Vegetable Fried Rice

I love Chinese fried rice and this is a quick home version made with carrots, peas, and a mix of soy sauce and sesame oil. I go a little heavy on the sesame oil and lighter on the soy sauce as that is my personal preference. That is why I homemade cooking so much. You can cater it to your tastes.

Cook 3 cups rice according to package instructions. In a skillet heat 1 – 2 tablespoons sesame oil over medium-high heat. I like to use a cast iron skillet which adds an almost caramelized texture. Sauté 2 medium diced carrots for 5 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup frozen peas.


Stir in rice. Add soy sauce to taste stirring to coat. Drizzle in sesame oil according to taste and toss to incorporate all the flavors. Fry another 2 minutes.


You will love the simplicity of this dish. Serve it as a side to all your favorite Asian dishes. It is especially good with General Tso’s Cauliflower Stir-Fry. – Ella💙


Fried Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Grains
Servings: 6
Author: Ella @ thewackyspoon
  • 3 cups white rice, cooked
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • Soy sauce to taste
  • Sesame Oil to taste
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When hot add the carrots and saute for 5 minutes.

  2. Add the green peas.

  3. Stir in the rice. Add some soy sauce tossing to coat. Drizzle in some sesame oil and toss to incorporate through rice. Fry for an additional 5 minutes. Serve immediately.


Author: Ella

Just a girl who loves to cook farm-to-fork foods living the dream!

9 thoughts

    1. Thank you! I am going meatless in January and this is just one of many to follow. I am so glad it appears to someone who lives the lifestyle of a Vegan. 🙏

    1. It does! So quick and easy and you get to control the the flavor when adding soy sauce or sesame oil. I love sesame oil so I go a bit heavier with it.

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