Vegan Fried Rice
The tofu scramble gives authentic texture to vegan fried rice, and downright surpasses the flavor of an egg. This basic recipe makes a nice alternative to steamed rice, or turn it into a main meal by adding your favorite proteins and vegetables.
Servings Prep Time
6people 5minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Servings Prep Time
6people 5minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Ingredients
Tofu Scramble
Fried Rice
Instructions
Tofu Scramble
  1. Drain the tofu. Crumble into the skillet. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.
Fried Rice
  1. Stir-fry 2 cups cooked rice in 1 Tbsp. of sesame oil and minced garlic. If you are avoiding oil, use a bit of soy sauce or coconut aminos. Cook until rice is steamy and a bit crunchy.
  2. Add the peas, carrots and soy sauce. Cook until heated through and remove from heat. Stir in the tofu scramble, green onions and cilantro.
Recipe Notes

Authentic fried rice calls for previously cooked rice—at least a day old. This keeps the dish from getting mushy. I’ve found reasonable success with a texamati whole grain blend cooked al dente. The whole grains of wild and brown rice are heartier.

Feel free to swap in other vegetables or even leave them out. I make this as a meal, so I like it hearty. When I’ve made this before, I’ve also used shredded cabbage, onion, spinach and even a can of lentils. All good!  If you do add raw veggies that require cook time, saute them with the rice.