Quick & Healthy Vegetarian Fried Brown Rice Feast











In just 25 minutes, whip up a delectable Vegetarian Fried Brown Rice that's both hearty and nutritious. Loaded with veggies and flavor, it's a perfect quick-fix meal for busy weeknights!


Step 1: Preparation of the Pan

Begin by heating a large skillet over medium heat. Make sure the pan is nicely coated with nonstick cooking spray, creating a perfect non-stick surface to cook our eggs. This initial step ensures your eggs won't stick and tear, resulting in beautifully fluffy scrambled eggs.
Pro Tip: Use a well-seasoned cast-iron pan for an added flavor depth.

Step 2: Scrambling the Eggs

Crack two eggs into the skillet, making sure they are beaten well before adding them. Grab your spatula and start stirring almost constantly. The goal here is to scramble the eggs until they are fluffy and fully cooked through, which takes about 3 minutes. The secret to perfect scrambled eggs is constant movement; this will give you that gorgeous, fluffy texture everyone loves.
Pro Tip: Keep the heat on medium to avoid overcooking the eggs.

Step 3: Preparing the Veggies

After removing eggs, add sesame oil to the not-too-hot skillet. It's crucial to adjust the heat to medium-high before tossing in the carrots, zucchini, green beans, mushrooms, ginger, and garlic. The mixture of these vegetables not only adds a vibrant splash of color but also infuses the dish with fresh, earthy flavors. Sauté the veggies, stirring occasionally, until they have slightly softened. This crucial step sweats the vegetables, releasing their natural flavors and aromas, setting the stage for a sensational dish.
Pro Tip: Cut all vegetables in uniform size for even cooking.

Step 4: Combining Rice and Veggies

Incorporating the cooked brown rice with your sautéed veggies is when the magic happens. The pan might seem a bit dry, but that's exactly what we want. The dry, high heat will make the rice lightly toast, giving it that distinct fried rice texture and flavor. Stir the mixture well, ensuring that the rice gets a nice, even crispness.
Pro Tip: Using day-old rice can help achieve the best texture.

Step 5: Final Touches

Mix soy sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl until well-combined. This mixture will be the game changer, adding a deep, rich flavor to your fried rice. Pour it over the rice and veggies in the pan, gently mixing to ensure every grain of rice and piece of vegetable is coated evenly. The final drizzle of sesame oil just before serving adds a subtle, nutty aroma that ties the whole dish together.
Pro Tip: Adjust soy sauce and brown sugar to taste for a perfect balance of savory and sweet.

Step 6: Serving

Last but certainly not least, reintroduce the scrambled eggs to the skillet, mixing them in thoroughly with the fried rice. This reintroduction of eggs not only adds a protein boost but brings a delightful texture contrast to the dish. Once everything is nicely incorporated, it's time to serve. Plate up this mouthwatering dish, perhaps with a side of extra soy sauce or chili flakes for those who enjoy a spicy kick, and get ready to dig into a meal that's as nutritious as it is delicious.
Pro Tip: Garnish with sliced green onions for an extra pop of flavor.