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Its spring here already, weather is so beautiful. And we are enjoying the weather. Like weather, making food very colorful is also real treat for eyes and good for health too. I planned to do szechuan fried rice, since so many colors of capsicum was there I made the szechuan capsicum rice which tasted so good, as the sweetness of capsicum balanced with spicy szechuan sauce resulted with yummy rice. So here is colorful treats....


Ingredients :

Basmati Rice - 1 cup cooked
Capsicum - All colors 1 cup
Onion - 1/4 cup
Celery - 1 stalk chopped (reserve few in this for sauce)
Spring onion - finely chopped 2 sprigs (reserve white part few for sauce )
Red chilli broken - 2
Salt for taste
White pepper powder - just for taste

For Szechuan Sauce :

Vinegar - 1/2  tsp
Garlic - 2 pod
Red chilli - 2
Shallots - 1 finely chopped
Ginger - 1/4 inch
Tomato ketchup - 1 tsp
Soya sauce - 1/2 tsp
Chilli sauce - 1/4 tsp (store bought, its optional)
Spring onion -  1 white part
Ajinomoto - pinch (absolutely optional, I did not add though) 
Oil - 3 tbsp
Sugar - 1/4 tsp 
Salt as needed 

Method to make Sauce :

1.  Soak the Red chill in hot water for some time.  Then make a paste with other ingredients except spring onion, ginger,  garlic.
2.  Heat oil in a pan add the spring onion white part, ginger, garlic.  Add the ground paste saute till it oozes oil.  Remove and keep it aside in a bowl.

For rice :

1. Heat oil in the pan and the broken redchilli, followed by onion, celery and capsicum giving slight toss. Make sure to have the high flame.
2. Slightly saute so that the veggies has to be cooked but should be crunchy and color is not changed.
3. Now add the rice, szechuan sauce (add according to your spice level), salt and pepper. Give nice toss in high flame.
4. Once everything is blended well add spring onion for garnishing.

Hot and spicy szechuan rice is ready to eat !!!!!!

Note :

Adjust the spice according to your taste.
The texture of the vegetables is very important for taste. So make sure it is cooked but crunchy.

Tip :

1. Instead of capsicums substitute with vegetables like carrot, cabbage and peas.
2. For making more healthy add the sprouts too.
3. Add scrambled egg, paneer, mushrooms along with veggies for mixed vegetable szechuan rice.

Pavithra Srihari  – (April 5, 2010 at 11:20 AM)  

colorful recipe with full of goodness..I love this burgandy color Pavi

Swathi  – (April 5, 2010 at 11:33 AM)  


Capsicum rice looks really colorful.

Nithu Bala  – (April 5, 2010 at 11:33 AM)  

wow! too colorful and delicious...

Unknown  – (April 5, 2010 at 11:43 AM)  

Colorful and delicious rice! Great clicks too..

Sushma Mallya  – (April 5, 2010 at 11:50 AM)  

Thats my fav spicy chinese rice, looks yum pavithra and beautiful pics as usual...great clicks..

Ushnish Ghosh  – (April 5, 2010 at 11:51 AM)  

Dear Pavithra
Very nice dish indeed. Havent had any indo chinese dish since i came here...anyway 10 days to go ...
havde a nice week

Pari Vasisht  – (April 5, 2010 at 11:57 AM)  

Wow, the rice looks so colourful and a quick szechuan sauce too.

Nithya  – (April 5, 2010 at 12:29 PM)  

Looks and sounds yummy.. :) Let me try it out soon for sure :)

Anonymous –   – (April 5, 2010 at 12:45 PM)  

cool presentation pavi.

divya  – (April 5, 2010 at 12:50 PM)  

wow! too colorful and delicious...

Namitha  – (April 5, 2010 at 1:06 PM)  

Love szechuan sauce...colorful flavorful rice here

Anu Nandu  – (April 5, 2010 at 1:11 PM)  

Perfect dish to celebrate Spring - I love this season too - just beautiful gorgeous flowers everywhere - even on the sides of the freeways! Enjoy the good times!

