Vegetable Fried Rice
Vegetable Fried Rice
5 from 2 votes
Dive into the aromatic world of vegetable fried rice, a simple yet savoury dish that tantalizes taste buds while nourishing your body. This recipe, known for its adaptable character, brings together a medley of veggies in a symphony of flavours, all enveloped in perfectly cooked rice.
Vegetable Fried Rice

When it comes to a comforting and flavorful dish that’s easy to whip up in no time, there’s nothing quite like a hearty plate of veg fried rice.

Originating from Asian cuisine, this recipe is a delightful blend of fluffy rice, vibrant vegetables, and savory sauces, all stir-fried to perfection.

Veg fried rice is a popular dish known for its versatility and simplicity. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is accessible to all skill levels.

With just a few basic ingredients and straightforward cooking techniques, you can create a satisfying meal that’s sure to please the whole family.

Expert Tip: Experiment with different sauces and seasonings to create unique flavor variations. Try adding oyster sauce, sesame oil, or chili paste for an extra kick.


Rice: The star of the dish, rice provides the hearty base for veg fried rice. Its neutral flavor and fluffy texture make it the perfect canvas for absorbing the flavors of the other ingredients.

Salt: A pinch of salt enhances the flavor of the rice, ensuring it’s not bland but perfectly seasoned.

Oil: The cooking oil used for stir-frying provides the base for sautéing the vegetables and building flavor.

Onions: Onions add a sweet and savory flavor to the dish, providing a delicious foundation for the other ingredients.

Green Chillies: Adding a bit of heat, green chillies bring a subtle kick to the dish, balancing out the flavors.

Bell Pepper: Bell peppers contribute crunch and vibrant color to the veg fried rice, making it visually appealing and adding a hint of sweetness.

Peas (Frozen): Frozen peas add a burst of freshness to the dish and complement the other vegetables with their sweet flavor and tender texture.

Garlic Paste: Garlic paste infuses the dish with aromatic flavor, enhancing the overall taste profile.

Carrot: Carrots add natural sweetness and a satisfying crunch to the veg fried rice, making it more nutritious and visually appealing.

Soy Sauce: Soy sauce lends a rich umami flavor and savory depth to the dish, tying all the ingredients together.

Salt and Black Pepper: These seasonings help to balance and enhance the flavors of the dish, ensuring it’s well-seasoned and delicious.

Tomato Puree: Tomato puree adds a subtle tanginess and depth of flavor to the veg fried rice, enhancing its overall taste profile.

Expert Tip: Customize your veg fried rice by adding your favorite protein, such as chicken, shrimp, or tofu. Cook the protein separately before adding it to the dish.

Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy it as a standalone dish: Veg fried rice is flavorful and filling enough to be enjoyed on its own as a main course. Serve it piping hot straight from the wok for a satisfying meal.
  • Pair it with your favorite protein: Add grilled chicken, tofu, shrimp, or any other protein of your choice to complement the veg fried rice. The combination of protein and veggies creates a well-rounded and nutritious meal.
  • Serve it alongside other Asian-inspired dishes: Create a complete Asian feast by pairing veg fried rice with dishes like chicken stir-fry, vegetable spring rolls, dumplings, or noodle dishes. The variety of flavors and textures will delight your taste buds.
  • Use it as a side dish: Veg fried rice also makes a fantastic side dish to accompany dishes like teriyaki chicken or beef with broccoli. Its versatility allows it to complement a wide range of main courses.

Expert Tip: For the best results, use cold, cooked rice that has been refrigerated for at least a few hours or overnight. This helps prevent the rice from becoming mushy during stir-frying.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use other vegetables in this recipe?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize your veg fried rice with your favorite vegetables. Broccoli, mushrooms, corn, and bean sprouts are all excellent additions that can add variety and nutrition to your dish.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

While veg fried rice is best enjoyed fresh, you can make it ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Simply reheat it in a skillet or microwave until heated through before serving.

Can I make this recipe vegan?

Yes, you can easily make this recipe vegan by omitting the egg or using a plant-based egg substitute. Ensure that the soy sauce you use is also vegan-friendly.

Is veg fried rice gluten-free?

If you use gluten-free soy sauce or tamari, this recipe can be made gluten-free. Be sure to check the labels of your ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free if you have dietary restrictions.

Can I use brown rice instead of white rice?

Yes, you can substitute brown rice for white rice in this recipe. Keep in mind that brown rice may require a longer cooking time and additional water, so adjust accordingly.

How can I adjust the spice level of this dish?

To adjust the spice level of veg fried rice, you can increase or decrease the amount of green chilies or omit them altogether if you prefer a milder flavor.

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Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

by Nabeela Kauser
Dive into the aromatic world of vegetable fried rice, a simple yet savoury dish that tantalizes taste buds while nourishing your body. This recipe, known for its adaptable character, brings together a medley of veggies in a symphony of flavours.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Soaking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 308 kcal


Cooking Rice

  • 200 g Rice
  • 1 litre Water
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt

Stir Fry


  • In a large bowl add the rice and rinse twice to remove any excess starch then leave to soak in cold water for at least 30 minutes
  • In a saucepan bring the water to a boil
  • Add the salt, oil, and the soaked rice before cooking for 10 minutes until the rice is partially cooked
  • As the rice is cooking in another pan heat up the oil on medium heat until hot
  • Add the red onion, green chillies, garlic paste, red pepper and green pepper then sauté for a few minutes
  • Add the frozen peas, salt, pepper, soy sauce and tomato purée then cook for 5 minutes
  • Once the rice has cooked drain and rinse the rice with cold water then set aside
  • Add the rice then mix gently to incorporate the rice into the mixture without breaking it and cook until the grains are tender
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 308kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 6gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.03gSodium: 1519mgPotassium: 328mgFibre: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 4515IUVitamin C: 87mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cooking, Food, Fried Rice, Recipe, Rice, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
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