There is so much you can do with leftover rice. You can make pulao, biryani, curd rice, lemon rice, fried rice and what not! If you are one of those who always make a large quantity of rice and then use the leftover plain rice to make other dishes, we have a great option for you to add to your rice menu. Make spicy schezwan rice, a quick and easy meal you can fix in less than 30 minutes. Schezwan rice will be your new favourite rice dish!
To make this rice recipe, you need common ingredients already lying in your kitchen and schezwan sauce. You can either buy schezwan sauce from any grocery store or you can even make it at home with this homemade schezwan sauce recipe. Schezwan sauce is full of flavours from some hot spices, which enhances any dish it is added to. Turn your boring plain rice into a lip-smacking meal with this recipe.
Easy Schezwan Recipe -
3 cups boiled rice
1 large onion, sliced
Half capsicum, chopped
1 small carrot, finely chopped
4-5 garlic cloves, chopped or grated
2 tbsp schezwan sauce
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Red chilli powder to taste (optional)
Step 1 - Heat vegetable oil and add garlic till its raw small goes away.
Step 2 - Add onions and saute till they turn translucent.
Step 3 - Add capsicum and carrots, salt, red chilli powder, black pepper, and mix well.
Step 4 - Add schezwan sauce and mix well, cover the pan with a lid, and let the vegetables cook.
Step 5 - Add boiled rice and give it all a good stir and cover the lid again for about 5 minutes to let the rice soak in the flavours from veggies, spices and schezwan sauce.
Garnish with mint leaves or coriander leaves or spring onion greens and enjoy this schezwan rice as a light meal or for in-between-the-meals hunger. You can add more vegetables like mushrooms, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, or any other veggie you like.
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