Sweet corn rice or corn fried rice recipe using very few ingredients. Sweet corn in this recipe lends a good sweet aroma to the rice that is unique. This fried rice is made without any sauce or vinegar. It also gets a good flavor from the extra virgin olive oil, fresh pepper powder, capsicum apart from sweet corn.
You can also add soya sauce, vinegar or any one of them, if you like. Since I made it for the kids’ I prefer not to use soya sauce.
This sweet corn fried rice is made often for the kids’ school box as it is quick to make. It has also been one of the most demanded for the kids’ parties. A good snack or paneer dish with this rice will be loved by most kids.
To make this fried rice, you can use fresh or frozen corn. I use organic frozen corn.
Sweet corn fried rice recipe
Ingredients (1 cup = 240ml )
- 1 cup rice uncooked or 3 cups cooked rice
- 2 cups water or as needed to cook rice
Ingredients for corn rice
- 1½ tablespoon olive oil or butter as needed
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 medium onion medium, or spring onions few sliced thinly
- 1 to 2 green chili slit (optional)
- 1 cup sweet corn (frozen or boiled)
- ¾ cup capsicum chopped
- 2 sprigs herbs (mint/celery/coriander) chopped
- ¼ teaspoon pepper powder as needed
How to make the recipe
Preparation (skip this section if you have pre cooked rice)
- Wash and soak rice for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Cook rice with 2 cups of water in a pot. When the rice is done to al dente, drain any excess water.
- Spread the rice and cool completely.
- Rinse and chop the onions and bell peppers. Chop garlic and slit chilli.
How to make corn rice
- Heat oil and fry garlic until it smells good.
- Add onions, chilli and fry until golden.
- Next add all the veggies including corn and fry until they are partially cooked.
- Add chopped celery and fry for a while.
- Next add cooled rice, salt, pepper powder and more olive oil..
- Stir all and fry for a minute.
- Serve sweet corn rice hot or cold.
NUTRITION (estimation only)
Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.
If you are new to cooking, follow my detailed step by step photo instructions for best results.
1. Cook rice until al dente. Cool it.
2. If using corn on the cob, boil the corn until tender. I prefer to use frozen corn.
How to make sweet corn fried rice
3. Heat oil and saute garlic until it begins to smell good.
4. Add sliced onions and chili. You can also use spring onions whites. If making for kids skip chilli or deseed and use .
5. Fry until the onions turn lightly golden.
6. Add corn, capsicum and saute until the capsicum and corn are slightly tender.
7. Add fresh herbs. Coriander, celery or mint go well. Just a handful add aroma to the rice. Saute until it begins to smell good. If you wish to use sauce, add half tsp each of soya sauce and vinegar now.
8. Add cooled rice, pepper powder, salt and more olive oil if desired.
9. If making for the lunch box, i suggest do not fry. Rice may turn hard. Just mix it. If making it to use right away, you can fry for 1 to 2 minutes.
Serve sweet corn fried rice with or without any side.