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Vegetable Fried Rice – Easy & Delicious

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Vegetable fried rice

You can follow the recipe for this vegetable fried rice or add the vegetables of your choice.

I love mushrooms but a couple members of my family aren’t that keen on them. I’m only telling you this because this vegetable fried rice recipe could easily be amended to your own taste. I often use mushrooms and other veggies in this rice recipe.

Just add mushrooms or for that matter add the vegetables of your choice.

For now though, I’ll give you this version of vegetable fried rice and leave it up to you whether you prepare yours like this or experiment and create your own version.

Looking for popular ideas for your homemade vegetable fried rice? You could include shredded cabbage, peas, spring onions and sweetcorn. I like to add soy sauce to mine which is becoming more common in Indian restaurants.

Making vegetable fried rice

Cook the garlic and ginger first in the hot oil.

Making vegetable fried rice

Then add the cubed carrots.

Making vegetable fried rice.

Toss in the rest of the vegetables.

Making vegetable fried rice

Add the spices and soy sauce.

Making vegetable fried rice

Add the cold Basmati rice and stir it all up quickly.

Vegetable fried rice

Squeeze the lime juice over the top and dig in.

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Yield: 6

Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 500ml cooked cold rice
  • 2 tablespoons garlic and ginger paste
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 carrots – cut into small cubes
  • 1 head of broccoli – finely cut
  • 6 spears of asparagus – finely cut
  • 2 onions – finely cut
  • 2 green chillies – finely chopped (more or less to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon madras curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Juice of one or two limes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a wok over high heat and add the oil. When it begins to boil, add the garlic and ginger paste.
  2. You are working at high heat here so continue stirring continuously so that nothing sticks to the bottom. Add your diced carrots.
  3. After about a minute, stir in the asparagus, broccoli, onion, chillies and soy sauce. Continue stirring!
  4. Now add the turmeric, curry powder and cumin powder and stir it all up.
  5. The vegetables should be just about cooked through after another minute. Stir in the rice. You need to stir fast so that the rice is nicely coated and doesn’t stick to the bottom of your wok.
  6. Squeeze the lime juice over the top, check for seasoning and serve.

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Friday 27th of November 2015

I'm cooking fried rice for dinner tonight... it looks like I've found my recipe :D

Dan Toombs

Sunday 29th of November 2015

Great Gavin! Hope you enjoyed it. :-)


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