This is a quick and easy vegan fried rice recipe made with tofu and fresh vegetables. Its the perfect side recipe or lunch.
Vegan Fried rice and I are best pals. We have known each other for a very long time and it is one of my favorite rice dishes to make.
So, vegan diet can be difficult . There are very few vegan recipes that you can find in Chinese restaurants. If you are a vegan and find yourself in Chinatown NYC, go to “House of Vegetarian” on Mott street.
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When you open the menu, you will be wide-eyed in wonderment. It is a cornucopia of wonderful vegetarian and vegan recipes. I have been to a few restaurant where I can order anything from the menu.
This is one of them
For my fried rice, I went with tofu. I found that if I shallow fry the tofu, it makes for a great addition to the rice. I hope you love trying a quick easy meals like this vegan fried rice.
It also works for vegetarian meals or when you are looking for weeknight easy dinner ideas.
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If you don’t have any of the fresh vegetables, you can use the frozen version of mixed vegetables. Microwave about 2 cups of the vegetables for about 45 seconds before stir frying them.
For this recipe, I went with basmati rice because it is long grain rice. Also, it is very easy to make basmati rice and the trick is to wash it first. I made a quick step-by-step tutorial on how I like to cook Basmati rice.
If you don’t have Basmati rice, any long grain rice will be work well in this recipe. Once, I tried vegan fried rice with brown rice. It wasn’t bad at all, but, I prefer long grain rice.
This version of rice is on the spicy side because I use Thai chile and sriracha sauce. If you prefer to go a little less spicy, skip the Thai chili.