Vegetarian Fried Rice with Vegetables

Vegetarian fried rice with vegetables is delicious, but most of us do not make it at home. When it’s purchased out, it’s mostly rice and a few vegetables!

Vegetarian Fried Rice

I decided it’s about time I cooked vegetarian fried rice at home and gave it a healthy makeover.  My goal is to make a version that is at least 50% vegetables, and also to use healthier rice than the standard white rice.

Vegetarian Fried Rice Ingredients

Vegetarian Fried Rice Ingredients

  • 6 cups cooked brown jasmine rice

  • 2 T oil

  • 1 T fresh grated ginger

  • ¼ cup prepared garlic

  • 1 onion finely chopped

  • 2 red peppers chopped

  • 1 16 oz bag frozen petite peas

  • 3 yellow squash chopped

  • Reduced Salt Soy Sauce

  • Chopped Green Onions for topping

  • Peanuts for topping

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Vegetarian Fried Rice Directions

Vegetarian Fried Rice

  • Cook rice according to package directions.

  • When the rice is almost done, heat the oil in a wok or stainless steel electric skillet or wok. Add the ginger, onion, and garlic and stir fry until they are lightly browned. Push to the side.

  • Add the chopped red peppers, frozen peas and chopped yellow squash and stir fry for a couple of minutes, until peas are cooked through and the squash and peppers are crisp tender.

  • Add the cooked rice and stir fry it with and vegetables until heated through. This will only take a minute or two.

  • Add the soy sauce to taste.

  • Serve topped with Peanuts, chopped green onions, and Sriracha if you like food spicy hot!

Vegetarian Fried Rice

This fried rice was a hit. It did not have the oil sheen common in restaurant versions and the extra vegetables kept it light and a healthy diet habit choice. I would definitely make this again, and I’m sure it will become one of my favorite healthy recipes; it’s quick, easy, and tasty, which are my criteria for a repeat meal!

Vegetarian Fried Rice

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