How to Make Delicious Vegetarian Rice

Vegetarian Fried Rice


  • Cooked rice (white or brown)
  • Assorted vegetables (carrots, peas, corn, bell peppers, broccoli, etc.)
  • Tofu or tempeh (optional, for added protein)
  • Chopped garlic and ginger
  • Soy sauce or tamari
  • Sesame oil
  • Vegetable broth or water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped scallions or cilantro for garnish
  • Optional: Cashews or peanuts for added crunch


  1. Heat a pan over medium heat and add a bit of sesame oil.
  2. Add chopped garlic and ginger to the pan and sauté until fragrant.
  3. If using tofu or tempeh, cut it into bite-sized pieces and add it to the pan. Cook until it’s lightly browned.
  4. Add chopped vegetables to the pan and stir-fry until they’re slightly tender.
  5. Push the vegetables to the side of the pan and crack an egg into the empty space. Scramble the egg until cooked.
  6. If not using egg, you can skip this step.
  7. Add cooked rice to the pan and mix it with the vegetables and protein.
  8. Pour soy sauce or tamari over the rice and mix well. Adjust the amount according to your taste.
  9. If you have vegetable broth or water, you can add a bit to the pan to prevent the rice from sticking and add extra flavor.
  10. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Toss the ingredients in the pan until everything is heated through and well combined.
  12. Remove the pan from heat and garnish with chopped scallions or cilantro.
  13. If desired, sprinkle some cashews or peanuts over the top for added crunch and flavor.
  14. Serve the delicious vegetarian rice as a main dish or as a side to your favorite dishes.

Feel free to customize the vegetables and protein based on your preferences. Enjoy your flavorful and nutritious vegetarian rice!