Fried Rice

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Fried Rice
Fried Rice

Raise your hands, if you “love” fried rice!!

Raise your hands, if you do not “love” fried rice!! Seriously? How could you?

Fried Rice
Fried Rice

Fried Rice is one of the most known dish from the Chinese Cuisine, all over the world. I have eaten this in India as well as in America. One dish, which is prepared similarly in both the countries, without much difference. The only difference that I can think of is – in India, the Veg Fried Rice does not come with eggs in it. Whereas, in America, Basic Fried Rice is always, well almost, egg based. Veg Noodles , is another very popular dish from the cuisine which is equally loved, if not more!


I remember, that in India all the Indo-Chinese dishes are served with a side of an array of sauces. The most common ones are the soy sauce, the green chili sauce, and the distilled vinegar with green chillies soaked in it. No matter how perfectly seasoned these were served, I would always add another dash or 2 of seasoned vinegar and other sauces in my dishes. The sizzling hot flavors that danced at the rim of my tongue, were unmatchable. Another side, that I have adapted from Thai cuisine here, from one of the Hole in the Wall, kinda restaurant in south Carolina, while vacationing is Roasted Ground Peanuts with Dry Raosted Red Chillies. Phew….Man…these add the heat and crunch to any dish. I always always always, have a little bit of this on the side of my noodles and rice in while cooking Asian food. Try will love it.

Fried Rice
Fried Rice

Making Fried Rice at home, is the easiest dish to prepare, I promise. So many times, I cook extra rice to make fried rice for the next meal or to pack for the lunch box for the kids. They just can’t have enough of it. Also, when you make this at home, you can always make these healthier yet delicious. These do not have to be oil and sodium drenched. These are definitely MSG free, as compared to the restaurant ones or the frozen varieties.

This is how to make this dish!

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Fried Rice

An easy rice dish from Asian Cuisine, which is perfect for busy week night meals. Easy ingredients, Quick to cook and Delicious to eat.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5
Author simplyvegetarian777


  • Mix Vegetables - 4 cups finely chopped (including green beans, peas, carrots, bell peppers/capsicums, celery, green onions/scallions)
  • Rice - 3 cups cooked (a day old and refrigerated preferred)
  • Onions - 1/2 cup finely chopped
  • Ginger - 1 tsp finely grated
  • Garlic - 1 tsp finely grated

Oils & Spices

  • Oil - 1&1/2 tbsp
  • Soy Sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Green Chilli sauce - 1 tsp
  • Distilled Vinegar - 1/2 tbsp
  • Black pepper powder - 1/4 tsp. If you have white pepper powder then use that.
  • Salt to taste

Vinegar Mix

  • Distilled White Vinegar - 1/4 cup
  • Soy Sauce - 1/4 tsp
  • Green Chillies - 2 thinly sliced


Making Vinegar Mix

  • Add all the ingredients together, as mentioned under the Vinegar Mix. Stir well and set aside.

Making the Fried Rice

  • Make sure that all the vegetables are cut in the similar size and shape. This is very important step in making the fried rice, for even cooking and good texture of the dish. Keep the size of the pea as the base of the size for others.
  • Heat oil in the pan in a wok or heavy bottom hard anodized pan or kadhai. Add onions, ginger and garlic to the pan.Toss for 1-2 minutes till onions soften a bit.
  • Add the mixed vegetables all together in the pan and keep the heat high. Toss and saute on high heat for about 4-5 minutes. We want the vegetables cooked, still crunchy. Do not overcook the vegetables.
  • Add soy sauce, vinegar, chilli sauce, salt and pepper to the pan. Mix.
  • Separate the cold rice with your hands or fork. Add this rice to the pan with mixed vegetables. Toss, fold gently and cook on high flame for another 2 minutes till the rice is well heated through.
  • The Vegetarian Fried Rice is ready to be served.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve the fried rice hot with vinegar mix and peanut mix on the side.


You may use brown rice or wild rice also for better nutrition. You may use low sodium soy sauce. You may use any seasonal vegetable available.

I had a great time creating this dish in my Indian American Kitchen and feeding my family. I am sure that you will enjoy it too.


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  1. Looks fantastic Sonal. I wasn’t aware of the green chile sauce or vinegar/chile flavors. Fried rice dishes are one of my favorites to make because it is so versatile and easily made vegan. Flavoring with curry spices is always good. I’ve been wanting to put up a post of fried rice with a Mexican flair for awhile.
    By the way, I’ve settled on a idea for the curry you sent me! I want to do it right and also feature it on my blog. Stay tuned!

    1. I am so excited to see what you do with the fried rice with Mexican flavors Gerard …and also can’t wait to see your work with my curry spice!! I am watching the space out for you :).
      Thank you so much!!

  2. Fried rice is one of my favorites! It’s such a great go-to dinner because it’s fast, versatile and always so delicious 🙂 I’ve never used vinegar in mine before but that sounds like a great addition!

  3. Yum, always loved fried rice, it can be so versatile and colorful. The pictures really do this dish a lot of justice as always. You’ve given me an idea for dinner tonight, served with salmon steaks. Thanks Sonal 🙂