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Vegetarian Fried Rice

Vegetarian Fried Rice

Learn how to make a simple and satisfying Vegetable Fried Rice! An ideal dinner, this flavorful recipe is packed with fluffy rice and plenty of vegetables!

  • 0 - 30 Minutes
  • Medium
  • 4




  • 2 pouches Tilda Ready to Heat Pure Basmati Rice, cooled
  • 3 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced, white and green parts divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp grated ginger
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 cup frozen edamame beans
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp furikake seasoning or black sesame seeds
  • 1 lime, quartered, for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, for garnish

How to make Vegetarian Fried Rice

  1. Prepare rice according to package directions.

  2. Heat a large non-stick pan over high heat until hot. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil.

  3. Put the eggs in a small bowl, season with a pinch of salt and whisk well. Add the beaten eggs to the pan. Using a spatula, cook the eggs for about 30 seconds, remove from the pan and set aside.

  4. Add the 2 remaining tablespoons of oil to the pan. Add the carrots, and whites of the spring onions. Cook for about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, for about 1 minute

  5. Add the cold rice, edamame, and cooked eggs to the pan. Add the soy sauce and mix well.

  6. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

  7. Stir in the green parts of the spring onions and sprinkle with the furikake (or sesame).

  8. Garnish with lime and cilantro and serve.

What is Furikake Seasoning?

Furikake is a seasoning made from savory and sweet flavors, including sesame seeds, katsuobushi (dried, fermented, and smoked skipjack tuna), green seaweed flakes, and nori seaweed. This traditional Japanese condiment is not only a fantastic addition to steamed rice, but it can also be used as a topping for onigiri, udon noodles, soup, salad, popcorn, and various other dishes.

How to Make Fried Rice Extra Crispy:

  • Use cold, cooked rice. Freshly cooked warm rice tends to stick to the pan and become mushy.
  • Sauté each ingredient separately. Fried Rice is a type of stir-fry, so it’s crucial to cook each ingredient separately to ensure that they are all crispy and properly cooked.
  • Allow the rice to toast by spreading it in a thin layer in the pan, letting it cook for a few minutes without stirring.
  • Avoid using excessive amounts of sauces, which can make the rice soggy.Add a crunchy garnish, such as chopped nuts or crispy fried onions, to add texture and enhance the flavor of the dish.

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