- 250 gms Paneer
- 2 tbsp Edible Oil
- 2 cloves Chopped garlic
- 2 tsp Grated ginger
- 2 medium chopped Onions
- Red, green and yellow chopped Bell peppers
- 5-6 chopped French beans
- Handful Spring Onion
- Handful Chopped Coriander leaves
- as required Salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp Soya sauce
- 1 tbsp Vinegar
- 1 tbsp green chili sauce
- 2 chopped Green chilies
Shallow fried paneer cubes in parboiled rice and sauteed vegetables and various Chinese sauces. Paneer fried rice is easy to make, and if you’re making it restaurant style, you would know that Chinese dishes are prepared on high flames that’s why it does not take too much of your time. I love cooking this meal for dinner, while the rice boils, I chop all the vegetables of my choice, I mostly use onions, green and red bell pepper, spring onion, french beans. Once all the veggies are chopped, I keep aside all the sauces ready so that I put everything hassle free in the hawk. I only use salt, pepper, and Ajinomoto in this for spices. Paneer fried rice needs to have soya sauce, vinegar, chili sauce(red) for great Chinese flavors hitting your tongue.
In Paneer fried rice, I do not marinate paneer cubes ever, use regular paneer, cut it into cubes and just shallow fry them. Once fried rice is ready, garnish fried paneer on top, and you’re good to go.
Now, let's go through the Paneer fried rice recipe:
Remember, if you fried paneer long before preparing fried rice, then later they will become hard, and might not give that right, fried taste either. What you can do, is to fry the paneer either while preparing sauce or after making the fried rice.
But, before you start cooking the sauce, boil the rice.
For restaurant-style fried rice, try to keep 90% boiled rice. Drain excess water and keep them aside.
Drop 2-3 tbsp edible oil in the utensil, and allow it to heat thoroughly. Add chopped garlic and grated ginger in the oil and saute for 1 minute. Do not burn garlic here, be very careful.
Now, start with adding, chopped bell peppers, french beans, green chilies and toss all the veggies well. Here, you can add salt if you need, or you might add it after you throw in boiled rice. Also, remember to go slow on salt if you are using soya sauce, as it also holds saltiness.
After adding salt, add the parboiled rice in the kadai and toss the rice thoroughly. Add soya sauce, vinegar, chili sauce, and black pepper on the rice and toss it again for a minute. Remember to toss the rice and careful not to break the rice while cooking.
At this point, add the fried paneer on top and toss it again. Lower the flame a bit and add chopped coriander and spring onion greens as well. Turn off the heat and your paneer fried rice is ready to be served.
You can have paneer fried rice with Manchurian gravy. This is a simple paneer fried rice recipe. Try it out for your next house party or family dinner.