Vegetable Fried Rice

Quick and healthy Vegetable Fried Rice. Loaded with tons of vegetables and topped with a fried egg! So much better and healthier than takeout!

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Vegetable Fried Rice

This is not your typical vegetable fried rice. This fried rice is loaded with flavor and topped with an unexpected twist.

What’s the twist? A warm hot off the pan fried egg that gets nestled on top of the fried rice. You will be surprised at the difference a fried egg can make to this dish. The thought of topping my fried rice with an egg never crossed my mind until I went to a restaurant in Los Angeles last October and ordered their version of fried rice off the menu. I ordered the dish not knowing what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. The rice was loaded with flavor and topped with a perfectly fried egg. The egg transformed the rice from good to great.

The trick to this Chinese vegetable fried rice recipe is to get the fried egg just right. Not too overcooked and not too runny. When the yolk is still a bit runny it creates a creamy thick sauce that you can toss over your rice.

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For this vegetable fried rice recipe I added all of my favorites, corn, peas, and carrots. For a healthier substitute I used brown rice in this recipe instead of white. For flavor I added in fish sauce, soy sauce, and my favorite Sriracha. If you like spicy foods like me you can serve extra Sriracha on the side. I like the combination of the spicy rice and the creamy egg yolk.

Fried rice is a good way to work in any leftovers. You can substitute any vegetables you have on hand. You can also toss in chicken, bacon, pancetta or try my shrimp fried rice.

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How to make Vegetable Fried Rice

Begin by cooking the brown rice per the packaging instructions. (I use boil in a bag brown rice which typically takes about 8 minutes) While the rice is cooking heat a medium skillet with 1 tablespoon oil over medium high heat. Add carrots and onions and cook for about 3-4 minutes. Toss cooked rice into the pan with the carrot/onion mixture. Add the peas, corn, Sriracha, fish sauce, and soy sauce. Toss to combine. Keep the heat on low to keep warm. Meanwhile, heat a small skillet with a 1/4 tablespoon olive oil. Cook 4 fried eggs one at a time with 1/4 tablespoon olive oil for each serving. Garnish with scallions and serve immediately.

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What to serve with the rice

Vegetable Fried Rice Topped With Fried Egg

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

This Vegetable Fried Rice is loaded with vegetables and can be on the dinner table in less than 20 minutes! Serve with a fried egg on top!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups brown rice I use boil in a bag
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 1/2 cup carrots small dice
  • 1/2 cup onion small dice
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn thawed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sriracha
  • ½ teaspoon Fish Sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon scallions chopped

Instructions

  1. Begin by cooking the brown rice per the packaging instructions. (I use boil in a bag brown rice which typically takes about 8 minutes) While the rice is cooking heat a medium skillet with 1 tablespoon oil over medium high heat. Add carrots and onions and cook for about 3-4 minutes. Toss cooked rice into the pan with the carrot/onion mixture. Add the peas, corn, sriracha, fish sauce, and soy sauce. Toss to combine. Keep the heat on low to keep warm. Meanwhile, heat a small skillet with a 1/4 tablespoon olive oil. Cook 4 fried eggs one at a time with 1/4 tablespoon olive oil for each serving. Garnish with scallions and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Vegetable Fried Rice Topped With Fried Egg
Amount Per Serving
Calories 523 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 687mg30%
Potassium 341mg10%
Carbohydrates 86g29%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 3134IU63%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Easy Weeknight Dinner, fried rice, Vegetable Fried Rice, Vegetarian

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