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burnt garlic vegetable fried rice served in a bowl garnished with spring onions and burnt garlic
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Burnt Garlic Vegetable Fried Rice

Burnt Garlic Fried Rice recipe is a popular Indo-Chinese dish made with basmati rice, vegetables, soy sauce, and lots of garlic.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian-Chinese
Keyword Burnt Garlic Vegetable Fried Rice, garlic fried rice
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegan
Method Stovetop
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 443kcal
Author Bhavana Patil


  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • ½ cup uncooked basmati rice ( about 2 cups cooked rice)
  • 8 cloves garlic (about 2 tablespoons), chopped
  • ¼ cup spring white onions finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons celery optional
  • 1 green chili finely chopped
  • 1.5-2 cups vegetables (beans, carrot, broccoli, capsicum) finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar (white vinegar), optional
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons spring onions for garnish



  • Cook the basmati rice and let it cool completely. Learn how to cook Basmati rice in Instant Pot. You can keep the cooked rice in the refrigerator to get extra-firm rice if you prefer. You can also use leftover rice for this recipe.
    Also, chop the vegetables and keep them ready.

Stir Fry:

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of sesame oil in a skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add finely chopped garlic and stir fry till the garlic turns crispy and golden.
  • Remove one to two teaspoons of stir-fried garlic for garnish at the end.
    step to stir fry garlic collage
  • Then add white spring onions, green chili, and saute on high, for about a minute till onions are slightly soft.
  • Add the vegetables and stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes on high heat till they are tender and crisp. Do not overcook the veggies.
    step to stir fry vegetables and onions for burnt garlic fried rice recipe collage
  • Add the cooked rice, soy sauce, vinegar, salt, and ground black pepper. Gently toss the rice and stir-fry until heated through. Adding vinegar is optional, you can skip it.
  • Finally, garnish with spring onion greens and reserved fried garlic. Serve garlic rice hot with a side of Gobi Manchurian.
    step to add precooked basmati rice and sauces for Burnt Garlic Vegetable Fried Rice recipe collage


Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 6996IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 5mg