Who doesn’t love Chinese take-out? Make it even better by cooking it at home to save time and money! Get started with this easy vegetable fried rice recipe!
A million years ago I wrote this recipe for Christmas Day Fried Rice. It’s a fun tradition in our family (and maybe yours) to have a little homemade Chinese take-out and watch a Christmas story…
But really, this is just a recipe for amazingly delicious and easy vegetable fried rice!
You can make it any time of year for any reason and it’s just as enjoyable as ever. I especially love it with a side of lemon honey chicken and grilled garlic zucchini! Talk about delicious!
By making it myself, I not only save money, but I can also skip out on the processed ingredients and MSG that are likely to accompany my restaurant General Tso’s Chicken.
And bonus: This fried rice is so fast and simple, you wouldn’t get it any faster if you ordered it!
Easy Vegetable Fried Rice
First, make 2 cups of rice (1 cup uncooked). I like to use Jasmine, but to any rice you have on hand should work. Then, in a wok or deep skillet, add some seseame oil (or butter) and 2 tablespoons soy sauce or Tamari sauce.
Tamari sauce: This is soy sauce that has been made without wheat. It tastes just as good and doesn’t come with all the gluten side effects. You can buy the Organic Tamari sauce I use here, or your local grocer might carry it as well.
Next, add your vegetables to the sauce; we use peas, carrots, and coarse chopped broccoli. Cook until sauce it soaked into the vegetables, and the vegetables are soft.
Add rice to the pan and toss with sauce and veggies until rice is well coated. Add some salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately for an easy and delicious meal!
- 1 Cup Uncooked Rice (Jasmine)
- 2 Tbsp Tamari Sauce (or Soy Sauce)
- 1 Tbsp Butter
- 1 Cup Veggies (I use peas and carrots, and a little broccoli)
- Cook rice according to the method you normally use.
- Melt butter in a skillet and add veggies to pan.
- Add Tamari Sauce to pan and toss veggies to coat.
- Continue to cook veggies until tender.
- Add cooked rice (2 cups cooked) to pan and toss until rice is will coated in sauce.
- Note: You may need to add a bit more Tamari Sauce at this point to get the color that you are used to. Don't overdo it though, it can get really bitter! Stop and taste test after each addition of sauce.