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Vegetable Fried Rice

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Vegetable Fried Rice is a quick and easy meal that you can make with just a handful of simple ingredients. It’s a great way to use leftover rice.

Vegetable Fried Rice | Good Cheap Eats

Ever had it where you make too much rice and nobody wants to eat it up? Maybe it was a little dry and overcooked. Maybe you just made way too much. Maybe you don’t have anything great to go with it.

I get that. I’ve been there. Plenty of times.

Nowadays, though? I look forward to leftover rice. I even make extra rice just so we can have leftovers. Not because I want to eat dry, day-old rice, but because I can make fried rice. This Vegetable Fried Rice, to be specific.

Fried rice is just one of those gifts to the home cook. Like French toast and croutons, it comes from humble beginnings, but it tastes amazing. And has you wishing you had more leftovers to use up.

This Vegetable Fried Rice comes together in about 20 minutes. Since you’ve cooked and chilled the rice the night before, all you need to do is add some oil, seasonings, frozen vegetables, and an egg or two. Now that you can buy cooked rice in the freezer section of the store (yes, really!) you can keep the fixings for this dish on hand all the time. You can also freeze extra cooked rice until you’re ready to make Fried Rice.

Vegetable Fried Rice | Good Cheap Eats

For these pictures I used a Kroger “stir-fry starter package” that contained broccoli, sugar snap peans, green beans, carrots, celery, onions, mushrooms, and red peppers. You can use whatever vegetables you like, just make sure they don’t have any sauce.

It doesn’t hurt to have a bag of frozen potstickers on hand, too. Make your own dipping sauce, and you’re golden.

Vegetable Fried Rice comes together so quickly and easily, it could easily be a regular meal in your rotation or a simple side dish for grilled meats this summer.

Tools I use to make this EASY

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  1. Kirstin says:

    I love fried rice. Do you mean sesame seeds or sesame oil? When is it used in the recipe?

    • Thank you so much for asking! I typed this up first thing this am from my scribbled notes and obviously wasn’t fully awake. I’ve edited it to show the corrections.

  2. I love fried rice! I always looked forward to it when my mom would make it to use up the odds and ends from leftovers dinners, especially since my dad liked his rice every meal to be cooked fresh but my family couldn’t afford to be throwing away any food. Fried rice was the go-to dish!

  3. Katie C. says:

    You are right. It’s SO easy. I thought it was one of those best kept secrets when I first made it. Also, I like to add a hit of the garlic hot sauce. It adds a little zing!

  4. Katie C. says:

    I also meant to say that you can freeze cooked rice too. Just look at the stuff Trader Joe’s sells. It microwaves up fine.

  5. This sounds so easy to make and I love fried rice but I am kind of confused as far as the rice goes. On the recipe it says 3 cups COOKED rice then per direction you said to make sure all the grains are cooked in the oil. Do we use a fully cooked rice OR do we use the one that is not cooked yet? Please advise. Thank you and thanks for the easy recipe.

  6. I’d love to make this but I can’t cook rice. Everytime I try, my rice is either burned or crunchy. Do you have any how to videos?

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