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Vegetarian Fried Rice (Gluten-Free, Vegan-Friendly)

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 cups fried rice 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Vegetarian Fried Rice – This healthy fried rice recipe is loaded with colorful veggies and delicious flavor. Serve as a side with all your favorites! (Vegan-Friendly, Gluten-Free)


  • 34 cups cooked, cooled rice (white or brown)
  • 1/21 Tbsp. Avocado oil (can sub butter or coconut oil)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 23 carrots, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas (don’t thaw)
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn (don’t thaw)
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 24 Tbsp. Gluten-free tamari (ideally low-sodium) or coconut aminos
  • Optional, for serving: chopped cilantro, sriracha, sunny-side up eggs, or crispy tofu.


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Add bell pepper and carrots and cook 3-4 minutes or till softened slightly.
  3. Add frozen peas, frozen corn, green onion, garlic, and ginger. Cook 1 minute more.
  4. Add rice and 2 Tbsp. Tamari. Cook just 1-2 minutes longer, stirring to coat the rice in the sauce and adding more sauce, as desired until the rice is coated to your liking.
  5. Serve with goodies like cilantro, siraracha, eggs, or tofu.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Vegetarian fried rice, vegan fried rice, healthy fried rice, gluten-free fried rice