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fried rice with leftovers easy vegetarian healthy 15 minute dinner

Vegetarian Leftover Fried Rice

The Herbeevore
Vegetarian leftover fried rice recipe is a one of the best leftover rice recipes - healthy 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 4 votes
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 410 kcal


  • 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
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1 tablespoon Tamari or soy sauce if not gluten free
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 4 green onions sliced


  • 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.  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!


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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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