I love transforming leftover rice! I feel like it gives the grain an entirely new look and taste. Its always the best and easiest makeover! This scallion garlic Indian fried rice is one of my faves! Its super flavorful and so easy to make!
What spices are in this fried rice?
- mustard seeds
With all of these whole spices flavoring the rice, believe me no one will remember that you are using leftover rice. It will taste nothing like plain rice!
The simplicity of this dish
It's not a veggie fried rice! There's almost not vegetables in this rice at all! Although I do love a Indian Fried Rice (Vagharelo Bhaat). I just love that this dish is completely flavored by the spices. The cinnamon, cloves and peppercorn provide such a warm and familiar flavor! (These are the basis of most Indian curry dishes)
Now you can definitely add all of the veggies you want into here. But I like keeping this one simple! Plus it does make it so much quicker and easier when I don't have additional vegetables to peel and chop! Its the reason why this dish is so super quick to prepare!
Its super versatile!
This rice can be paired with anything really! I works really well with any Indian main dish, whether you're serving potatoes, chicken, or seafood! Or its great as is too. My kids love having this with a little bit of yogurt and extra lemon juice! Or even try it a nice Cilantro Coconut Chutney!
Try this scallion garlic Indian fried rice with Spicy Tomato Garlic Salmon, Chicken Meatball Tikka Masala, or Weeknight Masala Chicken
Scallion Garlic Indian Fried Rice
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 stick cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon cloves
- ½ teaspoon black peppercorn
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cloves garlic minced
- ½ inch ginger grated
- 2 scallion thinly sliced
- 2 cups rice cooked
- 1 juice of a lemon optional
- 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
- Heat oil in a small wok or saute pan. Add cinnamon, cloves, black peppercorns. Let spices warm in the oil. After 1 - 2 minutes add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Allow the seeds to brown and sizzle.
- Add garlic, ginger, scallions and stir together with all of the spices. Cook for about 1 minute.
- Add in the rice, try to separate the grains if the rice has clumped together. Stir quickly because the rice will soak up all of the oil and stick to the pan.
- Finish with cilantro and lemon juice (if using) and serve!
Your recipe for Scallion Garlic Indian Fried Rice sounds so good! I love all the spices and seasonings that go into it. I'll definitely be trying it this week.
Thanks Ashley! Its a family favorite!
This rice makes such a delicious side dish. Love the flavours in it - they all work so well together.
Thanks Alexandra! Yes definitely the flavors are simple and yet so good together!
This rice makes such a delicious side dish. Love the flavours in it - they all work so well together. You can serve this with so many things!
Loved the combos of flavours in this rice, my whole family enjoyed it. This one is a keep and will definitely be making it again. Thank you.
Thanks Oscar! I just love how it compliments any dish too!
What a fantastic dish! This fried rice is packed with flavor and my whole family loved it!