Triple rice chicken triple rice

 Chicken triple rice | chicken triple Schezwan rice recipe

Learn how to make triple fried rice recipe at home like restaurant style with rice, noodles, fried egg and fried noodles. Delicious and yummy triple fried rice recipe.

Serving trip rice chicken with fried noodles, schezwan gravy and omlet

Fried rice are everyone's favourite. And schezwan fried rice with noodles is very special for all the foodies and cooking enthusiastic. Triple rice is a favourite Mumbai's street stalls sough after dish . The bright red colored rice and noodles, topped with fried noodles and red chicken gravy are something that one cannot resist to taste. If you are looking for such a restaurant style triple rice recipe then you are in right place. Here I bring you the best step by step guide on how to make chicken triple rice recipe at home with photos and video.

Though it looks complicated and lengthy to make triple rice at home but the result is worth to make such a mouth watering and tantalizing dish.

The star ingredients to make this rice is schezwan sauce. It is good to use a homemade schezwan sauce for the recipe but you can go for a good brand store brought schezwan sauce. If you want to make the sauce at home, you can read this easy schezwan sauce recipe.

What is triple rice ? 

Triple rice is a one pot meal with a combination of fried rice, noodles and schezwan gravy. A popular Mumbai street food also known as combination rice or packed rice.  Rice and noodles are stir fried together with schezwan sauce which is then top with fried noodles and Schezwan gravy before serving. 

The word triple in tripe rice stand for using three main ingredients which includes rice, noodles and gravy. Triple rice can be prepared both as veg and non veg variations. In vegetarian version of triple rice, veg manchurian balls are used in the gravy.

Time taken

The total time taken to make this chicken triple rice is under 70 minutes. Which includes the preparation time of about thirty five minutes and thirty minutes of cooking time. The cooking time includes boiling rice and noodles, frying chicken and fried noodles, making the gravy and omlet.

Serving suggestions

The best part of this recipe is the way it is served. It looks amazing and truly mouth watering. You can serve it in two different ways.

First one, the cooked rice and noodles are served on a plate or bowl and garnished with fried noodles on its top. The gravy is then poured on the top of fried noodles. And the omlet on one side of the rice.

Chicken triple rice serving topped with omlet, schezwan gravy and sauce in background

In second one, the gravy is placed in a well made at the centre of rice noodles. Fried noodles are topped over the gravy and the omlet over one side of the rice. Chopped green spring onions are sprinkle over them.

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Ingredients required  

For schezwan rice

  • 1 cup rice (cooked)
  • 1 cup noodles
  • 1 tablespoon schezwan sauce
  • Small pinch of salt
  • Green spring onions for topping
For chicken schezwan gravy
  • 150 gm boneless chicken pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 2 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 3 - 4 onion cubes
  • 3 - 4 bell pepper cubes
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red chilly paste
  • 1 teaspoon Schezwan sauce
  • 1/3 teaspoon pepper powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • Some chopped green spring onions
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup water
Other ingredients
  • 1/2 cup fried noodles
  • 2 eggs 
  • small pinch of black pepper powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • Some boiled chicken

Steps to make the recipe

1. Cooking rice and noodles
Long grain basmati rice is best for fried rice recipe. Soak one cup basmati rice for 20 minutes with enough water. After that boil  enough water in a deep vessel pan. Add a small pinch of salt and one tablespoon cooking oil. When the water start to boil add the rice and cook the untill 90% done. Drain the rice and let to cool down completely. Otherwise you can keep them in a blast chiller to cool down quickly. If you have overnight leftover rice then you can also use them. They are best to make any fried rice.
Similarly boil noodles as per package instructions until 90% done. Drain and apply some oil over them. And let them cool down completely. 

Boiled rice and noodles in bowl for triple schezwan rice recipe

2. Making fried noodles
When the noodles become cool down completely take a small portion and sprinkle some corn flour over them. Mix carefully and keep aside for 5 minutes to set. Meantime heat oil in a kadai on medium high flame heat. When the oil become hot lower the gas flame to low. Now add the noodles and fry till crisp  golden. Remove them in a absorbent paper to remove any excess oil.

