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Chilli Garlic Crunch Fried Rice

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Recipe for garlic and chilli loaded fried rice made with veggies and garlic crunch. Recipe with video.

  • Total Time: 45m
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



To cook rice

1.5 cups basmati rice
2.25 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt

For making chilli garlic crunch

3 tablespoon peanut oil
1 bay leaf
1 piece cinnamon
5 cloves
2 star anise
1/3 cup garlic
2 teaspoon red chilli flakes
1.5 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar

For making fried rice

1 teaspoon peanut oil
1/2 cup carrots, finely chopped
1/2 cup green beans, finely chopped
2 cups cabbage, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup green capsicum, finely chopped
1/4 cup spring onions, finely chopped
1 teaspoon unsalted butter


Rice – Wash and soak the rice in water for about 15 minutes. Drain the rice and add it to a pressure cooker. Add in the water and the salt. I use 1 rice : 1.5 water for cooking basmati rice. Cook for about 2 whistles. After the said whistles, remove from heat and let the pressure settle on its own. Open the cooker and fluff up the rice. Transfer the rice to plates and let it cool down. Set aside.

Crunch – Heat oil on a low flame. Garlic crunch needs to be made on a low flame. Add in the spices and the minced garlic. Saute on a low flame for about 3-4 minutes till it’s lite golden in colour. Add in the red chilli flakes and saute for a few seconds. Finally add in the soy sauce and the sugar. Saute for a minute more. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Discard the big spices like bay leaf, cinnamon etc..

Making the fried rice – Heat a teaspoon of oil in a wok. Add in the finely chopped vegetables. Saute on a high flame for about 4-5 minutes. Once the veggies are half cooked, add in the salt and the casicum. We already salted the rice and the crunch has soy sauce that is salty. So go easy on the salt. We can always adjust the seasoning later if need be.

Add in the rice, garlic crunch, spring onions and the butter. Stir well. The little butter will make the rice very velvety.

Spicy chilli garlic crunch fried rice is ready.

  • Author: Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 30m
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