Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice With Red Cabbage/ Purple Cabbage

Here is a simple and delicious Indo Chinese fried rice recipe which is packed with flavours from crushed black pepper powder, rice vinegar and loaded with taste and nutrition from the spring onion greens, vegetables and red cabbage. Serve the Chinese Fried Rice along with Indian Chinese or Asian Curry of your choice.

Archana Doshi
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The Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe is a classic Asian flavored rice, that goes well with curries and many other sichuan style dishes. The julienned vegetables stir fried on high heat are mixed with cooked rice and flavored with spices to make the chinese fried rice recipe.

Chinese typically use long grained rice for their preparation of rice dishes. You have to be very careful in the way rice is cooked, as that is what determines the texture of a prefect fried rice. The perfect way to get the grainy texture, is to spread the hot cooked rice on a tray and rub a little oil on the rice; keeping it aside until you finish with the other preparations.

Serve the Chinese Fried Rice along with Vegetable Manchurian Balls in Hot and Spicy Garlic Sauce for Sunday Lunch.

If you are looking for more rice preparation here are some: 

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  2. Milagu Jeera Sadam Recipe (Tossed Pepper Jeera Flavoured Rice Recipe)
  3. Coconut Rice Pulao From Coconut Cream Recipe

Cuisine: Chinese
Course: Main Course
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


    For Cooking Rice
  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1-1/2 cups Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • For Stir Fried Veggies
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 inch Ginger , grated
  • 1/4 cup Spring Onion (Bulb & Greens) , chopped(white part)
  • 1/2 cup Green beans (French Beans) , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Purple cabbage , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Carrots (Gajjar) , finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt , to taste
  • For the Fried Rice
  • 1 teaspoon Rice Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Black pepper powder , crushed

How to make Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice With Red Cabbage/ Purple Cabbage

  1. To begin making the Chinese Fried Rice Recipe, we will first cook the rice. I prefer to use a day old rice that has been precooked, but you could make fresh cooked rice as well for this recipe.

  2. Wash the rice, place the rice in a pressure cooker, add salt, 1-1/4 cups of water and a tablespoon of oil. The oil help in keeping the rice separate and fluffy.

  3. Pressure cook the rice for 2 whistles. After 2 whistles, turn the heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes and turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to release naturally.

  4. Allow the rice to cool completely by transferring it to a flat plate.

  5. The next step is to stir fry the vegetables for Chinese Fried Rice

  6. Heat oil in a pan; add the ginger, spring onion greens and saute for a few seconds.

  7. Add the green beans, carrots and red cabbage, sprinkle a little salt and and sauté on medium heat for 3 – 4 minutes until the vegetables become slightly tender. You can optionally cover the pan to fasten the cooking process.

  8. Once the vegetables are cooked through, add the cooked rice, crushed black pepper and rice vinegar.

  9. Mix well and stir fry the Vegetarian Chinese Fried Rice for 2 more minutes. Turn off the heat and transfer the Vegetarian Chinese Fried rice to a serving bowl and serve hot.

  10. Serve the Vegetarian Chinese Fried Rice along with Vegetable Manchurian Balls in Hot and Spicy Garlic Sauce for Sunday Lunch.