Saturday, April 9, 2011

Vegetable Fried Rice

 I am going through a phase now where I just absolutely must have vegetable daily. Which is a great thing for me since summer is coming. The latest craving had me chopping up a bunch of fresh french beans I have in the fridge with half a large red bell pepper for a simple vegetable fried rice. Since I have some leftover rice pilaf from supper the night before, I have decided to recycle the rice pilaf instead of making some plain rice. It was absolutely delicious and I am planning on making this over and over again till the craving is gone. Meanwhile, bring on the greens!

Vegetable Fried Rice Pilaf
Serves 4 as part of a multi course meal
2 cup cooked rice, either fresh or leftover
1 cups fresh french beans, sliced thin
1/2 large red bell pepper, diced
1/2 onion, diced
2 stalks of scallion, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste


Step 1: Heat a wok over high heat till slightly smoky.

Step 2: Add in the oil and onion. Cook till onion is translucent, about 1 min.

Step 3: Add in the beans and bell pepper. Add in 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp of black pepper. Stir occasionally. Cook till vegetable has softened slightly, about 3 mins.

Step 4: Add in rice. Continue to stir till everything is combined. Adjust seasoning. Add in a little more salt, if necessary. Lastly, add in the scallion. Dish up and serve.


  1. I don't know why I don't make fried rice as often, but it is delicious, isn't it? Loving all the different veggies in yours, helps to bring out great colours in the dish. I'm not a big meat fan so I like that this is vegetarian. Looks yummy.

  2. I enjoy experimenting with various dishes.

    I would like to try this recipe.

    Thank you for sharing...keep the vegetarian dishes coming! :)

  3. @Le Quan: I go through my spurt of absolutely in love with vegetables and then I can't stand it anywhere near me at all. It is strange. For now, I am absolutely hopelessly in love with the greens. Will keep more recipe on vegetable coming. BTW, I love your blog. I am going to try your chicken dish pretty soon, the one that you steamed and mixed with sesame oil and top with more seasoning for my family. Your recipes look absolutely delicious.

  4. @Catherine: Please give this recipe a try. It is really delicious and easy, if I must say so myself. I will keep the recipes coming and will be following your new blog closely. Love what you did with the "peace" painting yesterday.

  5. This dish looks tasty. I will try it.

  6. @Mocha Dad, Thanks for dropping by. Please let me know how the dish turns out for you.