Vegan fried rice is so easy and perfect for weeknights when you're craving a flavorful, healthier option than take-out. With JUST Egg (optional) and your choice of healthy veggies, vegan fried rice is always a hit. Get creative and try a variety of vegetables. Add your favorite vegan protein to turn it into a full meal.Yield: serves 3 as a side dish or 1 to 2 as a main with added protein.
Cooking happens quickly, so it's helpful to have all of the ingredients prepared and ready to go. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the rice. Stirring occasionally, cook until the rice is toasted and has a lightly chewy texture, about 4 minutes. Transfer rice to a plate.
Add 2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Cook the vegetables, excluding green onion, until lightly softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Create a hole in the center, and pour the soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, and red pepper flakes directly onto the hot surface. Stir into the vegetables.
If using ½ cup or less of JUST Egg, you should have enough room to scramble it by pushing the veggies to the side. If you would rather make an egg-heavy fried rice, transfer the veggies to a plate so that you'll have more room (JUST egg is very liquid and will spread). Add the vegan egg to the skillet/wok and cook for about 1 minute, tossing and scrambling.
Mix the scrambled JUST Egg into the veggies. Return the rice to the pan, and add the green onion. Stir to incorporate. Taste and season with salt, pepper, or additional soy sauce, if desired. Serve immediately.
Be sure to review the post above for tips on when to add optional proteins, how to prepare rice, and fun flavor variations.Note 1 / Rice - day-old, chilled rice is perfect for fried rice, but if you didn't plan ahead freshly cooked rice works, too. Carefully fluff with a fork and transfer to a large baking sheet to cool. If the rice is clumpy, use your hands to crumble it into a large bowl before you begin cooking.Note 2 / JUST Egg - if you use ½ cup or less of JUST Egg, you should have enough room in the wok/skillet to scramble it by simply pushing the vegetables to the side. But if you want a more egg-heavy fried rice, I recommend transferring the vegetables to a bowl, and cooking the JUST Egg by itself (use as much as you like). It's very liquid-y and will spread across the pan.Storage - refrigerate or freeze leftover fried rice. Re-heat in a skillet.