Easy Vegetarian Fried Rice

Easy Vegetarian Fried Rice Finally The Secret to Perfect Fried Rice Vegetarian Gluten Free #myvegetarianfamily

When I think of the word “fried” I immediately think “unhealthy”.  I imagine a large rectangular bucket of oil that sits for days on end and chunks of battered items are immersed in and out.  Nice visual, I know, sorry, but you all have seen it and likely have eaten something out of one of those buckets.  I can bet I know what else you have eaten out … Fried Rice.  No giant bucket of oil with seared mystery chunks coming out when you order up some fried rice but yet still “fried” and likely coated in oil and other things.  This vegetarian family enjoys testing out the vegetarian fried rice at various Thai restaurants that we go to.  Some we like and some not so much.  I have tried and tried to recreate the ones we like while cutting down the “fried” part (and the oil and calories that go along with it).

I have eaten a lot of fried rice, researched a lot of recipes, asked a lot of my friends their fried rice secrets and have the following tips to share with you for perfect, easy, vegetarian fried rice that is a ready in under 30 minutes:

  1. As you can see the first ingredient in the recipe is butter.  Don’t freak out.  It is only one tablespoon.  It adds lots of flavor and works really well here.  Don’t omit it unless you are making this vegan.
  2. Use cold rice. Yes, I said cold.  It holds its shape, absorbs the flavors and fries better.
  3. Customize this rice to your family preferences. Add other veggies, tofu, even egg it that is how you like your fried rice. We like it as pictured with peas and carrots.
  4. Buy some sesame oil and use it in your fried rice.  The butter gives the veggies the flavor, the sesame oil gives the rice that restaurant-style taste.
  5. Use any rice.  I use white basmati rice but any rice you have on hand will do.

Hope you love it as much as we do!

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Easy Vegetarian Fried Rice
Fried Rice start to table in under 30 minutes. Finally, the perfect restaurant-style make at home fried rice.
Easy Vegetarian Fried Rice Ready in Minutes Finally The Perfect Fried Rice Recipe Vegetarian #myvegetarianfamily
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups Rice cooked previously and chilled
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 large Onion chopped
  • 2 cups peas and carrots frozen or fresh
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Scallions sliced
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 4 tbsp Soy Sauce use gluten free sauce if gluten free dish is desired
Course Dinner
Cuisine Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 4 cups Rice cooked previously and chilled
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 large Onion chopped
  • 2 cups peas and carrots frozen or fresh
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Scallions sliced
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 4 tbsp Soy Sauce use gluten free sauce if gluten free dish is desired
Easy Vegetarian Fried Rice Ready in Minutes Finally The Perfect Fried Rice Recipe Vegetarian #myvegetarianfamily
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Instructions
  1. Heat butter in wok or large pan on medium-high heat until melted
  2. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes
  3. Add garlic and cook for 2 more minutes
  4. Add peas and carrots and cook for 2 more minutes
  5. Add sesame oil to the wok and rice and "fry" the rice on high heat for 3 minutes stirring constantly
  6. Add soy sauce and continue to stir to mix and combine for 1 minute (I use Braggs's liquid aminos all purpose seasoning instead of traditional soy sauce)
  7. Add scallions and cook for 1 minute
  8. Remove from heat and serve. Can be kept in a covered container in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Recipe Notes

Options are to add in:

  • more veggies -  organic shelled soybeans, broccoli florets, corn or baby corn
  • Tofu
  • Scrambled egg
  • recipe adapted from gimmesomeoven
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