Vrinda  – (April 5, 2010 at 1:41 PM)  

I can c the spring in ur colorful and perfectly cooked rice

Simplyfood  – (April 5, 2010 at 2:18 PM)  

Whay abeautiful colourful rice and the clicks are awesome.

Priya Suresh  – (April 5, 2010 at 2:28 PM)  

Wat a colourful dish, truly divine..

Latha  – (April 5, 2010 at 2:46 PM)  

Colorful and delicious rice...

Sook  – (April 5, 2010 at 3:33 PM)  

The rice looks so colorful and yummy!

San  – (April 5, 2010 at 3:37 PM)  

Treat for the eyes as well as taste bud dear.Excellent combo one would crave for that.

PS  – (April 5, 2010 at 5:25 PM)  

hi pavithra,
wonderful colorful rice, clicks are awesome

PS  – (April 5, 2010 at 5:31 PM)  

all your pics looks cute. i need some tips on photo editing, if you don't mind, can you mail me at

Unknown  – (April 5, 2010 at 7:05 PM)  

Hi Pavithra,
There are some awards waiting for you at our blog. Please stop by to collect them.

Aps Kitchen  – (April 5, 2010 at 10:40 PM)  

We love to eat szechuan dishes... But most of the hoels here have the shetty szechuan ( Its just a fun quote) nd we try out going to restu... where we get the real szechuan Now i guess its highly time i have to try it out :)

Rekha shoban  – (April 6, 2010 at 1:45 AM)  

wow!colourful and delicious rice...

Tina  – (April 6, 2010 at 2:31 AM)  

Sooo colourful and mouthwatering rice...

I'm a Home Chef !!!  – (April 6, 2010 at 2:43 AM)  

wow what a colorful recipe!!! kids will love this...

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (April 6, 2010 at 2:46 AM)  

colourful and flavourful rice.will try sometime

Kanchan  – (April 6, 2010 at 6:07 AM)  

hmm totally agree with you .. looks very colorful and I'm sure it must be equally delicious :)

Raks  – (April 6, 2010 at 6:43 AM)  

I never knew szechuan sauce is so simple,I thought some non veg ingredient in it :D Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe pavithra! Love it!

Menaga Sathia  – (April 6, 2010 at 7:12 AM)  

nice presentation & colorful rice looks delicious...

Panchpakwan  – (April 6, 2010 at 11:00 AM)  

Looks so colorful and delicious!

Pam  – (April 6, 2010 at 1:25 PM)  

Great combination of flavors - it looks so colorful too.

Ash  – (April 6, 2010 at 2:01 PM)  

COMBINATION TO DIE FOR..... In all senses.... be it the color, flavor...anything & everything..... BEAUTIFUL!!!!


PJ  – (April 6, 2010 at 5:44 PM)  

looks so colorful and tasty! a perfect spring dish indeed :)

Meena  – (April 6, 2010 at 6:58 PM)  

you have an awesome recipe collection here...very glad to follow you...will be back soon to check out more yummy recipes...

Kathleen  – (April 6, 2010 at 10:31 PM)  

This is a lovely dish. I bet it was delicious!

Saraswathy Balakrishnan  – (April 7, 2010 at 9:37 PM)  

Wow looks yummy yum yum Pavi..feel like grabbing the plate:0

Anonymous –   – (April 8, 2010 at 6:57 AM)  

Love the rice Pavithra :D Sorry was not able to comment on your blog for such a long time :)

Sarah Naveen  – (April 8, 2010 at 8:19 AM)  

Awesome presentation..looks so yummy and tempting

Cooking with Laura  – (April 8, 2010 at 12:23 PM)  

Wow looks delicious, I want to reach in and take a sspoonful. Thanks for your visit and comment.


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