Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Schezuan Fried Rice

Veg Fried Rice has always been our favourite. Even if I prepare this dish every week sakshi and RK have no issues. Hence I tried this variation of fried rice which i got from Tarla dalal's Rice Recipes and I am glad i tried it.

Basmathi Rice - 2 cups
garlic - 4 cloves
vegetables - 1 cup (carrots, capsicum, cabbage and beans)
spring onions - 2 stalks
schezuan sauce - 2 tbsp ( recipe below)
oil - 1 tbsp
salt to taste

Schezuan Sauce: makes ¾cup
Dry red chillies - 12 to 15 (kashmiri or Begdi)
white vinegar - 3 tbsp
garlic - 3 cloves
sugar - 2 tsp
sesame oil - 1 tbsp
salt - 1 tsp

Soak the dry red chillies in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain out all the water from the chillies and discard it. Grind all the ingredients except the oil in a blender to a fine paste. Keep aside. Heat oil to smoking point and pour over the paste. Mix well. Allow to cool and store refrigerated in an air tight container. Use as and when required.

Method: Schezuan Fried Rice
Heat a pot of water and get to a boil. Wash the rice and add to the boiling water. Add salt and cook till the rice is just done. drain off the water and set the rice to cool on a paper towel. This step can be done well in advance if preparing for a party.
Peel and finely chop garlic. Wash and finely slice all the vegetables. Wash and chop separately spring onions green and white.

Heat oil, add chopped garlic and saute till it turns golden in colour. Add spring onion white and veggies and saute for 2 to 3 minutes on high flame. Add schezuan sauce and cook for another minute. Add cooked rice, spring onion greens, salt and mix well. Toss for a few seconds till all the ingredients are well mixed. Serve hot.

This dish is on its way for the Event HARVEST: THE FESTIVAL OF RICE hosted by Sudeshna at Here I cook


Happy cook said...

I love fried rice and you made you own schezuan sauce, that is wonderful.
I normally take from a bottle, i kno i am lazy ;-)
Your rice looks really yummy.

Trupti said...

fried rice looks very delicious Poonam

Happy Sankranti !!

Chitra - spicelover said...

Hi poonam,Thanks for posting this dish.I thought the sauce is very difficult to prepare.But its so easy.Sure will give this a try and let u know:)

vidhas said...

Hi poonam, lovley recipe. I have a store bought sauce , it will be easy for me to make this eice. Thanks for sharing

Sam said...

What a great combination of colors and flavors. The sauce sounds fantastic too. Yummy!! Will try it out soon. Thanks so much for sharing.