"A quick fried rice dish I threw together with some leftover vegetables that quickly became a friend and family favourite! It's fast, easy, healthy, delicious, and light enough to serve with a main dish, yet filling enough to eat alone!"
Combine water, rice, oregano, basil, sage, cayenne pepper, Creole seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and lemon zest in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
Mix olive oil and vegan margarine in a large pan over medium-low heat. Stir rice into oil mixture and add green bell pepper, carrot, celery, tomato, soy sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook and stir mixture into heated through, about 5 minutes.