
  5. more finely the vegetables are chopped, more faster they will cook.
  6. keep on stirring and tossing the vegetables on a high heat continuously. so that they are equally browned and cooked.
  7. when the edges of the veggies starts to become light brown, add schezwan sauce.
  8. stir and then add the drained rice in parts.
  9. mix and toss the rice with the veggies gently.
  10. season with salt, pepper and vinegar. stir and toss well so that the sauce coats all the rice grains evenly.
  11. garnish the schezwan fried rice with the spring onions greens.
  12. serve schezwan fried rice plain or with a side indo chinese dish like veg manchurian, mushroom manchurian or any dish of your choice.

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