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Veg Fried Rice - Quick and Healthy

Quick and delicious, this veg fried rice is packed with lots of healthy vegetables and fusion flavours. It is a perfect lunch box or dinner recipe. Vegan & gluten-free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indo-Chinese
Servings: 2 as main
Calories: 324kcal


  • 1 cup sela basmati rice or any non-sticky rice of your choice
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 3 cloves of garlic smashed and minced
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1" ginger finely chopped
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables carrots, red and green bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp raw sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp Olive-pomace oil or your regular cooking oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Wash the rice (in a strainer) under running water until the water runs clear. Soak in 2 cups of water for 10-15 mins. If using brown rice, the soaking time will be longer.
  • In a pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add about 1 tsp salt and oil. Drain the soaked rice and add to the boiling water.
  • Let cook on medium-low heat until the rice is cooked through and all the water has been absorbed. Takes about 10 mins.
  • While the rice is cooking, heat the Olive-pomace oil in a pan or wok. Once hot add the black sesame seeds. Fry for a few seconds.
  • Next add the chopped garlic, ginger and chillies and sauté for about a minute.
  • Add all the chopped veggies except for the green onions. Mix well and stir fry for about 4-5 minutes. The veggies have to be just slightly cooked so that they retain their crunchiness.
  • Add the chopped green onions (reserve a little for garnishing), all the seasoning and raw sesame oil. Toss and mix well to coat all the veggies. Stir fry for just about a minute.
  • Add the rice and stir fry for another minute till the rice, veggies and seasonings have all come together nicely.
  • Serve the fried rice hot with some chilly or tomato sauce on the side.


Chose your grain: Instead of rice, you can also use quinoa, amaranth or other millets. Chose your veggies: Different veggies of choice can be used with the recipe but choose a mix of crunchy and soft vegetables.


Calories: 324kcal