Everyone loves fried rice, but if you could eat vegetable fried rice, without the fat and calories of typical fried rice, would you? My vegetable fried rice is oil-free and loaded with vegetables and brown rice.
Although I try to plan, sometimes life gets in the way. Everyone has those days when life creates obstacles, and dinner goes by the wayside. This was one such night.
Luckily, I make brown rice ahead of time, so I opted for oil-free fried rice. I used my wok to sauté the vegetables. Then the rice and sauce. In 10 minutes, I made a delicious, filling meal in one pan.
What ingredients are in vegetable fried rice?
To load up the veggies, I picked various my favorites for this vegetable fried rice recipe.
- Brussel Sprouts
- Red Bell Pepper
- Purple Cabbage
- Peas (fresh or frozen)
- Mame (shelled edamame)
- Brown Rice
Let's not forget the sauce. One important lesson I've learned with making fried rice is to leave the sauce out until the very end and use it sparingly. There's nothing worse than soggy fried rice. Remember, you can always add more sauce later.
What rice is the next rice for fried rice?
When considering what rice to use for fried rice, I always pick brown rice. But, other varieties of rice can be substituted in this recipe. Regardless of what rice you choose, always make sure the rice is cooked before adding it to the wok.
Vegetable Stir Fry Sauce
- Tamari, Liquid Aminos, or Soy Sauce
- Teriyaki Sauce
- Rice Vinegar
- Sriracha (more if you like it spicy; less or none if you do not prefer spice)
How to make vegetable fried rice simple for the little ones...
Since fried rice is generally just rice with onions, carrots, and peas, I decided to take it up a notch. But, if you have little ones or picky eaters in your family, I separate some peas and carrots and make a more simplistic version as well.
Although the process and the sauce are the same, this simple fried rice takes 5 minutes without all the vegetable prep time.
Of course, chopping the vegetables is half the battle when cooking. So, I always use my vegetable chopper for cooking jobs like this.
Sometimes, owning a vegetable chopper makes vegan cooking much easier!
Eating in a hurry doesn't have to include fatty take out, delivery, or fast food. A quality meal can be prepared in little time without sacrificing a healthy lifestyle. So now you know how to make vegetable fried rice without oil.
If you love oil-free Asian meals, check out these oil-free tasty dishes.
- Asian Green Bean Recipe
- Vegan Stir Fry
- Grilled Asian Sesame Tofu with Vegetable Slaw
- Kale Asian Pasta Salad
- Vegetable Egg Rolls
- Eggplant with Miso
- Miso Tahini Dressing
- General Tso Cauliflower
Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