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Paneer Fried Rice Recipe

Paneer fried rice recipe is a tasty and healthy variety rice dish you can make for kids lunchbox. You can make this fried rice easily in the lines of veg fried rice. Adding toasted paneer cubes or cottage cheese makes this rice makes it very tasty and nutritious also.
Here is how to make best paneer fried rice recipe with step by step photos.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: paneer fried rice
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 556kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1 cup basmati rice 2 cups worth cooked rice
  • 1 cup paneer
  • 1/2 cups carrot finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cabbage
  • 1/4 cup capsicums
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped spring onion whites
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped spring onion greens
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger-garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chilli sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame oil


  • Cook and cool the rice thoroughly. Spread the rice on a plate and add few drops of oil. Set aside.
    cooked basmati rice
  • Heat a tava and add 1 teaspoon oil. Spread well. Add the finely chopped paneer cubes. Toast until paneer changes golden brown.
  • Heat a wok with 3 teaspoons sesame oil. Add crushed ginger garlic. Saute in high flame. Add spring onion whites. Saute well in high flame. Add chili flakes and saute well.
  • Add chopped vegetables and mix well. Saute in high flame for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce, pepper powder. Season with salt. Saute in high flame for 3 minutes.
  • Add the fried paneer cubes and mix well. Saute for a minute.
  • Add cooled rice and toss quickly. Garnish with spring onion greens. Serve paneer fried rice hot.


1. use sesame oil for nice flavor.
2. Do not saute for long time after adding paneer. It will turn rubbery.


Serving: 3servings | Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4202IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 392mg | Iron: 1mg