Almost all American-ized Chinese Food restaurants offer some sort of "fried rice" dish. It's usually made with egg, oil, veggies, and rice. I've had my share of bad fried rice over the years, so I've decided to play it safe and develop my own healthy version for home. Usually when I make stir fry or fried rice, I'll use whatever veggies I have in the fridge. Today, it was leeks, shallot, and the remainder of a pack of mushrooms. 

I used Right Rice Medley Fried Rice for this recipe. The company sent me some samples, so I was naturally super excited to try a new vegan product! It came in beautiful packaging with two other flavors, Cajun Spice and Rice Pilaf. I boiled water, poured in the rice, and let it sit for twelve minutes. Super easy, super simple stuff. The flavor of the fried rice, though, was lackluster. The package said it contained pineapple and green peas, but I couldn't spot anything that resembled pineapple or pea. The water absorbed well and the rice wasn't mushy, but I couldn't imagine eating it on its own because of how monotonous it tasted. If you're a college student, Right Rice beats microwaved Ramen ANY DAY, but I would recommend using it as a component of a dish rather than a stand-alone side. 

You can make this dish in under fifteen minutes & it's super popular with crowds of all sorts. Try spicing it up by adding ginger, your favorite hot sauce, or even nutritional yeast! 

Vegan Fried Rice

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:10 mins
  • Total Time:15 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1/2 chopped leek white part only
  • 1/2 chopped shallot
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp. olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup cubed tempeh
  • 2 tbsp. liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • 5 oz. chopped baby bella or white button mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup cooked rice
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  • Step 1

    Add shallot, leek, garlic, and oil to saucepan over medium heat. Cook 2-3 minutes, or until fragrant.

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  • Step 2

    Add tempeh and liquid aminos to saucepan. Stir to incorporate & cook 1-2 minutes.

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  • Step 3

    Add chopped mushrooms. Cook until mushrooms have released their juices. Then, turn heat down to low and stir in rice.

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  • Step 4

    Serve warm & enjoy!

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