Monday, May 19, 2014

How to make Schezwan Sauce | Schezwan Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe | Indo-Chinese Recipes


I’m a great fan of Siracha Chilli sauces and I use it in all my Indochinese recipes for sure and that highlights the dish very good. Now, I find their sauces very rarely in the markets because of their shut down issues. So I thought of making it at home and gave a try in making schezwan sauce. It was a big hit. I dint use any preservatives or vinegar for longer storage, so used it on the same day by making Gobi Manchurian. Serving Schezwan fried rice along with Gobi Manchurian was a great idea though.
Here I have the recipe for How to make Schezwan sauce and also how to make Schezwan Fried rice. I used the same recipe as like Chicken Fried rice and the only difference is using Home-made Schezwan Sauces.

Follow Egg fried rice recipe for how to cook rice for making Fried rice. I do have some Step wise pictures in the link to follow. Try this and let me know about the comments and suggestions. 



Ingredients  

1 cup of cooked basmathi rice
Thinly sliced carrot- 1 (cubed ones can also be used)
1 stalk of green onions
1 cup of thinly sliced, different colored capsicum
¼ cup green peas
½ cup shredded cabbage
French beans chopped (optional)
2tsp Schezwan sauce (refer below)
Salt (to taste)
Pinch of sugar
2tsp chopped garlic
1tsp chopped ginger
1-2 green chillies (optional)

For Schezwan sauce

10-15 dried red chillies
1tbsp finely chopped garlic
2tsp finely chopped ginger
Salt (to taste)
2tbsp oil
¼ cup water
Pinch of sugar
1tsp soy sauce
1tsp tomato ketchup

How to make the sauce

  • Soak red chillies in warm water for an hour and grind them into a smooth paste.
  • In a pan heat oil and sauté the chopped ginger and garlic. Keep in mind to simmer the stove to low-medium to avoid burning. Sauté them nicely till the aroma comes and it turns light brown.
  • Add the ground smooth paste of red chillies and mix them well.
  • Mix in low temperature, till the oil starts to ooze out. Then add soy sauce, tomato ketchup, salt and sugar. Mix well.
  • Add water and cook further till the saucy consistency reaches.
  • Store them in a dry clean bottle for further use. Always use a clean dry spoon for taking the sauce and store it in refrigerator not more than a week.


 How to make fried rice

  • In a deep wok add oil. Once the oil is hot, add sugar and immediately add chopped ginger and garlic. Add crushed green chillies at this stage if using it.
  • Add the white part of green onions and sauté. Keep the flame in medium-high throughout the process.
  • Now add the veggies (carrots, beans, cabbage, capsicum, peas) one by one and sauté for a while.
  • Maintain the crunchiness of the vegetables. Now add the sauce and mix well with the vegetables.
  • Sauté for a while and add salt (the sauce already has salt in it, add accordingly). Once the veggies are cooked, switch off the stove. Then add the cooked rice and mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions and serve hot.