Vegetable Fried Rice

One of the loveliest pleasures of life is vegetable shopping especially at the farmer’s market. I enjoy it immensely. I needed to use up a few vegetables before I made my trip to the rythu bazaar, so I decided to put them to good use for an Indo Chinese inspired vegetarian meal. Does involve a bit of knife work but its worth the effort to savor the beautiful combination of flavors especially when you have good company to enjoy the meal with. Satish’s friends had joined us for a fun filled afternoon ~ it was food and laughter all the way. ๐Ÿ™‚

Below are the images of the four dishes that I prepared. I had blogged Vegetable Noodles recipe earlier. Today, I’m blogging Vegetable fried rice recipe. The other two recipes will follow soon.

indo-chinese-vegetable-fried-rice vegetable-chow-mein

Vegetable Fried Rice & Vegetable Noodles

paneer-vegetables vegetable-ginger-garlic-sesame-seeds

Paneer Vegetables & Vegetables in ginger garlic sauce and sesame seeds

The vegetable fried rice I prepare is simple with minimal ingredients. I do not add soy sauce which imparts a dark color to the rice. Do use capsicums as it enhances the over all flavor.

Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe

Prep & Cooking Time: 30 mts

Serves 4 persons

Cuisine: Indo-Chinese



4 cups of cooked (cold) rice

2 spring onions, finely chopped

fistful of chopped capsicum

1 cup finely chopped vegetables (carrots, cabbage and beans) par boiled for 2 mts

3/4 tbsp vinegar

fine black pepper pwd as required

salt to taste

1 1/2 tbsps sesame oil or peanut oil

1 Heat sesame oil in a large wok and once the oil is piping hot, add the spring onion whites and stir fry for 1 mt on high.
2 Add the rest of the vegetables and toss them on high heat for 3-4 mts.
3 Add salt and pepper pwd combine. Cook on high for a mt. Add the cooked cold rice and combine well. Spread it all over the pan and leave on medium high for a mt. Combine again, spread out and leave on medium high for another mt.
4 Add vinegar and toss all the contents on high heat for a 30 secs. Turn off flame. Garnish with chopped spring onion greens and serve hot.

Vegetable Fried Rice


Finely minced garlic is an optional ingredient. Fry the garlic till well toasted followed by spring onions and follow the rest of the recipe. Try to use freshly ground black pepper. Always use cold rice or rice that has been cooked the previous night.

Vegetable Fried Rice

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  carrots
  •   beans


  • Nags

    This is the most often made variety in my house ๐Ÿ™‚

    • roopa

      this dish is very easy thanks for your recipe

  • meeso

    Everything looks yum!

  • Sudha

    sailu wat a healthy rice..i mean no masala, nothing

    Thanks for ur healthy recipe..

    Sailu garu do u know how to prepare egg fry with black pepper n onion..

    if so plz let me know otherwise i will tell in a simple way..


    Sudha, we at home love eggs. Do share the egg fry recipe using pepper and onions. Thank you.

  • nikitha

    Hi Sailu,

    Just wondering since this recipe is from a chinese decent did you miss out soya sauce. Its a very imp ingredient in fried rice isnt it??

    Yes, fried rice has evolved from the kitchens of Indo-Chinese descent. There are numerous versions. As mentioned above, I have omitted soya sauce to avoid the dark color it imparts to the rice. I also prepare another version of mixed fried rice where I use soy sauce.

  • Neela

    Hi Sailu Gaaru,

    Looks delicious..I do the egg fried rice in same way….Set aside fried vegetables and scramble eggs add pepper and mix veggies and add rice in the end…If u need more detailed recipe please let me know….


    Do share your detailed recipe, Neela. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sivani

    My boy after I served this dish in the evening spontaneously said:


    thanks sailu for the wonderful recipe.

  • shaikhmohammed

    your version of fried rice is wonderful. i like it. one thing is missing from ingredients is – ajinomoto- if you have purposely avoided it then it is nice. otherwise also consumption of ajinomoto is not healthy. thanks.

  • arundati

    you have me craving for some fried rice now!!

  • Sudha

    hello Sailu Garu

    Here is the recipe details:
    u need:cubed n diced onions,green chillies,eggs,turmeric powder,mustard seeds,zeera,curry leaves,salt,pepper powder,red chilli powder.
    Method:boil eggs first n do popu next add green chillie,onions fry them till it gets roasted now u can add turmeric poder salt red chilli powder n pepper powder n take eggs make them separate (i mean yellow n white) make egg whites into small pieces add these into fried onions fry them for about 2 mins. thats it.

    This is the way sailu garu i prepare..its simple n easy..n healthy too..

    i do have pics but i dont know where to uplaod..


    Thank you, Sudha, for taking the time to share your recipe with us. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cilantro

    Lovely and delicious Chinese food spread. I use very little soy sauce and finely chopped ginger and garlic, as you say the Indo chinese version has evolved a lot so each recipe is different. Your version looks very simple and delicious.

  • Cynthia

    That’s a beautiful bowl of rice.

  • Well Wisher

    Hi Sailaja… I visit your website everyday… and I’m not trying to flatter you by saying that your work and website is a feast to visitors eyes.

