nutritional information

Per 1-cup serving:

  • Calories: 189
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Total Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 308 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 3 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

Ultimate Veggie Fried Rice

Ultimate Veggie Fried Rice

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

Add leftover cooked vegetables, an egg, or some beans, and you have a wonderful one-bowl meal. Recipe adapted from Tassajara Dinners & Desserts by Dale and Melissa Kent.
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 small carrot, diced (¼ cup)
  • 1 stalk celery, diced (¼ cup)
  • 1 tsp. herbes de Provence
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice, crumbled or broken up
  • 2 cups leftover vegetables, beans, etc., optional

1. Heat skillet over medium-high heat, and add oil. Sauté onion, carrot, celery, herbes de Provence, and salt 10 to 15 minutes, or until well browned. Add a little more oil if pan seems dry. Add rice, and stir-fry 5 minutes, or until mixture is hot and well combined.

2. Rice is now ready to be served, but if you have some time before your meal, turn heat to low, add a little more oil to pan, and let rice sit undisturbed 7 to 10 minutes, or until browned. If it begins to stick, scrape it up, stir tasty brown bits in, and continue browning with a little more oil. The more time and energy you spend at this stage, the tastier the rice will be. If using leftovers, add them just before serving and continue to heat thoroughly.

September 2009 p.38

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I made this with shiitake mushrooms and it was delicious. They were uncooked so I chopped them up and cooked them along with the onion, carrot and celery.

J M - 2014-09-22 18:54:11

Too much oil & salt in this recipe. For vegans, your choices for ingredients suck. Just because a dish is vegan doesn't mean it should be all about oil & salt. Low sodium chicken broth is an excellent choice instead of excess oil as is low sodium soy sauce. Some bean sprouts would also liven this dish up as well as fresh ginger and a dash of curry powder. Broccoli, cauliflower and mushrooms would add plenty of depth and taste to this otherwise bland recipe.

thomas_the_tank_engine - 2014-08-13 20:41:56

I lightly brown sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and pumkin seeks then add table spoon (or to taste) of Tamari (soya sauce- ) and toss the seeds in the jucie - add the brown rice and cook until blended with the seeds and sauce - lovely

Julie Greenstreet - 2013-11-01 10:48:54

It's a bad habit to lean on oil for flavor. Learn to appreciate the flavors of good ingredients, and substitute lemon juice or a bit of vegetable broth for the all the oil.

Theresa - 2013-10-16 14:58:02

I sauté up red onion, garlic, bell pepper, carrots a couple hot chilies then throw in my brown or basmati rice, a few splashes of Brags liquid aminos lots of thyme a little salt and when it's all golden throw in lots of kale and some green onions! :) be sure to make extra! Because it is delish

Ruby - 2013-02-11 18:54:21

Sometimes a nice squirt of lemon brightens flavors. A splash of peanut oil adds a distince flavor too. (and add heat, baby, heat!)

Renee - 2011-06-17 11:14:22

I don't understand why everyone is so excited and loving the rice. I made it just written and yet it is very bland and boring. I keep adding herb du provence and still...booor-iiing...

Wonderwoman - 2011-06-06 13:21:03

I don't understand why everyone is so excited and loving the rice. I made it just written and yet it is very bland and boring. I keep adding herb du provence and still...booor-iiing...

Wonderwoman - 2011-06-03 17:09:54

I made this and also added an egg once the onions were done (I used green onions instead). Sauteed that for a bit and added the rice and some shoyu. Excellent! It was supposed to be for our dinner tonight but my kids came home from school and devoured the entire thing!! Next time, make double.

Amy - 2011-05-26 17:11:11

too much sodium, took out the salt and just used my own fresh herbs.

DeAnna Rice - 2010-04-30 17:38:11

I've recently become vegetarian and I can't wait to try this recipe out [:

Veronica - 2010-04-28 22:02:43

I didn't like the herbs de provence. It was too overbearing. I couldn't taste the flavor of the veggies.

Jessica - 2010-01-04 19:03:32

My husband is not a vegetarian, but just added a scrambled egg and some left over vegetables and he loved it. I herbes de provence made a distinct difference for flavor. It is the first time I have ever used this herb mixture.

Pat Dunham - 2009-12-25 21:09:07

So, so , so good :) - I added orange bell pepper instead of carrot and also a handful of frozen corn and a dash of soy sauce and an egg. Will become a staple :)

Melinda - 2009-11-09 23:13:01

I used squash and potato for the extra veggies, and threw in about 1/4 cup diced toasted almonds for crunch - it was a real hit!

Laura H. - 2009-10-21 14:56:09