A Quick & Healthy Chinese Recipe: Vegetarian Fried Rice

One of my favourite easy home-cooked meal is finding whatever is in the fridge and putting them together in less than 30 minutes. It definitely comes in handy when one is starving! I know I can always count on my vegetables and my go-to main staple, leftover brown rice, to make a yummy bowl of fried rice for dinner.

I am by no means a superb cook (as I’ve mentioned many times already; I’m more of a baker!) but this bowl of fried rice is quite satisfying, if I say so myself. πŸ˜‰

In honour of Lunar New Year a.k.a Chinese New Year in my world, I am excited to share this simple and quick vegetarian fried rice recipe, Γ  la Violet style, with you. The beauty of this recipe is that any rice and veggies will work!

I hope you will add this recipe as your go to when you need to make a quick and healthy meal within 30 minutes! πŸ™‚

Happy cooking!

XO, Violet

Fried Rice


Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes



Oil (I like to use grapeseed or avocado oil) for stir-frying

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1 inch ginger, finely chopped

1 cup leftover cold cooked rice

Β½ pound of broccoli , chopped stalks and florets

1 tomato, chopped

1-2 tablespoons light soy sauce

Toppings: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, nuts (almonds/walnuts) and/or raisins



1. Heat a wok or frying pan and add 1 tablespoon of oil or less (according to your preference) over medium-high heat and when the oil heats up, add in the egg. Cook and stir until the egg is lightly scrambled, not too dry. Remove egg from wok/pan and place in a separate plate/bowl for now.

2. If needed, add a little bit more oil into the wok/pan and add the garlic and ginger; briefly stirfry until they just show signs of changing colour or until fragrant.

3. Add the rice and stirfry it for a few minutes, using chopsticks or a wooden spoon, to break it apart.

4.Β When the rice is heated through, add the broccoli and tomato, and cook, until the broccoli is crisp-tender.

5.Β Stir in the soy sauce as desired and add the scrambled egg back into the wok/pan. Mix thoroughly and quickly.

6. Serve hot in a bowl, and sprinkle with your choice of toppings.


Special Note:

-If you want to add other ingredients, or serve more people, simply double or triple the recipe.

18 thoughts on “A Quick & Healthy Chinese Recipe: Vegetarian Fried Rice

  1. For a lazy ass person like me, This is nothing short of perfection ! lol
    Thanks for sharing this with us Violet. I would surely give this a try πŸ™‚

    I hope you are doing well. It’s been a while. Lots of love your way,
    Zee ❀

    • Dear Zee, let me know when you give it a try! πŸ™‚ LIke you, I don’t really like to cook, but I promise you it’s easy peasy for sure!!

      With the odd Canadian winter weather we’ve been having (mostly super freezing but then suddenly there’s an odd warm day), I’ve gotten sick so been a bit low on energy. In fact, just recovering from a horrible bout of stomach flu :(, that’s why haven’t been on here as much. Hoping for much better health as the weather warms up here. πŸ™‚

      I hope all is well on your end too, and sending lots of love your way too! πŸ™‚ XO, Violet

      • Hey Zee! Thank you so much! πŸ™‚ Hope you’re well. πŸ™‚ It’s been a few months now since I last came here, and I want to tell you I’m feeling so much better, and I hope to be back here more often! πŸ™‚ Actually, I have exciting news to share with you: I’m taking a sabbatical and will be travelling and living abroad for a year!!! Stay tuned to my travel adventures here! πŸ˜‰ XO, Violet

      • Oh I’m so glad to hear from you Violet !! Yeesss do share your travel experiences, would love to hear all about it !

        Where are you moving by the way, if I may ask?!

        Lots of love,
        See you around,
        Zee ❀

      • Hey Zee! I’m back, and just finished explaining where I’ve been and where I am now. πŸ™‚ Go read it and you’ll understand. πŸ™‚ See you around for sure!! XO

      • Thanks Zee! Hope you’ll see some kind of adventures soon. Will try to write whenever I have time in between studying, exploring and settling into life in this city! πŸ™‚ See you soon! xo

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