Quick and Easy Sesame Fried Rice

Sesame Fried Rice
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Ratings (6)
  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
551 Calories
13g Fat
99g Carbs
13g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Fried rice is a popular dish at Chinese and Thai restaurants. Make a simple vegetarian and vegan fried rice with this basic recipe using sesame oil and soy sauce. You could also add some tofu or extra vegetables to your fried rice if you like. Fried rice is always a quick and easy meal idea for meat-free dinners.

If you like making traditional Asian fried rice, you might want to try another American twist on this classic - quinoa fried rice


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 cups brown rice
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1/2 head cabbage (sliced)
  • 1 carrot (diced)
  • Optional: 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large skillet, toast the rice in the sesame oil for a minute or two, until lightly browned. Add water and cook the rice until done, about 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. In a separate pan, sautee the onion, cabbage, carrots and peas in the olive oil until veggies are almost soft, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add the cooked rice and stir well until combined and heated through. Add soy sauce and combine well, adding more if desired.