Simple Fried Rice Recipe & Video

Vegan Fried Rice Recipe With Cooked Brown Rice, Veggies & Spices

Simiple Fried Rice

If you're cooking brown rice, make extra to use in this quick, easy qluten free fried rice recipe. Add some nuts, sunflower seeds, tofu or chickpeas for a meal in a bowl.

Fried rice is also wonderful served with mung dhal, satisfying Mixed Vegetables In Coconut Curry Sauce, and Indian flatbread like chapatis.

Yield: 4 side or 2 main dish servings

Total Prep & Cook Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Data Per Serving (4), 200 g: 253 cal, 73 fat cal, 40g carb, 8g fat, 431mg sodium, 2g sugars, 4g fiber, 6g protein, low Cholesterol, good source Manganese. Estimated glycemic load 18


  • 2 - 3 cups cooked brown rice (or any cother cooked grain)
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1/4 cup minced onion (scallions are good)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 tsp dry ginger
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • Pinch turmeric
  • Pinch cayenne
  • 1 Tbsp Braggs liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • Optional: Add pan fried tofu cubes
  • Optional: Mix in 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or parsley
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  1. Heat oil on medium-low in a large shallow pan
  2. Peel the carrot, slice lengthwise, and dice in small pieces
  3. Wash and trim the celery, cut in thin pieces lengthwise, then slice thin
  4. Turn the heat to medium high
  5. Add the carrots and celery, stir-fry for 5 minutes
  6. Add the spices and stir-fry for 2 minutes, until mixed well and browned
  7. Add the frozen peas, and 2 Tbsp water, cover and steam for 5 minutes, or until the veggies are tender
  8. Add the rice and soy sauce or braggs, and stir-fry for 2 minutes, breaking up the chunks of rice
  9. Add chopped parsley or cilantro, if you're using them
  10. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for another 5 minutes

Recipe Tips:

Fried Quinoa, Baked Tofu, Tzatziki Sauce

This simple easy fried rice recipe can be cooked in a wok, a fry pan or sautë pan, whatever you've got. It can made just as easily with cooked quinoa as in the photo on the right, or millet, kasha (buckwheat) or bulgar wheat.

It's pretty common to have carrots, celery, onion and peas in the fridge, and I'm trying to keep it simple. But use what you like, or have on hand. That could include garlic, mushrooms, fresh ginger, peppers, zucchini, broccoli, etc.

I used 2 cups of cooked brown rice, and 2 cups of veggies. That makes two large servings, or 4 sides. Increase the amount for bigger appetites.

If you keep the proportions the same, this recipe will expand nicely to serve a crowd. If you want to add fried tofu and minced cilantro or parsley, prepare those ahead.

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