Veggie Fried Rice

Foodie fried rice is a healthy and flavorful dish that can be as exotic or simple as you like. You can garnish it with so many optional extras that no two batches end up tasting the same. We like to start with a base of white or brown rice and load it up with caramelized onion, crispy carrot, a bit of garlic, and ginger.

Makes 4 Servings - $1.17 per serving Show Detailed Pricing

  • 2 cups rice (white or brown)
  • 1/2 cup oil (a mildly flavored one like canola or safflower)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups green peas (frozen)
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 cup snow pea pods
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • Optional extras: 
  • * 2 tablespoons butter
  • * 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • * 1 tablespoon scallions, chopped
*Optional ingredients are not counted towards pricing
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
  1. Steam rice for 10-15 minutes until cooked (30-40 mins for brown rice.) Alternatively, you can use a rice cooker.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the well beaten eggs in a teaspoon of oil in a medium-size frying pan, chop them up with a spatula or knife, and put them aside.
  3. Sauté the onion in vegetable oil until light golden brown and well-cooked. Add diced carrots and sauté until seared on the outside, but still crisp. Add frozen peas, rice, garlic, and ginger.
  4. Pour on soy sauce and stir the mixture until rice is coated with the sauce. Add the cooked egg and serve hot. Optional: Garnish with chopped parsley or green onion.

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