Easy Vegan Fried Rice Recipe

Published on December 16th 2021 by Rachael Ottier Hart.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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This is a unique recipe for all of our Vegan followers. Whether you follow this lifestyle for humanitarian, animal rights, or health reasons, this Easy Vegan Fried Rice is an excellent example of how a meatless lifestyle can still taste fantastic.

We encourage all our followers to try this recipe as a Meatless Monday meal for you and your family. The recipe includes all the iconic flavors of regular fried rice with some crispy chunks of seasoned tofu for extra flavor and texture.

We will even show you how easy it is to prepare and cook tofu for those that have never tried it. If you love rice, try out our quick and easy recipe for Vegan Paella. This is sure to be one of your favorite vegan rice recipes, so let us get cooking!

 

 

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Serves
6 persons

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Rice - Precooked 1 day before

  • 1 package Extra Firm Tofu, diced

  • 1/4 cup Corn Starch

  • 1 teaspoon White Pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon Five Spice, powder

  • 2 tablespoons Peanut Oil

  • 1 tablespoon Ginger - minced

  • 1 large yellow Onion - diced

  • 3 cloves Garlic - minced

  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil

  • 3 tablespoons Soy Sauce

  • 1 Bell Pepper - diced

  • 2 Chinese Celery Stalks - diced

  • 1 cup Mixed Vegetables - peas, carrots & corn

  • 1 Green onion - chopped

Instructions

Tofu Prep

Use the plate upside down and place two paper towels on top of the bottom of the plate.

Remove the tofu and place it onto the paper towels and cover it with another 2 paper towels and a heavy skillet (5-8 pounds).

Leave the tofu to drain for 30 minutes and then cut it into bite-sized cubes.

In a bowl, mix the cornstarch, white pepper and five-spice seasonings.

Add the tofu cubes to the dry mix and toss to coat each piece.

Place one tablespoon of peanut oil into a hot wok or large deep skillet and once it starts to smoke add the tofu cubes and fry on each side till golden and crispy.

Remove from the heat and set aside till ready to add to the rice.

Place a wok or large deep skillet, add peanut oil, and heat on high until smoking.

Sauté the ginger, onion, garlic, bell peppers, celery, and mixed vegetables and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the rice and cook for 5 minutes, tossing and mixing with the vegetables.

Add the tofu and cook for 3 minutes, tossing and mixing the rice and vegetables.

Mix in the sesame oil and soy sauce and cook for three more minutes until the rice turns brown from the soy sauce.

Remove from the heat and serve in serving bowls with some green onion on top and enjoy.

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Rachael Ottier Hart
Author:

Join Rachael on a global culinary journey. With a passion for travel and diverse cuisines, she crafts recipes that weave flavors, scents, and stories into each dish, igniting your wanderlust with every bite.

More posts by Rachael Ottier Hart