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Lemon Turmeric Fried Rice Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

Toss in This Lemon Turmeric Fried Rice is a great recipe to use leftover rice, sautéed with fresh vegetables, in a bright lemon and turmeric spiced sauce. Save your leftover rice and transform it into a healthy and flavorful meal filled with delicious veggies. This rice makes a great side dish that everyone will love.
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We have a new favorite way to use leftover rice: Lemon Turmeric Fried Rice!  This delicious recipe is a fun way to make fried rice a little bit #extra.  The flavors work really well together in this dish, and it cooks in about 15 minutes.
I normally make my leftover vegetarian fried rice, but decided to switch up the spices a bit. There’s a little bit of everything in this dish: Asian flavors, Indian turmeric, Greek lemon rice… it’s a bit of a melting pot. But hey, it tastes fantastic!  And the color is absolutely gorgeous, so you know you are getting some great health benefits from the turmeric.

This Lemon Turmeric Fried Rice Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Perfectly Spiced
  • Simple
  • Versatile
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, and Vegetarian

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Easy Weeknight Turmeric Rice Recipes in Under 30 Minutes

This lemon turmeric fried rice is what I call an Easy Weeknight Meal – which is on your table in about 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a healthy homecooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering takeout!

What’s In This Turmeric Lemon Fried Rice?

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Save Leftover Rice for a No-Waste Recipe!

I’m all about saving, reusing, or repurposing as much as I can in my kitchen. This lemon fried rice with turmeric is the perfect recipe to repurpose something you may be tempted to throw out. Instead of tossing leftover rice in the compost or garbage, you can repurpose it into a delicious and flavorful meal.  I’m all about saving anything I can from my kitchen, and this sauce is a great way to avoid letting leftovers go to waste!

How Do I Make Lemon Turmeric Fried Rice?

  1. In a wok, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper and saute for 5 to 6 minutes until vegetables begin to soften.
  2. Add peas, paprika, Sriracha and turmeric and cook for an additional minute, stirring the vegetables so they are coated in the spice.
  3. Add the cooked rice to the wok and stir well so until rice becomes a warm yellow color. Add lemon juice, stir, and more oil if the rice still seems to dry. Taste, and add salt and pepper if desired.

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Gluten Free Fried Rice Recipes for the WIN!

This gluten free fried rice with turmeric recipe is a simple meal to make without the wheat. I’m all about making recipes gluten free when I can. Gluten free cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around gluten free pantry staples and swapping in a few wheat-less ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite gluten free pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my gluten free recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meals for everyone at your table.

Other Recipes with Leftover Rice You’ll Love!

Chickpea Lemon Rice Soup Recipe

Vegetarian Leftover Fried Rice Recipe

Oat Milk Rice Pudding Recipe

Creamy Zucchini Rice Soup Recipe

Bacon Pineapple Fried Rice

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Get the Same Ingredients for this Vegetarian Egg Drop Soup with Rice:

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As always, if you make this vegan and gluten free yellow fried rice recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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Lemon Turmeric Fried Rice

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This Lemon Turmeric Fried Rice is a great recipe to use leftover rice, sautéed with fresh vegetables, in a bright lemon and turmeric spiced sauce. Save your leftover rice and transform it into a healthy and flavorful meal filled with delicious veggies. This rice makes a great side dish that everyone will love.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 148 kcal

Equipment

  • Wok

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a wok, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper and saute for 5 to 6 minutes until vegetables begin to soften.
  • Add peas, paprika, Sriracha and turmeric and cook for an additional minute, stirring the vegetables so they are coated in the spice.
  • Add the cooked rice to the wok and stir well so until rice becomes a warm yellow color. Add lemon juice, stir, and more oil if the rice still seems to dry. Taste, and add salt and pepper if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 150mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 628IUVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
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