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Paneer fried rice is a protein packed dish that is perfect to pack for lunch. It is quick and easy to make and is great to use up leftover rice.


4 Servings

Total time

25 minutes






  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 ginger piece (finely grated)
  • 2 garlic cloves (finely minced)
  • 4 scallions (chopped)
  • 1 cup cabbage (thinly shredded)
  • 1 large carrot (peeled and grated)
  • 1 small Green Pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup frozen peas (thawed)
  • 1 cup Paneer (crumbled)
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice (at room temperature)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Chili garlic sauce
  • to taste Salt and Pepper


  1. Heat oil in a large pan on medium-high heat; add ginger and garlic and cook until fragrant about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the scallions, cabbage, carrot and green pepper. Stir fry until the veggies are tender but still crisp, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add green peas and crumbled paneer, cook for 2~3 minutes.
  3. Next add the rice, soy sauce, chili-garlic sauce and mix gently until everything is evenly combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve hot, warm or at room temperature.
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