Sunday, January 24, 2016

SCHEZWAN RICE

SCHEZWAN RICE

Many of us in India are fond of what we call Indo-Chinese cuisine. Elsewhere in this blog you will find  a few recipes from this type of cuisine, such as Mushroom Pepper Fry, Schezwan Potatoes, and Hakka Mushrooms.

Today's recipe is for the popular Schezwan Rice adapted from this YouTube video from Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana.

You can use home made or store bought Schezwan Sauce. I used the store bought Ching's Schezwan Sauce today. When adding salt to this dish, please remember that the Schezwan Sauce already has some amount of salt in it.




Ingredients:
  • Cooked Rice, 4 cups
  • Carrots, finely chopped, 1/2 cup
  • Capsicum, finely chopped, 1/2 cup
  • French Beans, finely chopped, 1/4 cup
  • Chinese Garlic, finely chopped, 5 cloves 
  • Spring Onion Whites, chopped, 1/2 cup
  • White Pepper Powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Schezwan Sauce, 5 tbsp
  • Spring Onion Greens, chopped, 4 tbsp
  • Vinegar, 2 tsp
  • Chilli Sauce, 1 tsp
  • Oil,  2 tbsp

Method:

In a wok, heat oil and when it is hot add the finely chopped carrots, capsicum and beans and saute.
Next add the finely chopped garlic and saute till it gives off a good aroma
Add the finely chopped spring onion whites, and a little salt. Mix well.
Add white pepper powder, mix it well
Add the Schezwan sauce, lower the gas so that it does not get burnt and mix 
Add the cooked rice, a little salt and the spring onion greens
Add the vinegar and the chilli sauce, lightly mix and toss
Mix and toss again till they are all well- blended
Your Schezwan Fried Rice is now ready 
Finally, garnish with spring onions