Schezwan Egg Fried Rice

Schezwan Egg Fried Rice

10 mins
2-3 people
15 mins



Hey there! Ever had one of those nights when friends suddenly decide to drop by and you need to whip up something quick, delicious, and satisfying? Well, I've got just the dish for you – Schezwan Egg Fried Rice! Picture this: it's 11 p.m., and five hungry friends are on their way over. No worries, though! With this amazing recipe up my sleeve, I'm ready to tackle any last-minute food cravings. Let me share the magic of this dish with you.


I remember the first time I discovered the wonders of Schezwan Egg Fried Rice. It was during a late-night get-together with friends, much like the scenario I described earlier. We were craving something flavorful and spicy, and I decided to try my hand at making Schezwan Egg Fried Rice. To my surprise, it turned out to be an instant hit! The combination of bold flavors, tender rice, and scrambled eggs was simply irresistible. Since then, it has become my go-to recipe for impromptu gatherings and late-night cravings.




Recipe of Schezwan Egg Fried Rice




For Schezwan Sauce:

  • 1 tomato
  • Few cloves of garlic
  • 1 inch size ginger, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 10-15 red chilies, soaked in hot water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • Water as required
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • Salt to taste

For Scrambled Egg:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

For Fried Rice:

  • 3 diamond-shaped green chilies
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • ½ cup chopped yellow bell peppers
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • ½ cup chopped green bell peppers
  • ½ cup chopped red peppers
  • ½ cup chopped French beans
  • ½ cup chopped carrots
  • 2 tbsp Schezwan sauce
  • 1 bowl steamed rice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp pickled ginger
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • Scrambled eggs (prepared earlier)
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • Chopped spring onions for garnish





For the Schezwan Sauce:

  1. In a blender, add chopped tomato, chopped ginger, chopped garlic, chopped onion, and soaked dried red chilies (soaked in hot water). Blend to a rough paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add chopped garlic, and fry until golden brown.
  3. Add the ground paste to the pan along with tomato ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, and water. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes until the oil shows up on top. Your Schezwan sauce is ready.

For Scrambled Eggs:

  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Break 2 eggs into the pan, add salt, and prepare scrambled eggs. Remove them from the pan and keep aside.

For Fried Rice:

  1. Heat a wok until super hot.
  2. Add oil and chopped garlic to the wok, sauté until slightly brown.
  3. Add green chilies and sauté until brown.
  4. Add all the chopped vegetables (yellow peppers, onions, green bell peppers, red peppers, French beans, and carrots) to the wok and toss well.
  5. Add a spoon of Schezwan sauce and steamed rice. Mix everything well.
  6. Add soy sauce, chopped ginger, pickled ginger (vinegar with chopped ginger), salt, and scrambled eggs. Combine thoroughly.
  7. Once done, add black pepper powder and chopped spring onions. Give it a quick toss.
  8. Your delicious Schezwan Egg Fried Rice is ready to be served hot. Enjoy!



This flavorful and aromatic dish is sure to impress your taste buds with its spicy kick and delightful combination of ingredients.




About the Recipe:


Schezwan Egg Fried Rice is a versatile and satisfying dish that packs a punch of flavors. It combines the bold and spicy notes of Schezwan sauce with the comfort of fluffy rice and the richness of scrambled eggs. This dish is perfect for those times when you need a quick and filling meal that doesn't compromise on taste.



Cooking Tips:


  1. Hot Wok, Hot Pan: For that authentic restaurant-style flavor, ensure your wok or pan is super hot before adding ingredients.
  2. Quick Tossing: Have all your ingredients prepped and ready to go, as Chinese cooking requires quick tossing to maintain the integrity of the dish.
  3. Garlic and Chilies: Brown the garlic to a golden hue for maximum flavor, and sauté the green chilies until they release their aroma.
  4. Sauce Consistency: Achieve the perfect consistency for your Schezwan sauce by adjusting the amount of water added during blending.
  5. Balancing Flavors: Taste and adjust the seasoning of your dish by adding salt, vinegar, or additional spices according to your preference.



Pairing Guide:


Schezwan Egg Fried Rice pairs well with a variety of dishes, including:


  • Schezwan Chicken: Double up on the Schezwan flavor by serving this fried rice alongside Schezwan chicken.
  • Stir-Fried Vegetables: Balance out the heat of the fried rice with a side of crisp and colorful stir-fried vegetables.
  • Manchurian: Enjoy the fusion of Indo-Chinese flavors by serving Schezwan Egg Fried Rice with Manchurian gravy.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Schezwan Egg Fried Rice:


  1. Is Schezwan Egg Fried Rice spicy?
    • Yes, it can be spicy depending on the amount of Schezwan sauce used. Adjust the spice level according to your preference.
  2. Can I make Schezwan Egg Fried Rice without eggs?
    • Absolutely! You can omit the eggs or replace them with tofu or your favorite protein for a vegetarian version.
  3. How do I store leftover Schezwan Egg Fried Rice?
    • Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat in a pan or microwave before serving.
  4. Can I use store-bought Schezwan sauce for this recipe?
    • Yes, you can use store-bought Schezwan sauce if you're short on time. However, homemade sauce will give you the freshest flavors.
  5. Can I make Schezwan Egg Fried Rice ahead of time?
    • While it's best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the components in advance and assemble the dish just before serving.
  6. What vegetables can I add to Schezwan Egg Fried Rice?
    • Common vegetables include bell peppers, carrots, peas, and spring onions. Feel free to customize based on your preferences.
  7. Is Schezwan Egg Fried Rice gluten-free?
    • Yes, the recipe is gluten-free if you use gluten-free soy sauce and ensure other ingredients are free from gluten contaminants.
  8. Can I make Schezwan Egg Fried Rice with brown rice?
    • Yes, you can substitute white rice with brown rice for a healthier alternative.
  9. How can I make Schezwan Egg Fried Rice less spicy?
    • Reduce the amount of Schezwan sauce or omit the green chilies to make the dish milder.
  10. Can I add meat to Schezwan Egg Fried Rice?
    • Absolutely! Cooked chicken, shrimp, or beef can be added to enhance the flavor and protein content of the dish.


Enjoy whipping up this delicious and satisfying Schezwan Egg Fried Rice for your next gathering or late-night craving! Remember, the key