Sweet Corn Fried Rice Recipe made quickly and with basic ingredient’s. This dish serves great as a lunch box, brunch, quick meal or when you have less time. I made this dish merely in 30 min’s including the cooking of rice and boiling sweet corn 🙂
If you precooked the rice and boiled the corn earlier. Then it would take just about 3-4 min’s to make this fried rice. Since sweet corn is the hero I haven’t used any other veggies but you cold use mushroom, capsicum, carrot, french bean etc to make them healthy.
I usually make a different kind of rice recipes home as we both love rice. So any good recipe is always welcomed and relished. We ate our sweet corn rice with chilly potatoes along with some Szechuan sauce. You could even club with Manchurian or some oriental gravy based dish.
To give an authentic Chinese touch have used Sichuan pepper powder along some black pepper powder. If you don’t have Sichuan pepper just skip them. However, they do impart a great flavor and aroma to your rice. Sweet corn gives a sweet flavor whereas the chilies and sauce give a nice hot and tangy flavor.
If sweet corn isn’t available use the regular corn. But the taste would be different so preferably use sweet corn or canned sweet corn. Have added some fried cashews but that’s optional.
Let’s make sweet corn fried rice recipe stepwise:
Sweet Corn fried recipe and printable version below:
- 1.5 cup of long grained rice or basmati rice or any rice
- 1 cup boiled sweet corn
- 1 tbsp butter or oil
- 1 tbsp chopped garlic
- 1 tbsp chopped ginger
- 1 tbsp black pepper powder
- 1 tbsp sichuan pepper powder
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tbsp tomato sauce
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2-3 red or green chilies chopped diagonally or finely
- 2 tbsp cashew shallow fried in oil or butter
- salt as per taste
- Firstly boil rice or pressure cook rice until 3 whistles. Strain them on a colander and allow to cool. I have used saffron strands but they are optional.
- Boil or steam corn until they are soft and tender.
- I make my secret Chinese spice by taking equal part of Sichuan pepper (teppal/ triphal) and peppercorn. Roast them for a minute.
- Then dry grind them for few second till coarse powder is formed. Now use only 1 tbsp of this grounded powder and reserve the rest for future use.
- Heat a non stick pan, add oil or butter. Saute chopped garlic and ginger until they change their color.
- Time to add the boiled sweet corn. Mix nicely.
- Now add Sichuan pepper, black pepper and red chili powder.
- Toss the rice gently ensuring everything combines nicely.
- Finally add salt and chilies.
- Stir fry on high heat for 2 mins then switch off the gas.
- Keep your shallow fried cashew ready.
- Serve your corn fried rice hot with fried cashews and sliced chilies. Club some side dish like Manchurian or oyster sauce.
2. If you don't have Sichuan pepper just add pepper powder then.
3. Adding fried cashews are optional.
4. I don't prefer ajinomoto but you could use them if you wish to.