Spicy Singapore Fried Rice

Singapore Fried Rice

Singapore Fried Rice

Asian food has all kind of variation all over the world. Generally Indian food in America are not all that spicy and oily as in India, except for a few authentic restaurants. Just like so, we cook  Indian Chinese in India.

I am not sure if Singapore Fried Rice is a cuisine of Singapore, but it is a big part of the Indian Chinese in India. It is similar to Chinese Fried Rice, except it is made very spicy by adding tons of red dry chili to hot oil. You can go easy on the number of red chilis you add, but do add a few because it is the red dry chilis which actually adds the flavor to this rice.

Spicy Singapore Fried Rice


  1. 1 cup long grained rice (Will yield about 2 cups approx. cooked)
  2. 2 cloves of garlic – chopped fine
  3. 1/2 onion chopped
  4. 8 -10 Whole Dry Red Chilis
  5. 1 teaspoon freshly ground black peppercorn
  6. 1 teaspoon very thinly sliced ginger
  7. 4 tablespoons oil (preferably 100% Pure Sesame Oil)
  8. 2 teaspoons oil ( to use when boiling the rice)
  9. 2 teaspoon white vinegar
  10. 2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  11. 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  12. 1/2 cup peas
  13. 1 Big carrot chopped
  14. 3 sprigs of green/spring onion chopped
  15. 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped
  16. 1/2 cup shredded cabbage
  17. Salt to taste

Any vegetable like beans, celery may be added to this.


Wash the rice very well to wash off the starch. Soak it in cold water and let it sit for about 15 minutes.

Boil 1.5 cups of water, add 2 teaspoons of oil to it and and add the rice. The oil will help the rice not to stick to one another. Cook it so it so they are long and done but separate. If there is till some water left and the rice it done, strain the water.

Spread the cooked rice in a thin layer on a plate and sprinkle vinegar on it. Let it cool

Heat oil in a Wok. Once its smoking hot, add the crushed black peppercorns and the dry red chilis. The chilis will soon turn dark and sizzle. Add the garlic and the onion. Fry at high heat till the onion starts to brown. Add the peas, carrots, bell pepper, and ginger and fry at high hear  till all the moisture dries off. This should not take for than 3-4 minutes.

Lower the heat and add the soy sauce. Mix it with all the vegetables and add the rice. Stir it around to mix it and keep frying at medium heat. Increase the heat to high again. When all the rice is coated, with the sauce, add the cabbage and cook for a couple of more minutes tossing it around fast and sprinkling few drops of water on the wok for the sizzle and the smoke. Switch off the heat. Add the cilantro and spring onions and cover it for 5 minutes for the heat and the smoke flavor to be absorbed. The smoky flavor is a very distinctive flavor to this dish.

Serve hot with with Hot Oil, or with Vegetable Manchurian, Gobi Manchurian, Chili Chicken, or Chili Paneer.

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10 comments to Spicy Singapore Fried Rice

  • Mona

    Tried this recipie out. It worked wonderous ! Thanks for making my home kitchen into a resturant ! My family loves my cooking of your recipies. There are many cooking websites, but eCurry – ( do I call you by eCurry? ) – you have given us easily prepared lovely food !

    Red chilis here not only adds to the hot and spicy taste, it also serves as a feast for the eyes. Can I use green chilis as well?

  • Sakina Neemuchwala

    The Singapore fried rice is an amazing different n tasty rice recipe. I am going to try it out. eCurry has made my desire to learn new dishes really easy. i can explore n cook my favourite dishes, Thanks!!

  • Sushanta

    Hi Soma ! we tried this fast and delicious recipie at a friends’ gathering ! It turned out great and we enjoyed fully. Best is, this is something with which you wont need any side dishes. Thanks.

  • soma

    Glad that you enjoyed:-)

  • Hi Soma, Amazing recipe. Thanks for sharing. Definitely going to try this soon. I so miss the Indo-Chinese cusine here in US 🙁

  • This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try this out tonight! Thanks!

  • saira

    i made this rice today and it came out perfect! me any hubby loved it! thanks alot for sharing! good day!

  • saira

    and my hubby* 🙂

  • i will cook later for sure! coz i love spicy food!

  • Best answer I’ve found for this recipe. Thanks.
    The picture looked slightly different from what I’m used to but I’d try it out.

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