9 Vegetarian Fried Rice Recipes

Take Out-Style Fried Rice
Photo: Buckwheat Queen

A takeout favorite, fried rice is packed with bold flavor and pairs well with almost any Asian-inspired dish. But lots of recipes use meat or non-vegetarian ingredients like chicken broth. If you're a vegetarian craving some comforting fried rice, look no further than this recipe round-up. Each bite is sure to be packed with veggies, tender scrambled egg, and other flavorful components like fried tofu and tangy kimchi.

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Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

Using quick-cooking brown rice as the base, this recipe plays up the grain's nutty flavor with a drizzle of sesame oil and sprinkling of roasted peanuts.

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Fried Rice Restaurant Style

Close up of Fried Rice Restaurant Style

"I have learned that I must double or even triple this recipe because everyone who tries it...can't get enough of it! It is better than any restaurant I've ever been to," says reviewer Leslie Noall.

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Protein-Packed Vegetarian Fried Rice

Protein-Packed Vegetarian Fried Rice
Linda T

Firm tofu, eggs, and frozen spinach are the trio behind this protein-packed recipe, with each serving containing 10 grams of healthy protein. Drizzle on the sriracha for a spicy bite, or omit it for more sensitive palates.

04 of 09

Vegetarian Fried Rice

Close up of Vegetarian Fried Rice
Trell J Hills

If you're tired of basic fried rice recipes that mostly rely on soy sauce for flavor, then this is the dish for you. A blend of teriyaki sauce, fresh ginger, tangy lime juice, sweet brown sugar, and fiery red pepper flakes create exciting flavors.

05 of 09

Vegan Korean Kimchi Fried Rice

Vegan Korean Kimchi Fried Rice with fried egg

Tangy and spicy, it's a no-brainer to add kimchi to fried rice for a zingy upgrade. Be sure to buy a vegetarian-friendly brand of kimchi, since most traditionally-made varieties contain anchovies, shrimp, or fish sauce.

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Vegetable Lovers' Fried Rice

Vegetable Lovers' Fried Rice in a skillet
Rob Church

You won't have to worry about missing your daily veggie goal with this produce-packed recipe. Using over half a dozen vegetables—including mushrooms, green onions, and snow peas—each bowl has a burst of fresh flavor.

07 of 09

Take Out-Style Fried Rice

Take Out-Style Fried Rice
Buckwheat Queen

Transform last night's leftover rice into a wow-worthy dinner with this simple vegetarian recipe. "So good, so simple, so colorful and pretty," says naples34102.

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Vegan Fried Rice

a serving of fried rice with sliced scallions on a white plate

Skip the egg and whip together a vegan-friendly fried rice to change things up. Featuring red bell pepper, mushrooms, and green onions, it's a dish that's just as flavorful as it is colorful.

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Fried Rice with Tofu

Fried Rice with Tofu being stirred

Soy sauce-marinated tofu creates a hearty texture in this vegetarian recipe. Don't skip the sugar, it adds balance to the salty and tangy dish.

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