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5-Ingredient Vegetable Fried Brown Rice

This Vegetable Fried Brown Rice comes together quick with just 5 ingredients. A tasty and healthy brown rice recipe perfect for meatless Mondays or a side dish on busy school nights.

This Vegetable Fried Brown Rice comes together quick with just 5 ingredients. A tasty and healthy brown rice recipe perfect for meatless Mondays or a side dish on busy school nights.

If there is one thing I’m learning it’s that I will always thank myself on Tuesday night for cooking up a batch of brown rice Sunday. Food prep like cooking grains, baked potatoes and even shredded chicken in the slow cooker ALWAYS saves me during the school week.

When I find myself unsure of what I want to make for dinner (not to mention, short on time), it’s always incredibly helpful to have a few staples already cooked up and waiting in the fridge. Brown rice is one of those staples and helps to make this super quick and easy Vegetable Fried Brown Rice possible even on the busiest of nights.

This Vegetable Fried Brown Rice comes together quick with just 5 ingredients. A tasty and healthy brown rice recipe perfect for meatless Mondays or a side dish on busy school nights.

What veggies go in fried rice?

I found a frozen organic vegetable medley with edamame at Costco and love it for easy side dishes that I know my kids will eat, or to include in healthy brown rice recipes like this one. Frozen mixed veggies are a great shortcut ingredient for fried rice but you can include so many different veggies, especially if you are trying to clear out the produce drawer.

These veggies are perfect for fried rice:

  • peas
  • chopped onion
  • diced carrot
  • chopped broccoli
  • edamame
  • green beans
  • corn

You can make this fried brown rice recipe even better by throwing in any leftover protein you may have (steak, chicken, shrimp) to bulk it up or if you are in the mood for something light it’s great as is. My family loves Asian food and I try to make a stir fry at least once a week. This veggie fried rice is the perfect addition to stir fry night.

Serve this healthy brown rice recipe with your favorite stir fry or Asian inspired dish. Here are some to try:

Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

Salmon and Veggie Stir Fry

Slow Cooker Asian Citrus Pork Tenderloin

Baked Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs from Cookin’ Canuck

This 5-Ingredient Vegetable Fried Brown Rice was featured in Vegetarian Recipes with Five or Fewer Ingredients on Greatist!

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5-Ingredient Vegetable Fried Brown Rice

  • Author: Aggies Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Asian

This Vegetable Fried Brown Rice comes together quick with just 5 ingredients. A healthy brown rice recipe perfect as a side dish on busy weeknights.


Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or other high heat cooking oil)
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/41/3 cup low sodium soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large wok over medium high heat.
  2. Add frozen mixed vegetables and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add brown rice and soy sauce to vegetables and cook for up to 5 minutes or until all is heated through.
  3. Make a well in the center of the vegetables and rice  and add whisked eggs to wok. Let cook and set for a minute. Break up eggs with your spatula or spoon (I use this bamboo stir fry spatula) into small pieces. Stir into fried rice.
  4. Season well with coarse salt, fresh ground pepper and additional soy sauce to taste. Serve with red chili sauce or sriracha.

Notes

Nutrition information is calculated based on the more common frozen mixed vegetable blend you find in grocery stores, without edamame. Feel free to add edamame in addition to the vegetables and recalculate nutrition info if needed (I like to use My Fitness Pal).


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
  • Calories: 132
  • Fat: 4
  • Carbohydrates: 16
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 6

Keywords: brown rice, fried rice, vegetarian

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21 comments on “5-Ingredient Vegetable Fried Brown Rice”

  1. I used to make fried rice all the time…and I haven’t done it in forever! Need to get on that! I agree- pre-making staple foods totally saves me too. Since I teach at the gym most nights, I have to have things prepped for dinner!

    • You are so good about prepping ahead, and for good reason This recipe is so ridiculously easy, I figured I’d post to remind someone to make it 🙂

  2. I’m trying to food prep more and more these days – It definitely saves time and helps me to enjoy my evenings more if I’m not doing a lot of cooking every night.   Much as I love cooking!  This sounds really tasty

  3. Yes, I LOVE having leftover cooked rice on hand. Great idea to make a big batch on the weekend!

  4. I always make leftover rice. Love it for recipes like this! This looks fabulous, Aggie! I love the edamame in this dish.

  5. This is such a great idea for weeknight cooking. Thank you for sharing this!

  6. So easy! This is very similar to my quick fried rice. It’s a great kitchen clean out meal. I like to add some left over chicken and Sriracha to mine. Yum!

  7. Fried rice is a favorite weekend meal in our home – a great way to clean out the fridge 😉

  8. Veggie fried rice is currently my go-to pre-race dish of choice. Perfect source of quality carbs + sodium which athletes need more of before big events!

  9. Oh yum! This looks super delicious and perfect for a meatless monday meal 🙂 Liz (from the lemonbowl) sent me over and I love everything I’m seeing 🙂

  10. I’d add 2 dashes of fish sauce. I’d skip salt, but use half tbsp of oyster sauce. Pepper is a must.  Thanks for this!

  11. We LOVE brown rice. I like to use Grape Seed Oil. I also lightly sautéed 1/2 of a lrg. onion in Step #1, and drizzled in a few drops of Sesame Oil at the end, for A LOT of flavor. Be careful, it’s strong, so a little goes a very long way. Thanks Aggie, for inspiring me to make this lovely & healthy rice, just the way my family liked it.

  12. Love the edamame in this!  Great addition!  

  13. i was trying to prepare it but doesn’t got much taste. In second time, its taste was accepted by my family. thanks for a good dish

  14. I’ve never had a dish like this before. It looks really good!

  15. I love fried rice but never prepared this way coz I am always in hurry and lacks this kind of creativity. Bookmarking this recepie:)