BM #83 Week 3 Day 1 -

Schezwan Fried rice is an Indian Chinese street food which has gained popularity over the years. The sauce itself is very spicy, flavorful and aromatic. 

I came to know that in recent years there has been an increase in these Indian chinese Street food joints in many metropolitan areas of India. They serve steaming hot soups to appetizers to main course dishes like this Fried rice.

So when I read up on the ingredients and consulted my older one if she would love to try the new flavors, she was all in. Now it has become one of her favorite dishes for her lunch box. 

She also tells me that on the days she takes this rice to school, there is a line of her friends waiting to take a spoonful of it and her lunch box is empty in no time :).

Ingredients - 

Sona Masuri Rice 1 1/2 cup (Any short grained rice will do)
Vegetable Oil 1 Tbsp
Cabbage, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Carrot, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Green Beans, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Colored Peppers, finely chopped 1/4 cup
Tofu, cubed and sauteed 1 cup
Salt as needed
Schezwan Sauce 2 Tbsp (adjust as needed)
Spring Onions greens for garnish

Method Of Preparation -

Cook the rice and spread it on a wide tray to let it cool. 

In a heated wok, add oil and stir fry the vegetables for a few minutes just until they are cooked but still retain the crunch.

Add in the sauteed tofu. Sprinkle salt and Schezwan sauce.

Reduce the heat and gently add the cooked rice. Mix well and remove from heat. Sprinkle the spring onion greens and mix well.

Serve warm. 


Preparation Time 30 minutes
Serves 3-4


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. How wonderful to know your daughter and her friends love this!..Yes this is one of the popular street food over here and few more versions have come up too..very nicely done!

  3. Looks like nowadays there is not more variety of street food available back home than when we were growing up. Nice to know even your daughter's friends look forward to take a bit of this rice. And it is such a easy recipe as well.

  4. Chinese street food is very popular in Mumbai ,it is slowly spreading to different states . Your version of the rice looks fantastic !

  5. Chinese food is very popular in many countries and I agree that they are so quick to make for lunch boxes.

  6. Jayashree Says:
  7. Of all versions of Chinese food, Indo-Chinese is my favorite. This is a great lunch box recipe.

  8. Priya Suresh Says:
  9. Who can resist to this flavourful rice, am a great fan of Indo chinese dishes and this fried rice makes me hungry.

  10. so colorful and inviting - must be so flavorful

  11. Looks inviting harini! Nothing like our kids enjoying homemade food! When kids are ready to experiment we are always happy to cook variety!

  12. Pavani Says:
  13. I love this spicy and delicious Indo Chinese rice dish. Looks so colorful and inviting. I feel like I won a trophy when my kids love a dish -- so you have truly won a trophy since your daughter's whole class likes it.

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