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Easy Fried Rice

  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Side
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Vegan


Healthy, quick, and flavorful, this oil free Easy Fried Rice recipe is a veggie-studded rice dish that is lightly seasoned and deliciously filling!



Base Ingredients:

  • 1 medium yellow onion, fine dice
  • 1 medium carrot, grated or julienne sliced *
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red bell pepper (optional) * 

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium tamari *
  • 2 Tablespoons low-sodium vegetable broth *
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup (+/-) *
  • ½ teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon tahini *

Other Ingredients:

  • 4 cups refrigerated cooked brown rice *
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed *

Optional Topping Ingredients:

  • Sliced green onions


  1. Place the Sauce Ingredients in a bowl, mix well until smooth and emulsified, set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, add the diced onions, carrots, and red bell peppers, sauté over medium-high heat for approximately 7 to 9 minutes to soften. Add a splash of water or broth to prevent sticking and burning.
  3. Stir in the refrigerated rice and peas, stirring constantly for 2 minutes, then add the Sauce Mixture, stirring constantly until everything is heated through, approximately 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, top with sliced green onions, and enjoy!


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Servings:  4