Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Cabbage Fried Rice

My husband asked me for a long time to make fried rice we get in roadside. He liked the taste and it is almost tasted like the roadside fried rice :). Also those who do not like cabbage will definitely like this fried rice.

Time of Preparation : 30 minutes
No of servings : 2
Spice level : 4 out of 5


  • Basmathi Rice – 1 cup
  • Cabbage (thinly sliced) – 3 cups
  • Capsicum (thinly chopped) – 1 cup
  • Onion (finely chopped) – 1/2 cup
  • Ginger (grated) – 2 tsp
  • Garlic (grated) – 2 tsp
  • Soy sauce – 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Chilly vinegar – 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper (freshly ground) – 2 tsp (adjust according to spice level)
  • White pepper – 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies – 2 (slitted lengthwise)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Egg – 2 (optional)

Method of Preparation :

  1. Add 1 and 1/2 cup of water to the rice and cook and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds followed by green chillies and onions.
  3. Fry till they become translucent and add the grated ginger and garlic.
  4. Fry for two minutes and add the capsicum. Fry till they become half cooked and add the chopped cabbage.
  5. Fry for 5 minutes and add the soy sauce, vinegar, white pepper and followed by black pepper and salt.
  6. Reduce the flame and add the cooked rice and mix well.
  7. Add more salt and black pepper if needed.
  8. If you want to add egg, keep another pan add the eggs, little more salt and pepper and when it is half done, add the cabbage rice to it.
  9. Serve hot with hot sauce or ketchup.


  1. Cabbage fried rice sounds delicious and so very easy.

    • Thank you..

  2. The first dish which i cooked was this fried rice only……..All my family were suprised………..I thank u heartly arthi

    • Thank you Divya for trying out and letting us know the feedback. Happy to hear that everyone liked it..

  3. Thanks for the recipe! I was looking for an easy rice to make on a monday and this was great. We had to change it a bit to use chili pastes instead of the actual chilies since that is what I had on hand – and it was pretty fiery. I was wondering (for the future) what your “Spicyness” scale is based off of – one to 5, or one to 10 (because obviously then we are wimps and should plan accordingly!)

    • Thanks and really sorry..We are mentioning the spice level in the scale of 1 to 5. I missed in this recipe. Sorry for the mistake.

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