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5-Ingredient Vegetable Fried Brown Rice

Healthy and quick, this Vegetable Fried Brown Rice comes together with just 5 ingredients. Great for meatless Mondays or busy school nights.

Vegetable Fried Brown Rice - a quick and healthy side dish for any night of the week.

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. If I know this, then why oh why don’t I do it every single 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 make this super quick and easy Vegetable Fried Brown Rice possible even on the busiest of nights.

5-Ingredient Vegetable Fried Brown Rice - a quick and healthy side dish for any night of the week.

I found this 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 quick dishes just like this vegetable fried brown rice.

You can make this fried rice 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.

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5-Ingredient Vegetable Fried Rice

Yield: 4 side dish servings


  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or other high heat cooking oil)
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables (I like the organic vegetable medley with edamame from Costco)
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce


  1. Heat oil in a large wok over medium high heat.
  2. 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. Add frozen mixed vegetables and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add brown rice and soy sauce to vegetable and egg mixture and cook for up to 5 minutes or until all is heated through.
  3. Season well with coarse salt, fresh ground pepper and additional soy sauce to taste. Serve with red chili sauce or sriracha.

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Serve this healthy fried rice 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

Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken from Very Culinary (We love this one!)

Baked Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs from Cookin’ Canuck

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13 Responses to “5-Ingredient Vegetable Fried Brown Rice”

  1. Erica posted October 6, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    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!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted October 7, 2015 at 6:30 am

      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. Corina posted October 7, 2015 at 6:48 am

    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. Erin@WellPlated posted October 7, 2015 at 9:24 am

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

  4. Sandy @ RE posted October 7, 2015 at 10:09 am

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

  5. Dayna @ Tabs and Tidbits posted October 7, 2015 at 11:39 am

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

  6. Emily @ Zen & Spice posted October 7, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    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. j posted October 7, 2015 at 8:58 pm

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

  8. Kristen Chang posted October 8, 2015 at 6:51 am

    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. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction posted October 8, 2015 at 11:07 am

    What a perfect weeknight meal!

  10. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog posted October 8, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    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 🙂

    • Aggies Kitchen posted October 9, 2015 at 8:59 am

      Hi Phi!!! So glad you are here 🙂

  11. toro posted October 14, 2015 at 4:50 am

    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!

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