Frying noodles for triple rice

3. Marinating and frying chicken
Trim the chicken and remove any excess fats present. Then cut them into small bite size cubes. In a mixing bowl add the chicken, 1/2 teaspoon red chilli sauce, small pinch of salt and pepper powder, three tablespoon corn flour,one tablespoon all purpose flour and two tablespoon beaten egg. Mix everything together so that the chicken pieces get coated evenly from all sides. If required sprinkle some water. Cover and keep aside for ten minutes to absorb the flavour. After that fry them over medium heat flame oil till become crisp golden.

Crisp fried chicken for schezwan chicken gravy

4. Making schezwan rice noodles
Heat one tablespoon oil in a Chinese wok or pan over medium heat flame. When the oil become hot, lower the heat to low. Add one beaten egg and scramble. Then add some chopped boiled chicken and stir with the eggs. Keep the gas flame medium at this point. Therefore add the boiled rice,  noodles and one tablespoon schezwan sauce.

Schezwan sauce over rice and noodles for triple rice

 Give them a good mix so that the schezwan sauce nicely get mixed with the rice and noodles. If required add some more schezwan sauce. Now add white pepper powder and salt as per your taste. Mix everything again to incorporate nicely. Keep the gas flame high while stirring. Taste the seasoning and if required add some more salt and pepper. Sprinkle some chopped green spring onions over them. Mix and remove in a bowl.

5. Making schezwan chicken gravy
Again heat one tablespoon cooking oil and fry chopped ginger and garlic till light golden. Then add the chopped onions and fry till translucent under high heat flame. Therefore add the capsicum, bell peppers and spring onion white cubes. Stir fry them for a minute. Lower the gas flame to low and add red chilli paste, red chilli sauce and schezwan sauce. Mix everything and cook for 30 seconds. 
Now pour half cup water and simmer. Add pepper powder and salt. Again add the fried chicken pieces and mix well. Simmer for one more minute.

Fried chicken in schezwan gravy for triple rice

Make a slurry by mixing one tablespoon corn flour with 1/4 cup water and pour over the chicken gravy. Cook them for a while or till the gravy or sauce start to thicken. If the sauce become too thick then add some more water to adjust. When you get the required gravy consistency sprinkle green spring onions. Taste the seasoning and remove in a serving bowl.

Schezwan chicken gravy topped with spring onions for triple rice recipe

6. Making the omlet
Beat one or two eggs in a mixing bowl with some pepper powder and salt. Heat half tablespoon oil in a omlet pan and pour the beaten eggs. Fry both side well done. Remove in a plate.

Fried omlet for triple rice recipe

7. Arranging and serving triple rice 
Now it's time to serve everything we made. This is the best part of triple rice. First place some fried noodles over the rice noodles then top them with some schezwan chicken gravy. And lastly place the omlet over one side of the rice and serve. 


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                            Nutritional value

                            ( Serving size 1 portion)

  • Calorie : 400
  • Fats : 23 g
  • Protein : 12 g
  • Carbohydrate : 45 g
Frequently asked questions

1. Do you need red chilly paste to make triple rice recipe?
Red chilly paste is important to make restaurant style glossy red color appearance for any dish if you are not using any color. Kashmiri chilli are soaked or boiled and then pureed into a fine paste. Which is then cooked in generous amount of oil till the oil start to separate. 

In triple rice you can avoid to use it while making the rice and noodles as schezwan sauce will give the required color. But while making the gravy you need to add a small amount of red chilly paste for the glossy color.

2. Can I use store brought schezwan sauce to make triple rice?
Yes the store brought schezwan sauce can also give you the desired result. Make sure the sauce is bright red in color.

3. Can I use leftover rice to make triple rice?
Leftover rice is perhaps best to make any fried rice. The rice wouldn't become sticky which we often happens while we use fresh cooked rice.

4. Can I make the schezwan gravy without frying the chicken?
Yes the schezwan gravy can be made without frying the chicken. That's means you don't have to coat them with corn flour and refined flour. Just mix salt, pepper and chilli sauce and saute on a pan till done. 

                             Recipe notes

  • Make sure the rice and noodles are completely cool down before making the triple rice.
  • Adding boiled chicken or fried chicken is optional but it makes the recipe more nutritious.
  • Red chilly paste is used to give the chicken gravy the required glossy red color appearance.
  • To enhance the flavour you can add some seasoning powder like maggi or knor seasoning powder.

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