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Loaded Veggie Fried Rice

January 5, 2017
Loaded Veggie Fried Rice - the most comforting, filling, hearty recipe. Made with brown rice, mushrooms, veggies, spices, and tamari almond butter dressing. (vegan, GF) | thehealthfulideas.com

This recipe has been a long time coming. I’m SO excited to be finally sharing it with you! I shot this in October, I think, but I kept putting off posting it because Christmas got in the way and I kept creating more and more Christmas recipes (have you checked out my Christmas roundup?) and there wasn’t any space for a savory veggie fried rice.

You’ll fall in love with this recipe! It’s full of amazing veggies, mushrooms, and the most amazing dressing made with tamari, maple syrup, lime juice, and sesame oil. SO SO SO GOOD.


Loaded Veggie Fried Rice - the most comforting, filling, hearty recipe. Made with brown rice, mushrooms, veggies, spices, and tamari almond butter dressing. (vegan, GF) | thehealthfulideas.com

It’s crazy that it’s already January, my move to Toronto was so far away last year but now that we’re already in 2017, it feels dangerously close and I’m starting to realize I’m not prepared for it at all. But it’s gonna be all good, I’m sure of it. I tell myself to think positive at least 50 times a day and not freak out about stuff because as they say, “You are what you think.”. But man is it hard! People freak out about moving to a different city and here I am acting all suave about moving half across the world. I may look ready and calm but my mind is going 200 miles per hour. It’s going to be nerve-wracking but it’s also going to be fun and exciting and I can’t wait to take you with me and tell you all about it!

Do you have any big plans for 2017? Apart from my move to Canada, I have several “smaller” plans and of course also goals I want to accomplish but I already told you all about those in Monday’s post. I want to know all about yours, though! They say that if you write down your goals, they’re more likely to happen. It’s best to use a pen and paper but I’d say a food blog counts too. And in case your goal is to eat more vegetables this year, you can start moving towards your goal by making this fried rice for dinner tomorrow! It’s not as nutritious as a green smoothie or a salad, but it’s still pretty healthy. The good thing is it doesn’t taste like healthy food.  It’s not cardboard dry, it’s not missing any flavor, in fact, it’s PACKED with flavor thanks to the sauce I drizzle over this awesomeness. It’s hearty, comfoting, savory, full of amazing flavors overall delicious. And what more, the recipe makes a lot! Unless you’re cooking for 4-5 people and especially if you’re cooking for 1-2 people only, you should be set with lunch for the next 2-3 days. I’m all about meal prep, you guys. There isn’t a better feeling than when you get home after a long work day and your dinner is already ready for you. Goals.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy the recipe! Please make it, it’s one of my favorites and I promise you’ll love it! :)

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5.0 from 4 reviews
Loaded Veggie Fried Rice
 
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This can be either a side dish served with veggie burgers and a salad or a main dish. That's why it serves 3-6 people. Great addition to a family dinner.
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 3-6
Ingredients
  • 1½ cup rice, uncooked
SAUCE:
  • 3 tbsp tamari
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • the juice of ½ lime (add more if desired)
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • ½ tsp dried ginger
  • ¼ tsp chili

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6-7 cremini mushrooms (4 cups when sliced)
  • 1 broccoli, hard stem removed and chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 4-5 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • ½-1 cup peas, fresh or frozen (optional, I totally forgot them when taking pictures for this post and it was still tasty)
  • sea salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Start by cooking the rice according to package instruction.
  2. While that's cooking, make the dressing. Simply add all the tamari, maple syrup, sesame oil, lime juice, almond butter, ginger, and chili into a small bowl and mix to combine. Set aside.
  3. Heat about a teaspoon of coconut oil in a big pan over medium-high heat.
  4. When hot, add the onion, saute for 4-5 mins, then add the garlic and saute for 1 more min until fragrant.
  5. Add your sliced mushrooms and a splash of water so they don't burn. Let them cook for about 5 minutes, then cover and cook for 5 more, stirring every couple minutes.
  6. Add the broccoli, carrots, bell pepper, dried thyme, and about a tbsp of the sauce, mix and cover with the lid again. Cook for 15 minutes or until the veggies are tender, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the rest of the sauce and mix. Add all of the rice and toss to coat everything well with the sauce.
  8. Enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Loaded Veggie Fried Rice - the most comforting, filling, hearty recipe. Made with brown rice, mushrooms, veggies, spices, and tamari almond butter dressing. (vegan, GF) | thehealthfulideas.com


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32 Comments

  • Reply Sarah | Well and Full January 5, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    I love a good fried rice recipe, and this looks amazing! :D

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas January 7, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks, Sarah! <3

  • Reply candy January 20, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Love making fried rice and you can put in so many great fresh veggies. I use brown rice, so much healthier over white rice.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 21, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      I also love brown rice, I find it tastes better than white rice :)

  • Reply Amber January 20, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Yumm I love fried rice and veggies. I will definitely make this soon! Thanks for sharing.

    Xoxo Amber

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 21, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Thanks, Amber!<3

  • Reply Jessi Joachim January 20, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    This looks amazing ! I am going to pin this to make later. I love a good fried rice and those mushrooms look divine! I could probably put mushrooms in anything and be happy though lol

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 21, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Haha thanks so much Jessi! I’ve been really loving mushrooms lately too! They’re the best :)

  • Reply Belle January 20, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    That looks so good! My kids love rice and veggies so this will be perfect for them!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 21, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      I’m sure they’ll love it! :)

  • Reply Sarah Moore January 20, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Definitely adding this to my rotation!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 21, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      Yum! :)

  • Reply Christina January 20, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Oh yummy! Gimme all the rice! And I love that you used sesame seed oil instead of a more common oil. Looks fantastic!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 21, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      It gives it such an awesome flavor :) Thank you Christina!

  • Reply Kate January 20, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Looks awesome! I have been disappointed in my usual sauce lately, I will have to try this out. I love adding tofu to my stir fry too!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 21, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Thank you Kate! Tofu would be a great addition! :)

  • Reply Sarah Jacot January 20, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Oh my gosh, my mouth is watery just looking at the photos! I pinned this to my Pinterest because I’m so going to make this fried rice! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 21, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Thank you, Sarah! I’m happy you like it! :)

  • Reply Anna January 20, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Oh my this is the kind of recipe that I can cook over and over again at our house. This looks so delicious, this is going to be a favorite one. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I am hungry just looking at the pictures.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 21, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Totally! It’s a great meal you can make ahead on your meal prep day :)

  • Reply Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary January 20, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    This looks amazing! I love fried rice.

    xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      It’s the best, isn’t it? Thanks! :)

  • Reply jehava January 20, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Omg this looks amazing and healthy too! I will definitely be trying this out!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Yay! I hope you love it! :)

  • Reply Kristine-Bites of Flavor January 20, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    YUM!!! I can’t believe how good this looks and sounds. Love all the veggies. Great recipe!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 21, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Thanks Kristine! ;)

  • Reply Rebecca January 21, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Wow your pictures always make me want to dig into your food. I love that you made a healthier fried rice… Pinned and can’t wait to give it a try!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 21, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Thank you so much Rebecca!<3

  • Reply Valerie January 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    I’m going to add this to my meal prep list! Sounds so good.

    -Valerie
    http://www.styledmuse.com

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Yay! Thanks Valerie!

  • Reply Danielle January 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Yum! That looks great! I’m planning on having baked sweet and sour chicken next week, and this would be the best side dish! Thanks for sharing! :)

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas January 23, 2017 at 11:15 am

      Totally, that sounds super delicious! Hope you enjoy it! :)

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