Favorite Vegetarian Fried Rice

Cheryl Green


This was my first attempt at making stir fried rice and it was a big hit. The pineapple bits give it just a hint of sweetness. Even my picky eater who does not like rice, gobbled it up. This recipe is adapted from a recipe from a cookbook titled "Simple Chinese Recipes".

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6 to 8




1 1/2 c
jasmine rice
2 1/2 to 3 c
vegetable broth, or water
1 - 2 Tbsp
soy sauce, low sodium
2 - 3 Tbsp
sweet onion, diced
1 - 2
carrots, cut in half lengthwise, and then sliced into half moon shapes
red, yellow, or orange bell pepper, seeds removed, diced
green bell pepper, seeds removed, diced
4 - 5
portebello mushrooms, sliced
2 clove
garlic, minced
4 - 5 Tbsp
soy sauce, low sodium
1 small
can pineapple tidbits, drained
cilantro or parsley, (optional)
roasted, chopped cashews, (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

Bring broth (or water) to a boil. Add the rice and 1 - 2 Tbsp soy sauce; stir and cook according to package directions. Set aside to cool.
Heat the oil in a large skillet, or wok.
Add the prepared vegetables, starting with the onions, stir fry for 3 minutes.
Add the remaining vegetables, stir fry another 3 to 5 minutes.
Add the garlic last, stir fry for 1 minute.
Pour in 1 - 2 Tbsp soy sauce, stir to mix with the vegetables.
Add the cooked rice and 1 to 3 Tbsp more of soy sauce, stir to coat the rice. Finally add the drained pineapple bits, stir. Continue to stir fry until well mixed and thoroughly heated. Serve.
Garnish with roasted nuts and cilantro (or parsley), if desired.
Note: Our family does not eat any added salt and in cooking I usually use products that have low salt; but, I have discovered that we are not fond of store bought vegetable broth, so for this rice I used 1 vegetable bouillon cube (which is high in salt) in the preparation of the rice (and we like it even more).
Note: The first time I made this, both daughters asked for more soy sauce; so, the next time I added it while boiling the rice, along with the soy sauce in the original recipe.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Chinese
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy