Vegan Fried Rice

Vegan Fried Rice Recipe
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Let us cook together one of the most important dishes of Indonesian cuisine, today. Nasi Goreng (fried rice). In 2018, it is officially recognized by the Indonesian government as one of the country’s six national dishes. We, of course, will prepare the vegan version of it. We will pimp this vegan fried rice recipe with some fantastic herbs. It is very easy to make, filling, and delicious.

Nasi goreng (fried rice) is a Southeast Asian fried rice dish that is typically prepared with meat and vegetables. It is endemic in Malay-speaking communities in countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei, and has gained popularity in Sri Lanka through migrations from the Malay Archipelago, Suriname through Indonesian immigrant communities. Nasi goreng is distinguished from other Asian fried rice dishes by its distinct smoky aroma and caramelized yet savory flavor undertones. There is no single recipe for nasi goreng, and its composition and preparation differ greatly from one household to the next.

Ingredients for vegan fried rice

Rice: Nasi goreng is usually served for breakfast at home and is made from leftover rice from the night before the structure of leftover cooked rice is thought to be better for nasi goreng than freshly cooked rice, which may be too mushy and soft to withstand frying in a wok. Broccoli: We need fresh broccoli. If you are one of the people who do not like broccoli, you can use fresh or canned peas. Corn: For this recipe, you need 150 g cooked corn. You can use canned corn. Herbs: Turmeric, black pepper, chili flakes, paprika powder. And one of the herbs that you might not be familiar with is sumac. You can find sumac on Amazon.

Vegan Fried Rice
Vegan Fried Rice

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5 from 3 votes

Vegan Fried Rice

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 25 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 40 mins Servings: 3

Ingredients for Vegan Fried Rice


  1. Prepare the vegetables and rice.

    Cut the vegetables into small pieces and cook the rice.

    Vegan Fried Rice
  2. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat and sauté the onions for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Add the vegetables, herbs, salt, pepper, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Mix well.

  4. Add the vegetable broth and cook for another 3-4 minutes,

  5. Add the cooked rice and sumac. Give it a good mix and your vegan fried rice is ready to enjoy.

    Bon appétit.

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  1. samantha says:

    5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe. I made it today and it turned out perfectly.

  2. Svenja says:

    Hello Hannibal,

    I want to thank your for this recipe. I always make the vegetarian version of it, with eggs. Today, i made it with the ingredients you used I did not miss eggs. It was very delicious. My kids loved it as well.

    Thank you.

  3. Luther says:

    Delicious, thanks.

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