Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Paneer Fried Rice Recipe - Easy Paneer Recipes

Paneer Fried Rice Recipe
Paneer Fried Rice is mittus favourite......She loves both paneer and fried rice so paneer fried rice is obviously her favorite too.Hubby can have fried rice even daily...yes he is crazy after fried rice and his staple order in restaurants will egg / veg fried rice. I like it too but seeing the amount of oil they use in restaurants and while eating with hands you can feel the oil and I feel really guilty to eat fried rice at restaurants so I limit myself with my ever favorite Naan/ Roti with any gravy.

I usually find making fried rice easy than any other south indian meal, as once the chopping part is done your fried rice will be ready in no time so when there is demand for fried rice at home I never miss it :)

Sidedish Recipes which pairs well with fried rice :

Check out mushroom fried riceegg fried rice and veg fried rice recipes for more variations.

Paneer Fried Rice Recipe 

Paneer Fried Rice Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: Indi Chinese

Basmati rice - 1/2 cup
Paneer - 1/4 cup small cubes tightly packed
Carrot - 1 small finely chopped lengthwise
Cabbage - 3 tbsp chopped finely chopped lengthwise
Spring onions (white part) - 2 tsp finely chopped
Spring onions (green part) - 1 tsp finely chopped
Garlic - 2 tsp finely chopped
Capsicum - 2 tbsp chopped finely lengthwise
Soya sauce - 1/8 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp + 1 tsp
Salt - to taste


  1. Cut the paneer pieces into very small cubes and toast it with a tsp of oil in a dosa tawa.Drain in tissue papper and set aside.Soak basmati rice for 15mins then pressure cook for 3 whistles in medium flame in the ratio 1(rice):1.5(water) cups.Spread it in a plate and fluff it up with a fork add a tsp of oil and let it cool down.How to make paneer fried rice - Step1
  2. .In a pan heat oil - add garlic, spring onion white part saute for a minute till it turns slightly browned.Then Then add carrot,cabbage and capsicum,in medium high flame, fry till the veggies shrink and raw smell leaves.Then add pepper powder,required salt, soya sauce and stir well in medium high flame.How to make paneer fried rice - Step2
  3. Add cooked rice and give a quick stir.Then add spring onions green part, fried paneer cubes and give a quick stir.Switch off.
    How to make paneer fried rice - Step3
Serve hot with your choice of side dish or any manchurian.
Paneer Fried Rice Recipe

My Notes:

  • I reduced the quantity of veggies and added more paneer.But don't skip spring onions as it gives a good amount of chinese flavour to the fried rice.
  • You can add 2 tbsp onion while sauteing the veggies.
  • You can even add green chilli sauce.
  • Use freshly ground pepper for a great flavour.
  • You can even crumble or grate the paneer and add it but in that case you will have to add it raw.I prefer toasting and adding.
  • Sauteing the veggies in high flame gives a nice smoky flavour and also retains its crunchiness without the raw smell.
  • I soaked basmati rice for 15 mins then pressure cooked for 1:1.5 ratio(rice:water) for 3 whistles in medium low flame.
  • I dont use ajino motto, but if you prefer you can add a pinch of it at the final stage to get the exact restaurant flavour.
  • Make sure to fluff the rice and spread it with little olive oil to make the grains separate.Allow it to rest atleast for 30mins.
Paneer Fried Rice Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. The paneer rice looks very yummy... Love the clicks...

  2. as usual....perfect sharmi!!! looks yum!!

  3. yummy paneer rice..clicks are amazing...plz do visit my blog thanks..

  4. Looking yummy.. Gonna try this weekend.. Along with baby corn manchurian!!! :)

  5. Looking beautifull..must be devine with taste

  6. Hi sharmi..
    Now going to try this. Thanks for ur recipes...


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