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Vegetarian Thai fried rice recipe is hearty, easy, and one of the best leftover rice recipes!  Simple, loaded with vegetables, and ready in 20 minutes. 

A perfect inexpensive dinner or side dish, and can be served with any protein you have on hand!  Easily made vegan.

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I always have a container of leftover rice in the fridge – we make so many recipes to serve with rice that the inevitable container always gets left behind. This vegetarian leftover fried rice recipe is the perfect way to transform that old bland rice into a delicious and hearty meal! I love adding a spicy Thai chili hot sauce for extra flavor and heat.
 
You can mix this recipe up by adding a variety of veggies to vegetarian fried rice, but green onions, peas, and carrots are my favorites. I also love to crack an egg in the wok too, for a little flavor and added protein.

This Vegetarian Thai Fried Rice Recipe Is

  • Simple
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Satisfying
  • Hearty
  • Fresh
  • Versatile
  • Vegetarian
  • A great recipe with leftover white rice
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Best Vegetarian Leftover Rice Recipes

Instead of tossing that old leftover rice, transform it!  The beauty of this recipe is that it actually tasted better with leftover rice, rather than fresh.  You’ll save money by not throwing away food, and have a fantastic and flavorful side dish or main entrée ready in about 15 minutes.

What’s In This Leftover Fried Rice Recipe

Be sure to visit the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions!

  • Leftover Rice: I really love using basmati rice in most of my dishes.  Basmati rice is a very long-grain rice, and has a really nice texture in this fried rice dish.
  • Peanut Oil: or other light high-oleic oil for cooking over high heat.
  • Sesame Oil: The sesame oil gives the perfect toasty flavor to the rice. Toasted sesame oil is traditional in a lot of Asian dishes, and will give this fried rice the perfect flavor.
  • Onion: for flavor and crunch
  • Fresh garlic cloves
  • Peas & Carrots: I used a frozen bagged mix for this recipe
  • Ginger: fresh ginger is a great way to add flavor to any recipe!
  • Eggs: Cooked right in the wok for a little extra protein.
  • Soy sauce or tamari: tamari is a gluten-free version of soy sauce. Tamari has a bright salty flavor, and adds a really nice depth of umami to this dish.
 

Easy Recipes With Leftover Brown or White Rice

This leftover 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 homecooked meal but don’t hours to spend 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 tasty meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering takeout!
 
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How Do I Make This Fried Rice Using Leftovers Recipe?

  1. In a wok or large pan, heat the sesame oil and peanut oil over low heat. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger and sauté for 6 or 7 minutes until veggies have softened.
  2. Move the veggie mix over to one side of the wok, and add the peas and carrots.  Sauté for another 5 minutes.  Then move all ingredients to the same side of the pan.
  3. Crack the eggs, and stir with a wooden spoon to scramble them.  Add the Thai chili sauce to the eggs. Continue to scramble and scrape the bottom of the wok for 5 or 6 minutes until eggs are completely cooked.
  4. Now, add the rice and stir all ingredients together to combine well. Add the Tamari/soy sauce, rice vinegar, and green onions.
    Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Serve and garnish with extra green onions if desired!

Can I Make This Leftover Fried Rice Vegan?

Sure!  Just skip the eggs and you have a delicious vegan fried rice in no time.  To make this nut free, use sunflower oil instead of peanut.

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Vegetarian Thai Fried Rice

Vegetarian Thai fried rice recipe is a one of the best leftover rice recipes – hearty and easy, and a great way to use leftover rice!  Simple, loaded with vegetables, and ready in 20 minutes.  A perfect inexpensive dinner or side dish, and can be served with any protein you have on hand!
5 from 5 votes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 410 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon light sesame oil
  • 1 cup sweet onion
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 inch knob ginger minced
  • 1.5 cups frozen peas & carrots blend
  • 4 eggs use tofu for vegan version
  • 1 tablespoon Thai hot sauce
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1 tablespoon Tamari or soy sauce if not gluten free
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 4 green onions sliced

Instructions
 

  • In a wok or large pan, heat the sesame oil and peanut oil over low heat. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger and saute for 6 or 7 minutes until veggies have softened.How Do I Make This Fried Rice Using Leftovers Recipe?
  • Move the veggie mix over to one side of the wok, and add the peas and carrots.  Saute for another 5 minutes.  Then move all ingredients to the same side of the pan.
  • Crack the 4 eggs, and stir with a wooden spoon to scramble them.  Add the Thai hot sauce to the eggs. Continue to scramble and scrape the bottom of the wok for 5 or 6 minutes until eggs are completely cooked.
  • Now, add the rice and stir all ingredients together to combine well. Add the Tamari/soy sauce, rice vinegar, and green onions.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Serve and garnish with extra green onions if desired!

Nutrition

Calories: 410kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 14gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 72mgPotassium: 383mgFiber: 5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 775IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 2mg
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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Our family loves to order Out Chinese food. Fried rice is one of our favorites we always buy. It gets too expensive todo this often. I’m so happy this recipe is easy to make with items we have on hand. Thank you for saving me a ton of money

  2. Like Asian food…this is perfect. Want to limit small amounts of food I throw out in the garbage. This fits the bill

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