Quick and Easy Vegetable Fried Rice with Spinach

Fried Rice with vegetables and sesame on stone slate background
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  • Total: 18 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 8 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2 to 3
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
814 Calories
20g Fat
139g Carbs
21g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 2 to 3
Amount per serving
Calories 814
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1588mg 69%
Total Carbohydrate 139g 51%
Dietary Fiber 12g 44%
Protein 21g
Calcium 251mg 19%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A quick and easy vegetarian and vegan vegetable fried rice recipe. Fried rice with vegetables is an easy and versatile dish perfect for vegetarians and vegans. I made this basic version with the vegetables I happened to have on hand, which was spinach, tomatoes and green beans. For a main dish, add some diced tofu for a vegan entree, or, mix up an egg or two and just add it in to the mix! Couldn't be easier!

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  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 tomato (chopped)
  • 1 large handful spinach (chopped)
  • 1 large handful green beans (or other vegetables of your choice, chopped)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt (sea salt is best)
  • 1/2 lime (juiced)

Steps to Make It

  1. Sautee garlic in olive oil for 1-2 minutes.

  2. Add cooked rice and stir to combine. Add remaining ingredients, except for salt and lime juice. Allow to cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently.

  3. Remove from heat and stir in the salt. My secret for a great vegetarian fried rice recipe is to squeeze some fresh lime juice into the mix just before serving.