Vegetable for fried rice

Know your vegetable fried rice. Origin, role & nutrients.

The origin of Fried rice is believed to be a Westernized version of the Chinese dish, Chao fan.

Also, it is believed to have been developed in Thailand. During World War II when there was a shortage of food and cooks needed to find creative ways to use up ingredients.

It originated from the Szechwan province in China. Chinese fried rice is known as a dong mee in Mandarin.

The fried rice is the best way to serve with Asian condiments like chilly vinegar, soya sauce, chilly sauce, and tomato ketchup.

vegetable fried rice

Some examples of vegetables that can be used for this dish are cabbage, cauliflower, mushrooms, eggplant, corn, and tofu.

The fried rice has been a very popular street food among the various cuisines. It founds in Asian countries such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisine.


Origin of vegetable fried rice

Fried rice is a dish that is a staple in many Asian cuisines, and its origin in China but has also been popular in other parts of Asia for centuries.

As the population grew richer and more diverse over time, so did their tastes for food. This meant that rice became a dish that could be served to royalty as well as the common people.

Chinese-American cuisine also uses fried rice as popular street food in many of its cuisines. There are a variety of variations of this dish in other countries.

Chinese vegetable rice can be served as a side dish instead of steamed rice. Or it can be served as an appetizer during the main course meal.

It is also a popular choice of meal for many Chinese vegetarians.

Best way to prepare


One of the first things to consider when preparing fried rice is that raw vegetables are not the best choice.

Even though they may look delicious, they are high in calories, fats, and sodium. Therefore most of the raw vegetables should not be included in any fried rice recipe.


This rule applies not only to boiled but also to steamed vegetables. It is not necessary to have raw broccoli or carrots on your dish as they tend to retain more fat than cooked ones.

On the other hand, you should avoid using vegetables such as celery and cauliflower. Because they retain more water when they are boiled.

These types of vegetables are also the ones that are high in salt. If you want to include any of these vegetables in your fried rice, you can add a pinch of salt to the rice.

Vegetable for fried rice

Other variations of this dish include vegetarian versions, which are served in Chinese restaurants and sometimes are served on their own.

For this reason, it is very important to make sure that the dish you are eating contains all the necessary nutrients such as vitamins A, C, K, and E.

Since the preparation of the vegetable fried rice dish involves the use of several vegetables.

It is also essential to make sure that you provide your body with the essential nutrients such as zinc, iron, and folate.

How to make simple vegetable fried rice

How to make simple vegetable fried rice

Tossed with garlic flavored vegetable

Recipe by Biraj Kumar
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Course: MainCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 cup long-grain rice

  • 1/4 cup chopped carrot

  • 1/4 cup chopped beans

  • 1/4 cup julienne cabbage

  • 6 no diced chopped Tofu

  • 2 no shiitake mushroom

  • Bamboo shoots (optional)

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1/2 tbsp white vinegar

  • Chopped spring onion

  • salt/pepper/broth powder

  • 1/2 tbsp chopped ginger

  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic

  • 1 tbsp chopped onion


  • Wash rice well, and soak with water for 25 minutes.
  • Bring the water boil with medium-high fire. put soaked rice with little oil. Boil approx 3 to 4 minutes. strain well. And keep aside.
  • Heat oil in wok pan with medium fire. Put garlic, and stir it. Then add ginger and onion. Stir until reached golden brown color.
  • Add all the chopped vegetables, and stir well. When all vegetables are cooked, then add boiled rice. Seasoning with salt, pepper, broth, vinegar, and soya sauce. Stir well with high fire. Add tofu, and check to season.
  • Garnish with spring onion, and Served with Asian condiments

Biraj Kumar

My food blog is all about cooking, food, and healthy living. You’ll find recipes for every meal of the day and tips for new recipes Ideas.

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