Indian Paneer Fried Rice | Quick And Easy Cottage Cheese Fried Rice Recipe

Paneer Fried Rice recipe which I adapted the style from the fundamental Veg Fried Rice . Paneer is crumbled and mixed with a stir fry of garlic, chilli , array of vegetables and sauteed with rice. Season with salt and pepper for taste. Garnish with spring onions offcourse. 
I have always loved fried rice, so I could probably finish an entire bowl. The great thing about this recipe is that can add whetever other ingredients you would like! 

An easy and delicious fried rice recipe that will go perfect to any spicy gravy when paired. 

Preparation & Cooking Time : 30 Minutes
Yield : Serves 2


  • Fresh /Frozen Paneer - 1 cup
  • Basmati Rice - 1 cup
  • Green Chilli  - 2 tsp, finely chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, finely chopped
  • Carrot - 1
  • French Beans  - 5
  • Spring Onion White - 1/4 cup
  • Spring Onion Green - 1/2 cup
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Olive oil - 1.5 tbsp


First defrost / thaw the paneer if using frozen one. Add the paneer cubes to the hot water for 5 minutes. Drain the paneer and crumble it. If you are using fresh homemade paneer skip this step. Check the homemade paneer recipe here

Measure one cup of basmati long grain rice. Rinse thoroughly in the running tap water. Soak in 2 cups of water for 15-20 minutes. Pressure cook it for 3 sounds. Once pressure released, transfer the rice in a tray to cool completely. Chop the vegetables into small chunks or as desired. 

Meanwhile heat a fry pan with oil, once oil turns hot throw in the chopped garlic, green chilli and saute till turns golden and aroma is felt. Add the chopped, spring onion(white), carrot and beans, saute well and sprinkle some salt to cook faster. 

Now add the crumbled paneer, stir to combine well with vegetables. Crumble more, if you wish.
Add the rice and mix well again. Care not to break the rice grains with excess stirring. Season with salt and pepper. 

Combine to work, garnish with spring onions. 

Serve the fried rice with spicy gravy. I served with Mushroom Masala. It was delicioco.


  • You can use the leftover rice to make this fried rice, if you wish.
  • I didn't use any of the soy sauce or vinegar to add flavors, if you want go head.
  • Increase the chillies if you are spicy lover, anyways it's upto individuals taste preference.

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