Vegan Fried Rice

Preparation time:

10 min 

Cooking time:

20 min

Servings:

6 – 8

Rice has always been one of my favorites cereals, ever since my childhood back in Romania.

My mom used to cook rice quite often, from main dishes rich in colorful vegetables to desserts.

At the time, my favorite used to be a Balkan style dish called pilaf: rice with vegetables and chicken, cooked until the rice was soft and tender.

I like to experiment with rice and cook it myself in various ways, playing with spices and flavors. 

One of my favorite rice dishes is Brown Rice Risotto With Artichokes, Capers & Olives, an Italian style recipe.

But the rice recipe that I’m sharing with you today is an Asian inspired one, and I have to admit in all modesty, that both my husband and my daughter told me that it smelled and it tasted as good as a genuine Chinese one. 🙂

This recipe yields a lot (enough for 6 to 8 servings) so feel free to halve it and store it in the fridge, as you’ll be set for the next day too.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups Jasmine rice, rinsed and drained and cooked as per the instructions on the packaging
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup Bragg liquid soy seasoning (or regular soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 yellow onion, cubed
  • 1 large bunch of broccoli (about 1 ¼ pound), florets removed and sliced into small, bite-sized pieces
  • 1 pound pencil-thin asparagus, woody ends snapped off, and cut in ½-inch slices
  • 2 large garlic cloves, very thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cubed
  • 3 medium carrots, cubed
  • 1 cup diced celery (from 2 to 3 medium ribs)
  • salt, freshly ground pepper, and chili flakes to taste

 

HOW TO DO IT:

First, rinse, drain and cook the rice as per the instructions on the packaging. Add salt to the water when boiling.

Meanwhile, wash, cut and slice all the vegetables.

In a large pan add the coconut oil, Bragg liquid soy seasoning, turmeric, and chili flakes. 

One minute after the oil and soy seasoning starts boiling add the vegetables and stir constantly.

After 3-5 minutes add in the cooked rice, and continue to stir, so that everything mixes well and turns into a beautiful, colorful mixture. Stit fry everything together for 3-5 more minutes.

Remove the pan from heat and transfer its contents to a large serving bowl.

You can serve it as is, or add some fried tofu to complement it.

Enjoy and let me know if you liked it!

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