This Veggie Fried Rice is so good! Made with simple ingredients and seriously the best and easiest fried rice you’ve ever made. All comes together in under 10 minutes really fast and no one would ever guess it is naturally vegan.

Here is what made me get excited about this recipe: I used leftover rice.

When I cook rice, I usually end up with too much of it. So this is a perfect way to make something really good with it and this vegetable fried rice comes together even faster. Plus it tastes better with cooked and cooled rice because it fries better than warm, freshly cooked one.

If you’re looking for more vegetarian rice recipes try these Jamaican Rice and Peas or the Cuban Rice and Beans.  Go and use the search bar, it’s simple to keep good things coming.

All the ingredients for this Veggie Fried Rice.

Why you should make this Veggie Fried Rice

There are many reasons why you should try this recipe. It is:

  • super easy to make with simple ingredients
  • full of flavor
  • made with a stir fry sauce which takes this veg fried rice to another level
  • perfect for leftover rice
  • ready in under 10 minutes

And, as you all know, it comes with step-by-step instruction pictures!

First steps include frying the vegetables.

What you need for this Vegetarian Fried Rice

Seriously, how easy can it be to treat yourself to an easy and delicious meal? 

You need nothing more than:

  • cooked rice
  • stir fry sauce
  • sesame oil
  • mixed vegetables (I used carrots, onions, peas, bell pepper, and scallions)

Combining the vegetables with leftover rice and a stir fry sauce.

How to make Veggie Fried Rice

Heat the sesame oil in a casserole or skillet. When hot, add onions, carrots, and bell pepper. Fry for around 5 minutes until the veggies begin to soften.

Then give the cooked rice to the mix, season with salt and pepper to taste. Finally add stir fry sauce and peas. Mix in scallions and serve on plates or in bowls.

It makes an fantastic and filling option for lunch, dinner, and even meal prep.

Decorating this Veggie Fried Rice with scallions gives the dish an extra spicy crunch.

Tips and variations

To make it a bit more creamy, add 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (or almond butter). You can just mix it in the sauce in the pan.

If you want to add a bit of heat, I recommend a couple of tablespoons of my Red Curry Paste, so good. You can also try other vegetables like asparagus, cabbage, corn, broccoli, or cauliflower.

Pro tip for meal prep: You can make this veggie fried rice 3 days ahead and store in the fridge. I tried it even cold as a rice salad and found it was delicious.

Simple and cheap: this Veggie Fried Rice uses leftover rice which makes it so easy to prepare. All comes together in under 10 minutes and the whole family will love it. #vegan #dairyfree #vegetarian #glutenfree #budgetmeals #contentednesscooking #dinner #lunch #mealprep #veggiefriedrice

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Love seeing all your remakes!

Cheers, Florian.

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View of the Veggie Fried Rice in one large pan.

Veggie Fried Rice


  • Author:
    Contentedness Cooking

  • Prep Time:
    1

  • Cook Time:
    8

  • Total Time:
    9 minutes

  • Yield:
    2

  • Category:
    Lunch, Dinner, Meal Prep

  • Method:
    Frying

  • Cuisine:
    Vegan, Vegetarian


Description

This Veggie Fried Rice is so good! Made with simple ingredients and seriously the best and easiest fried rice you’ve ever made. All comes together in under 10 minutes really fast and no one would ever guess it is naturally vegan.


Ingredients

  • ​2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/2 batch Stir Fry Sauce
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables, chopped (I used 1/2 cup carrots, red bell pepper, onions, peas, each)
  • 1/4 cup scallions for garnish
  • 1/4 cup Sesame oil
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the sesame oil in a casserole or skillet. When hot, add onions, carrots, and bell pepper. Fry for around 5 minutes until the veggies begin to soften.
  2. Then give the cooked rice to the mix, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Finally add stir fry sauce and peas. Mix in scallions and serve on plates or in bowls.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 heaping cups
  • Calories: 602
  • Sugar: 20.1 g
  • Sodium: 116 mg
  • Fat: 28.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 22.5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 90.7 g
  • Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 8.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Keywords: Fried Rice, Leftover Rice, vegan, vegetarian, veggie rice, rice salad

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