Vegetarian Fried Rice is an all-time Thai classic guaranteed to satisfy everyone–even picky eating kids who don’t like trying anything new.
I don’t usually make this dish as I feel like it’s too typical. Recently, I had a very frustrating experience eating fried rice from a Chinese restaurant on a trip, and want to prove that Thai Vegetarian Fried Rice, packed with yummy vegetables, is really easy to make.
With a perfect combination of simple ingredients, I also go the extra mile, fermenting the rice to make it even healthier, along with lots of vegetables.
Indeed, I can confirm after making it again that it’s both easy and satisfying.
Things you need to make Vegetarian Fried Rice:
- A bowl of cooked rice, either white rice or brown rice–your choice, but I use fermented whole grain rice
- Some mixed fresh vegetables such as: carrots, broccoli, pineapple, green onion, onion, green peas, and cilantro. I opt out of tomatoes as they always make fried rice come out a little bit too mushy, but serve them as a separate salad instead.
- 1 egg. I use free-range eggs from happy chickens. (to make it vegan–simply skip the egg)
- 1-2 cloves of garlic
- 1-2 TBSP (30 ml) of soy sauce
- 2 TSP (5 ml) or less of sugar. I use whole-unrefined sugar
- 1 TBSP or more of coconut oil
- Black pepper (optional)
- Chop the vegetables into bite sizes, shell the peas and set them in a plate.
- Finely chop the garlic, thinly slice onion, and leave them on a chopping board.
- On medium heat in a frying pan, heat a little bit of coconut oil, and scramble the egg with a squirt of soy sauce and set it aside.
- In the same pan, add more oil and fry the garlic ‘til golden crispy. Then add the onion, and fry ‘til it wilts and becomes translucent.
- Add all the vegetables, and stir fry them thoroughly with the garlic and onion. Put in the soy sauce and sugar, and stir fry all well.
- Add the rice and mix all very well, and taste to see if it needs more soy sauce or sugar, then add cilantro in and stir thoroughly.
- Serve warm with a piece of lime, and a side dish of tomato salad.
Have you made fried rice this way? Please share it with me, I’d like to hear about it!