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

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

In Chinese, yan refers to the type of rice used in this dish. It is a rice dish made with stir-fried vegetables that were fried using a wok.

This 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. These vegetables also can use for a healthy meal diet plan.

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

How to make simple vegetable fried rice

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Recipe by Biraj Kumar Course: MainCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy


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This the best way to serve with Asian condiments like chilly vinegar, soya sauce, chilly sauce, and tomato ketchup.


  • 1 cup Basmati white Rice

  • 1/4 chopped carrot

  • 1/4 chopped beans

  • 1/4 chopped white cabbage

  • 2 tbsp chopped Tofu

  • 2 tbsp chopped shiitake mushroom

  • Bamboo shoots (optional)

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1/2 tbsp white vinegar

  • 1/4 tbsp dark soya

  • Chopped spring onion

  • salt/pepper/broth powder

  • 1/4 tbsp sesame oil

  • 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 colour.
  • Add all the chopped vegetable, and stir well. When all vegetables 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 Chinese condiments

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Origin of vegetable fried rice

The vegetable fried rice was first introduced in Singapore in the early 1990s.

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

Chinese vegetable fried 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.

The role of vegetable for the fried rice recipe.

Which vegetable use for fried rice is one of the most common questions asked by people.

The people want to know the best way to prepare their favourite rice, the right amount of seasonings and other ingredients so that it will taste good.


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 vegetable 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 leafy green 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

Chinese rice nutrients

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.