Vegetarian Fried Rice Recipe

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vegetarian fried rice

Vegetarian fried rice is a very popular meatless main dish, as it is very easy to make and can use up leftovers.  Leftover rice that’s been refrigerated actually makes a better fried rice than freshly cooked rice!

Vegetarian fried rice is made out of rice, chopped vegetables and egg, stir-fried with oil and seasoned with soy sauce.  For a vegan version of fried rice, just omit the egg :)

For this easy fried rice recipe, you can use any kind of veggies.  You can use chopped frozen vegetables, or you can chop fresh vegetables.  I often use whatever leftover vegetables I have in the refrigerator – just chop them up and turn them into yummy vegetarian fried rice meal!

On the picture above, I used fresh chopped zucchini for a vegetable.  For this vegetarian fried rice I also often use sliced bell peppers and mushrooms.

Vegetarian Fried Rice Recipe


  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • 1 shredded carrot (use the food processor to shred it)
  • 2 cups of chopped vegetables
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oil

Instructions How To Make Fried Rice

  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the shredded carrot and chopped vegetables. Cook, stirring periodically, for 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Add another 1 tbsp of oil to the frying pan. Add cooked rice and stir so it’s mixed with oil and vegetables.
  • Add a raw egg to the rice, then stir very fast so all the rice is coated with egg.
  • Drizzle with the soy sauce. Keep stirring for 2 minutes.

Enjoy this tasty vegetarian main dish!  If you like this vegetarian fried rice recipe, also check out vegetarian lasagna recipe, vegetarian pasta with pesto and vegetarian enchiladas recipe.

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