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Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

Shweta Arora
Vegetable Fried Rice is a popular Indo-Chinese recipe made using left over rice that is stir fried with veggies. Its a great way to use leftover rice and a healthier alternative to takeouts.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people


  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • ½ cup spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • ½ cup carrots, finely chopped
  • ½ cup french beans, finely chopped
  • ½ cup cabbage finely chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cups cooked basmati rice
  • 1 tablespoon soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chilli vinegar, or white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil, optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a pan or wok heat oil on medium to high heat & once hot add the spring onions & saute for a minute. Add the ginger garlic paste & saute for a minute again.
  • Add in the carrots, french beans and red bell pepper & saute on high for couple of minutes or until the veggies are ¾th done. 
  • Stir in the cabbage, soya-sauce, vinegar salt & pepper. Saute roughly for 2 mins. 
  • Finally add the cooked rice & a teaspoon of sesame oil. Saute until well combined. Garnish with some spring onion greens. 


  • I would recommend using cooked rice that is refrigerated overnight. I usually cook my rice at night, cool it & then refrigerate it overnight. This helps to prevent the rice from breaking as well as prevents the grains from sticking to each other. If you plan to make this rice the very same day then cook the rice first, spread it on a dish evenly (use two dishes if required) Cool it for some time & then refrigerate it. Then cut all the veggies & prepare the dish. This will give the rice some cooling time. 
  • Don't over cook the rice. 
  • Use veggies of your preference & quantity. I like to add red bell pepper as it really enhances the taste & color of the rice. 
  • Ensure not to overcook the veggies, they should be partially cooked yet crunchy. 
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