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Vegan Fried Rice

Vegan Fried Rice is a quick & easy one pan meal for busy days. A great way to use up leftovers.

Course Main Course

Ingredients

Rice

  • 1.5 cups cooked rice*
  • 2 tbsp canola oil

Wet Ingredients

  • 1.5 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce*
  • 3 drops liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1-3 tsp Sriracha to taste

Filling

  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/4 cup vegan chicken
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot

Scrambled Tofu

  • 1/4 cup tofu
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  • pinch mustard powder
  • pinch smoked paprika
  • pinch turmeric

Instructions

Rice

  1. Heat a wok on high with the oil and 1 grain of the rice. Once the grain of rice begins to sizzle, add the rest of the rice. 

  2. Cook, stirring occasionally for five to seven minutes, or until the rice has taken on a slightly golden color and a chewy texture. If doubling the recipe, do this step in batches to avoid crowding the pan.

  3. Toss in liquid ingredients, coating rice well. Cook two minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Make a well in the center of the rice with your spatula, and add in ingredients for scrambled tofu. Leftover scrambled tofu will work great as well. Cook for about a minute, and then mix into rice.

  5. Make another well in the center of the rice, and add the rest of the ingredients, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes before tossing the pan well to combine.

  6. Serve, with more hot sauce as desired.

Recipe Notes

*freshly cooked rice will work great, provided you have fluffed the rice and let it evaporate some water flat on a large dinner plate. If using day old rice, be sure to break up any clumps.

*this is just what they sell at my Costco, so use whatever you like being mindful of your personal tastes.