When it comes to weeknight meals, vegetarian fried rice has long been a go-to in my house. If you start with precooked rice, it can take all of 15 minutes to make. Plus when you cook it yourself, you can pack it full of healthy vegetables and reduce the amount sodium, making it a sensible option for everyone to enjoy.
Here are 15 recipes for vegetarian fried rice to help inspire you to get cooking!
Easy Vegan Fried Rice // Avoiding eggs has never looked more delicious with this protein-packed vegan fried rice from Minimalist Baker.
Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice // Cauliflower gets swapped in for rice in this low-carb version from Primavera Kitchen.
Thai Fried Rice with Broccoli and Mushrooms // This recipe puts a super healthy twist on the classic with antioxidant-packed broccoli and mushrooms.
Extra Vegetable Fried Rice // Looking to pack in as much veggies as possible? This fried rice from Cookie + Kate does just that.
The Best Fried Rice // Gimme Some Oven gives a step-by-step on how to make the best classic fried rice with this popular recipe.
Easy Pineapple Fried Rice // Made with sweet juicy pineapple, this savory fried rice from Emilie Eats is sure to please.
Quinoa Fried Rice // Quinoa replaces rice for a superfood twist in this easy recipe from Cooking for Keeps.
Baked Fried Brown Rice // Made on a sheet pan in the oven, this fried rice gets baked instead of fried for a healthier spin that’s just as flavorful.
Rainbow Vegetarian Fried Orzo Skillet // Whole and Heavenly Oven uses orzo instead of rice and a wide array of vegetables for a fun and colorful twist on the original.
Vegan Thai Coconut and Pineapple Fried Rice // Made with coconut and pineapple, this Thai-inspired fried rice from Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey will instantly transport you to the tropics.
Caramelized Sweet Potato and Kale Fried Rice // Caramelized sweet potato and kale make this fried rice from Iowa Girl Eats satisfying enough for dinner or a holiday side. Be sure to use vegetable broth to make vegetarian!
Nutty Fried Rice // This unique recipe from Cooking Light features peanut butter for a nutty twist that’s highly addicting.
Kimchi Fried Rice // Spicy kimchi gives this fried rice from Rasa Malaysia a unique flair with plenty of gut-healthy probiotics.
Asian-Style Fried Rice and Beans // BHG Delish Dish adds chickpeas to their fried rice for extra protein and fiber.
Rainbow Veggie Fried Rice // This colorful vegan recipe from The Garden Grazer makes eating clean super quick and easy.