Quick and Easy Vegetable Fried Rice With Spinach

Fried Rice with vegetables and sesame on stone slate background
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 8 mins
Total: 18 mins
Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
814 Calories
20g Fat
139g Carbs
21g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 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. We made this basic version with the vegetables we happened to have on hand, which was spinach, tomatoes and green beans. For the main dish, add some diced tofu for a vegan entree, or, mix up an egg or two and just add it into the mix! It couldn't be easier!


  • 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. Gather the ingredients.

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

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

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

  5. Serve and enjoy!