Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Chinese Vegetable Fried Brown Rice

I made this Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice for a Chinese Menu themed party over the weekend.  I decided to make it vegetarian so anyone could enjoy it.  This flavorful rice comes together very quickly with minimal effort.  I call this kind of dish, "clean out your fridge fried rice", because it's a great way to use that leftover cooked rice and vegetables that need to be used up soon. 

4-5 cups of cooked Brown rice
2 cloves of garlic grated
2 tsp of grated fresh ginger
2-3 Tbs of soy sauce (or more to taste)
1 tsp dried red chili flakes (or to taste)
1 tsp sesame oil
1 Tbs hoisin sauce
1 Tbs of canola oil
1 Tbs of butter or margarine
1 cup grated carrot
1 bunch of scallions sliced
1 medium onion chopped
Optional veggies:  peas, zucchini, peppers, chilies, cabbage etc...
Optional garnish:   Chopped roasted salted peanuts

Note:  If you would like to bump up the protein in the dish you can fry a scrambled egg and add it to the rice.

Add your butter and canola oil to a large wok.  Then stir fry your chopped onion and carrots for 1-2 minutes. 

*Note if you decide to add other vegetables throw it in here but make sure you add little more oil.

Then add your grated ginger, garlic and scallions and  stir fry for another minute. 

Now add your red chili flakes, soy sauce, hoisin sauce and sesame oil.  Stir fry for 1-2 minutes.

Then add your cooked brown rice and mix well with all the seasoned ingredients.  I prefer to use cooled or cold rice for best results.  So again this fried rice is perfect for using up that leftover rice.   Taste for seasoning and add more soy sauce if salt is needed.

Serve 4 people.  Enjoy with chopped peanuts as a garnish.


  1. Absolutely beautiful! I have been on a Chinese food kick lately, I'll have to add this to my list!

  2. Mmm, sounds amzing! I've been trying to recreate the dishes I had in China, I'll most definitely give this a try :)

  3. Fried rice is the best. Not sure why I don't make it more often. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. This would pair nicely with some sesame chicken I've been wanting to make.

  5. Nice flavors but I will leave the butter behind to make it more healthy.

  6. This is my kind of dish. The flavors and veggies sound wonderful!

  7. Chinese Fried Brown Rice .Yumm and healthy recipe.Luv it

  8. Omg, wat a fabulous n healthy rice..simply inviting..

  9. That sounds so good - I haven't had fried rice in ages!

  10. I would be thrilled to eat a big bowl of your delicious fried rice for dinner! Mmmmmmmm.

  11. Ramona - another winner! I LOVE fried rice. It may come together quickly - but it's SO good! Thanks!

  12. I really need to master fried rice. I tried to make it from scratch twice and it was gross. So, I've been using a seasoning packet for it ever since, but I really would prefer to make it myself! I'll try your recipe next time!

  13. This fried rice looks tasty!
    We Indonesian ppl love fried rice and I like that u use brown rice and make a vegetarian version of the fried rice to make it more healtier :)
    Tq fr sharing! ;)

  14. I love using left over rice to make fried rice! My daughter loves it too, especially when I put eggs in the rice, she thinks it's the greatest combo. I like that you used brown rice, I bet it added a nice nutty flavor and great texture!

  15. I love making fried rice to use up random veggies in the fridge. I really need to go to an Asian market and get some ethnic sauces to really jazz it up.

  16. Sounds great. I'm a huge fan of brown rice and I love making fried rice because it is so easy to get creative with the ingredients I have around the house.

  17. great recipe, i would prepare it right now..

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