7 March 2007

Schezwan Rice



It's fairly quick to fix an Indo-Chinese dinner, especially if your guests like this cuisine. You can have a variety of dishes which hardly take much cooking time. I think I spend more time chopping up the vegetables than actually cooking the dish. This recipe for schezwan rice is long overdue. So let's get straight to it!

You will need:
3 cups cooked rice
¾ cup of diced carrots, beans and peas
¾ cup of leeks/spring onions
Ajinomoto – optional
Schezwan sauce – see recipe here
Salt, pepper
Colour – optional
Note: I do not use colour or msg in my recipes

Blanch the carrots, beans and peas. Heat oil and butter in a pan. Stir fry the vegetables for 2 minutes. Add the rice, schezwan sauce, salt, pepper, colour, ajinomoto and leeks/ spring onions and stir fry. Garnish with leeks/spring onions. Serve with Chilli chicken or Manchurian.

33 comments:

Shilpa said...

Hi Jyothsna,

Thanks for visiting my blog! :) I love Chinese-style fried rice, too, but find myself having to use lots and lots of oil to get the separate grains, they way they do it in Chinese restaurants.

your chilli chicken looks sensational, by the way!

USHA said...

Hi Jyothsna,

Thanks for visiting and dropping your valuable comment in myblog:)).

You got wonderful collection special receipes...It was interesting....

Sharmi said...

Hi Jyothsna,
You have got a pretty name!
thanks for dropping by my site and for the valuable comments. In India I loved eating chinese, but in US i am really scared to go to a chinese restaurant being a vegetarian. so I can try this recipe now.

Asha said...

Hi J!! I will join the others.Thanks for visiting me and for your valuable comments!!
That's said,I love Chinese,not necessarily the restaurant one's bcos of excess oil they use.Thanks for the authentic home made recipe.Looks great.

KitchenFairy said...

Hahaha!!Why can't you change ur name to Schezwan Jyo?(Enne Kollalle..Sorry).I love chinese food.Ur rice and chilli chicken looks good.In Sharjah there is one Chinese Resturant,Peking,Once I had these rice from there ..I will try ur recipe...

Pravs said...

Thanks for coming by and the sweet comment.
Love chinese food...and now can i take a scoop of this rice ? Looks delicious.

Sia's corner said...

yum yum... i love anything indo-chinese. dont like chinese restaurent ones though. i found them quite bland to my taste.

Mishmash ! said...

I like Indo -chinese rather than the chinese ;) The best fried rice I ever tasted is from our kerala restuarants...I make fried rice but never tried with a Schezwan sauce...should try that once...Is this part of ur V-day dinner ?;)

swapna said...

hi jyothsna
what a lovely color of the rice.looking tasty!!i too like the combo of manchurian and the fried rice.

Susan said...

I haven't heard of ajinomoto. But your rice looks delicious!

Maheswari said...

I love all indo-chinese dishes.I loved this schezwan rice.Quick and easy.Thanks for sharing.

just for fun said...

Thats a nice schezwan rice. interesting recipe.

Gattina said...

so easy to do, and I can imagine the great flavor! I love this rice!

bee (jugalbandi.info) said...

wow. schezwan sauce from scratch. i'm bookmarking that.

Sushma said...

Hello Jyothsna,

Thanxs for stopping by at my blog. I love the Indian styled Chinese fried rice..thanxs for sharing the lovely recipe

sra said...

Hi Jyothsna! Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice blog you've got here.

Sandeepa said...

Hey i had left a comment here, but guess got lost in blogosphere :)

The Rice looks tempting. Do you make the sauce too ? I have always used a store bought one, let me check yours now

Sig said...

Hey Jyothsna, Indo-Chinese is my favorite, and yours is too "authentic" (if I can use that word for any indo-chinese dish at all :D),with the sauce from scratch and all. Will definitely try this dish.

KitchenFairy said...

rice,chicken um vilambi vechitte evide poyi ??!! randum koodi weekend adichu poliche nadakukkayalle..mathi karakkam thirichu varu...

Vcuisine said...

Hi Jyotsa, Nice blog. So you are close to me. I live in Kuwait. Interesting recipes. Will keep visiting. Viji

RP said...

That looks good. Tempting to learn chinese cuisine! I love chinese food, but never got around to cooking them a lot.

Jyothsna said...

Shilpa - Welcome here :). You don't have to use a lot of oil, if you cook the rice separately.

Usha - Thankyou! And do drop by more often.

Sharmi - Thankyou :) And welcome to currybazaar! You can make Chinese at home now!

Asha - Oh thanks so much for visiting!!! :) At home, you don't have to use too much oil, and it tastes good too.

Kitchen Fairy - Hahaha!! :) Try Bamboo Chinese, its a great restaurant.

Pravs - Thanks for dropping by! yeah you can take as much as you want.:)

Supriya - Now you can spice it up at home itself!!

Shn - Yeah ;) I too prefer Indo-Chinese, the real Chinese is very different.

Swapna - Thanks, you should try it!

Susan - Thanks!! Ajinomoto is MSG/mono sodium glutamate.

Mahe - Thanks, you should try it!

Just for fun - Thankyou!

Gattina - Thanks!

Bee - Thanks. Try it too.:)

Sushma - Thankyou. :)

Sra - Thakyou for visiting! Do come again. :)

Sandeepa - Yeah, blogosphere is weird!! Yep, I make the sauce, it turns out better than store bought ones and it very quick to make.

Sig - Welcome here! Thanks for your nice words!:)

Viji - Yep, since you are so close by, keep dropping by!:)

RP - Hi! Its easy you see, thats why I make it!!

sailaja said...

Jyothsna, you sure are blogging a lot of Indo-Chinese Cuisine. My fav!!

I like you recipe for Schezwan rice and the fact that you prepare your own sauce. Its always so much better than the store bought ones..:). What makes it even more appealing is there is no use of color or msg!

Mallugirl said...

i make a simple fried rice and so ur schewan versio is a great change. will be trying it soon.do u really need to blanch the veggies? i stir fry as is. also finally a homemade sauce!

Dilip said...

great rice dish...looks wonderful...thanks for sharing...

Jyothsna said...

Sailaja - Yeah, we do like Chinese:) With a home-made sauce, the use of oil can be cut down, can also avoid msg and colour.

Shaheen - Blanching the vegs reduces use of oil while stir frying. Yeah, the home made sauce is far better than the ones I've bought!:)

Dilipji - Thankyou for your kind words! :)

trupti said...

This recipe is wonderful...I love Chinese Fried rice..thanks to your different recipe, I'll be making it soon.

trupti

Maneka Nirmal said...

hey jotsna..
u ot a bunch of wonderful recipes out here..i would like to see more chinees dishes ..enjoy blogging
thanks for visiting my blog..

Sumitha said...

Yummy!Indo chinese my favourite too!

Jyothsna said...

Trupti - Thanks! DO try it out and let me know.:)

Maneka - Welcome here. I've blogged Chinese earlier too. Do try.

Sumitha - Thanks.:)

SHUBHA said...

hey this rice looks too good.... hey u refered in some comment u have a vegan recipe for black forest cake ...without egg..... can u send me... please... orelse post the recipe soon...:) please....thanx a lot

Jyothsna said...

Glad you liked this. Will blog about that another time, Shubha.

Vna said...

Hey Jyothsna,
tried out ur recipe & the rice turned out to be yummy. Am really glad to come across ur blog. The recipe of sauce is so simple & yet so delicious.
Thanks for sharing it on ur blog :-)