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Green Chili Fried Rice with Cashew



green chili cashew fried rice

Green Chili Fried Rice

When you want your rice to make a statement without overpowering the side dishes, this Green Chili Fried Rice is perfect. Savory and Aromatic, it can be spicy or mild depending on the type of green chili used and whether or not you choose to remove the seeds from the chillies first. Great served with dishes like Butter Chicken, Gobi Manchurian, Vegetable Kurma or Kebabs.

green chili fried rice with cashew

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Recipe Name: Green Chili Fried Rice 
Recipe Type: Rice
Author: Shana c/o Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 20
Cook time: 20
Total time: 40
Serves 3

Green Chili Fried Rice

green chili fried rice


  • 2 cups basmati, cooked and cooled thoroughly
  • 12 long, mild green chili ( goat peppers) seeded. Use spicy chillies if you really like it hot!
  • 1 bunch of spring onion (green part)
  • 7-12 coriander root with a little stem attached (no leaves)
  • 4 Tbsp shallots
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 chicken stock cube  or vegetable stock cube/powder
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp lime juice or more to taste
  • A handful of cashew nuts
  • ¼ – ½ cup peanut oil
  • spring onion / scallion for garnish



  • Cook the Rice, without over cooking. Allow to cool, spread out in a large tray.
  • Meanwhile prepare remaining ingredients.
  • Use a mandoline slicer to thinly slice the shallots.
  • Rinse the deseeded green chillies, spring onion greens and coriander root (thoroughly) .
  • green chili fried rice paste
  • Leave on paper, to remove excess water.
  • Heat oil in small wok.
  • Fry the Shallots, till golden and crisp. Remove.
  • Fry the spring onion greens, coriander root and green peppers one after the other till rightly colored and aromatic. Drain all the fried ingredients on paper.
  • green chili fried rice paste - fried
  • Add all the fried ingredients, along with onion powder, garlic powder, stock cube, white pepper to a small mixer and grind to a paste, adding a little water to assist in the process.
  • green chili fried rice mixer
  • Strain 3 Tbsp of the oil used for frying into a large wok.
  • Add the cashews and fry till golden.
  • cashews for green chili fried rice
  • Use a spatula to add all the paste into the wok and fry briefly till the oil separates.
  • fry paste for green chili fried rice
  • Add the cooled rice and toss with the paste, till evenly coated and fried. ON HIGH HEAT. 2 minutes.
  • add rice and fry for green chili fried rice
  • Mix in the lemon juice.
  • Add salt if needed.
  • Garnish with freshly sliced spring onion.
  • green chili fried rice recipe


Green Chili Fried Rice

  • You could add some chicken and fry in the paste before tossing in the egg if you like.
  • I added a half tsp of pandan paste to give the rice added color and some extra aroma. This is optional.

Key Ingredients: Rice, Green Chili, Herbs, Spices

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One Comment

  1. Avatar Sonya 8 months ago

    I made with meatballs.. this was delicious!

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