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sweet corn fried rice served in a bowl with chop sticks and green onions on the side
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Corn Fried Rice

Sweet Corn Fried Rice recipe is a quick ,easy and delicious Indian Chinese style stir fried rice that can be prepared with leftover rice under 15 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian-Chinese
Keyword corn fried rice, sweet corn rice
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Method Stovetop
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 328kcal
Author Bhavana Patil



  • 2 tablespoons sesame (or olive oil)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 green chilies slit lengthwise
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup white onions
  • 1 cup sweet corn frozen or fresh, (or 1 medium corn cob)
  • ¾-1 cup colored bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar optional, (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 3 cups cooked basmati rice (or 1 cup uncooked basmati rice)
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper powder to taste


  • 2-3 tablespoons Green onions


Prep :

  • Cook the basmati or any kind of rice and allow it to cool completely. If you want you can keep the rice in the refrigerator to get extra firm.
  • Also dice the colored bell pepper.

Stir Fry:

  • Heat sesame oil (or olive oil) in a skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and saute for a few seconds or until aromatic.
    Then add onions and green chili and cook for about 2 minutes till the onions turn soft.
    step to saute garlic and onions collage
  • Then add white spring onions and saute for a few seconds.
  • Add sweet corn, bell peppers, and stir fry on high flame until the vegetables become tender and yet crunchy.
    step to saute spring onions and veggies collage
  • Add the cooked basmati rice, soy sauce, vinegar, salt, and ground black pepper. Mix and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  • Garnish with spring onions just before serving.
    step to add the cooked basmati rice, sauces and stir fry collage



  • Make sure the heat is medium-high to high heat while stir-frying the veggies.
  • Use cold pre-cooked (or a day older) rice, It holds up the shape and is perfect for homemade fried rice.
  • Don’t cover the pan- This causes the vegetables to steam.
  • Try to use low-sodium soya sauce, and if you are looking for gluten-free, use Tamari or also Coconut Aminos to replace the soy sauce, and it’s the best!

Variations for making Sweet Corn Fried Rice

  • Protein: Add ½ cup of crumbled or cubed paneer (cottage cheese), scrambled tofu, or eggs for protein.
  • Spicy: Add sriracha, schezwan sauce, or red chili flakes to add extra heat.
  • Vegetables: You can add carrots, beans, broccoli, edamame, and shredded cabbage.
  • Rice: You can either use cooked basmati ricejasmine rice, or sona masuri for this recipe. Rice to water ratio will vary for each rice type while cooking in the Instant Pot pressure cooker. For example, Basmati (1 rice: 1 ½ water), jasmine rice (1:1 ¼), and sona masuri short grain (1:1 ¾).
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 954IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2mg