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An easy vegetarian fried rice recipe.

Vegetarian Fried Rice

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner/Entree
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired


Vegetarian Fried Rice – a delicious, easy weeknight dinner idea that you are going to love!


  • 6 cups rice, cooked and dried
  • 1 cup scallions (just the white onion part), chopped
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 4 teaspoons mirin
  • 7 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 heaping tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (additional for garnish)
  • 2 avocados
  • 4 eggs, poached


  1. Heat a large skillet or wok to a medium-low heat.
  2. Add oil and when it is hot add the garlic and cook 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  3. Then add scallions and let reduce about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Then add bean sprouts, soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, pepper and salt.
  5. Stir to mix thoroughly and let it begin to simmer.
  6. Add rice and mix immediately.
  7. Once rice is mixed into liquid, add lemon zest and mix again.
  8. Ensuring rice is fully warmed/hot, add cilantro at the last minute.
  9. Serve immediately with sliced avocado and poached egg on top.
  10. Garnish with additional cilantro and/or carrots.


  • *Rice: simply cook your desired rice according to its package instructions and then spread out on cookie sheet and let dry for as long as possible or up to 6-8 hours, either in the fridge or on your counter.
  • Storage: any leftover fried rice can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.


  • Serving Size: 6oz
  • Calories: 413
  • Sugar: 2.7 g
  • Sodium: 513 mg
  • Fat: 20.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.9 g
  • Protein: 8.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 93 mg