    The reason why I’m leaving a comment today is… I saw your recipe being published in Sakshi’s website at

    Please do visit the link above to check whether I’m right or not…

    Thank you for informing me. Its very unfortunate this is happening almost on a daily basis.

  • Kalai

    Rice looks so fluffy!! Nice one, Sailu and lovely pics as usual. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • kalva

    lovely recipe

  • Neela

    Hi Sailu Gaaru,

    Sorry for the delayed reply…it’s been busy weekend and week started with too many issues at work…

    I am not too good at putting recipes because i don’t measure them properly while cooking….but I tried my best to come with measures…Since you are expert in cooking you can adjust the quantities according to your taste buds..


    Carrots: 2 big size carrots – Cut them to small pieces
    Peas: 2 fist full
    Spring onions – 2 small bunches – Cut the to small pieces
    Beans: 15 – 20 – Cut them to small pieces
    Pepper powder
    Green Chillies – 4 -5 slit them to long (Adust according to your spice levels)
    Cilantro – 3-4 stems leaves
    Eggs: 6-7
    Rice – 3 cups

    1. Heat oil in vessel,add Chillies fry them and add spring onions, fry for 3 min
    2. Add carrots and beans and fry them few min
    3. Add peas and fry all of them. Add salt and fry them for two min and set aside these fried veggies
    4. Add little more oil in the same vessel and add egg (without shell..:-)) and beat them to small pieces like scrambled egg
    5. Make sure egg is well cooked or fried and add pepper power and fry them 2 more min
    6. Add veggies to this fried egg and stir all of them together for two min
    7. Add cooked rice to this and saute for few min. If you like soy sauce you can add after adding rice
    8. Add Chopped cilantro and enjoy the fried rice.

    If you try this recipe let me know how it turned out….

    Take Care

    Neela garu, thank you for taking the time to share your recipe with us. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sunitha

    I was just browsing your site for some new recipe and although veggie fried rice is not new, it is always special when it comes from you. That aside, I have a question for you, do you send recipes for SAAKSHI? I saw the same pic, the same beatiful red bowl, and the recipe ofcourse translated into telugu, anyways was just curious to know if that was some plagiarism, or if it was just you?
    btw the fried rice really looks colorful, just what I need for my cravings filled first trimester.

    Initially, Saakhsi newspaper was using the content/images from my blog without seeking permission or giving due credit. This week they started giving credit to the source.

  • aditee

    Hi sailu, i am a fan of ur cooking!
    was wondering you havent given the recipe for the Vegetables in ginger garlic sauce and sesame seeds or am i seeing in the wrong place??

    will wait for ur reply!


  • Virun

    Hai sailu,

    I am a big fan of ur recipes. I have tried ur chicken curry, mutton curry, egg curry, etc. All tasted very gud. Tnx for ur recipes. It is very very gud. Keep doing the gud work.

  • Nilu

    I followed your Veg Fried Rice recipe to the T .. and it turned out so light and flavorful.. exactly what I was looking for. I usually pair it with some store-bought veg manchuria. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • indu

    Hai sailu!
    u r really doing a wonderful job. i’m very much impressed with ur recipes.

  • ishrath

    hello sailu garu i had seen u’r recipes in sakshi and then i started making some of the recipes. It’s wonderful and i have no words to say. u are stunning and doing a tremendous good job.

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  • Manu

    Hi Sailu,

    I started cooking recently, i find your recipes very useful and easy to follow also. I tried this veg fried rice, it came out so wellllll.. thank you for the wonderful recipe.

  • Pranava

    hi sailu…
    can u tell what vinegar u used..please reply…wanna try this recipe…i used to love this type of fried rice that is served in our restaurants…not chinese..but didnt get the recipe till can anyone tell me what vinegar shud i use..???

    • Sailu

      Use rice vinegar.

    • vineela

      vinegar is liquid and that taste would be sour , it look like a water… until we taste it we don’t know the diffrence… i hope u understand well.

  • Nupur Bishwas

    thnx dear for the lovely recipe

  • Nupur Bishwas

    thnx dear for the lovely recipe

  • Sriansu

    This came out very nice, thank you for the nice n simple recipe.

  • Sriansu

    This came out very nice, thank you for the nice n simple recipe.

  • Durga

    It came out really good, thanks for the recipe sailu, post recipe for paneer dishes.


  • Acharyayuthika

    I prepared this dish nd I can’t believe tht in wata way it stands well b coz making this dish involves nt wasting of any ingredient prepared the last night from the refrigerator! It was really really good n drives us t a new endeavour! Its amazing…..

  • Raj

    MSG (Ajino Moto) can be added to impart an “umami” flavor as well.

  • Jurronimo

    I tried this with the chicken manchurian (recipe from the same website)… both were awesome!!!

  • rit’z adsul

    looking so yummy…………..

  • Suhasini

    Hello Sailu,

    I am so thankful to you for this recipe. I prepared this when I had my husbands America professor visiting us and they felt that it was wonderfully cooked. Thanks to you for the great tips and simple recipe.

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  • Sunitha

    Thank you for the post, this is one of our favorite recipe.

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