19 Comforting Vegan Fried Rice Recipes to Ease You Into Fall

A perfect takeout order, a lazy cook’s best friend, a highly customizable pantry-friendly fridge-cleaning dish, everyone’s staple comfort food – whatever you choose to call it, fried rice deserves its own day of celebration. And that day is today! So join us this National Fried Rice Day and pick a vegan fried rice recipe that will suit you best. Because nothing helps to survive the upcoming cold months like a steaming rice bowl full of veggies, plant proteins, and flavors! We have almost every – and we mean that – kind of fried rice you could imagine, from your usual curry/tofu/mushroom varieties to kimchi/vegan egg/ginger-garlic-onion ones, to those made with fruits and beets, and even a raw vegan fried rice recipe for those who want the best of both worlds. Enjoy!

19 Comforting Vegan Fried Rice Recipes to Ease You Into Fall

Indonesian Inspired Fried Rice by Veggie Kins

Indonesian Inspired Fried Rice

This is not your average vegan fried rice recipe: with its Southeast Asian flavors, spice, and citrus, it’s a veggie-packed, plant protein-full comfort food goals. Bonus: it all comes together in one pan for easy cleanup!

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Kimchi Fried Rice with Vegan Fried Egg by Chez Jorge

Fried Rice with Kimchi and Vegan Egg

You can always take your vegan fried rice to the next level with the addition of kimchi, but add a homemade vegan egg and it’ll be a real gamechanger! This impressive dinner will take some work, but it’s ultimately worth it!

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Ez No Chop Kimchi Fried Rice by The Korean Vegan

Kimchi Fried Rice

Craving vegan kimchi fried rice but short on time and/or feeling lazy? This recipe by The Korean Vegan is for you! Just 10 ingredients and minimum effort (no chopping involved!) and you’ve got yourself a comforting dinner perfect for fall.

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Tofu Fried Rice by Floured Frame

Fried Rice with Tofu

One of the best things about every vegan fried rice recipe is that it’s always a highly customizable pantry-friendly meal in and of itself. This tofu fried rice is no exception! It uses Filipino garlic fried rice (sinangag) as a base and is topped with sauteed tofu, spinach, soy sauce, and a bit of vegan butter. Yum!

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Vegan Filipino “Bagoong” or “Shrimp” Paste Fried Rice by The Foodie Takes Flight

Filipino Fried Rice with Vegan Shrimp Paste

If you’ve never tried and classic Filipino pairing of shrimp paste and green mangoes, this vegan fried rice recipe by The Foodie Takes Flight is your chance to do so! It does a great job of combining the hearty savory flavors of fried rice with the refreshing bite from the juicy vegetables & mangos. Plus, you’ll learn how to make your own vegan bagoong (shrimp paste), and that’s gotta come in handy in more than just one recipe!

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Simple Veggie Fried Rice with Vegan Scallops by Liv B

Fried Rice with Vegan Scallops

Perfectly seared vegan scallops made of king oyster mushrooms are the unexpected (and delicious!) fried rice topping you never knew you needed. And did we mention this vegan fried rice recipe only requires 7 ingredients and is ready in just two easy steps?

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Vegan Dragonfruit Fried Rice by Woon Heng

Vegan Fried Rice with Dragonfruit

Surprised to see fruit as a main ingredient in a vegan fried rice? We were too! But according to Woon Heng, “the hint of sweetness lends the perfect touch to the fried rice without overpowering the taste”, and the looks of this colorful and vibrant dish alone are definitely worth making it at home!

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Curry Fried Rice by Foodie Yuki

Curry Fried Rice

A classic among fried rice recipes, this curry rice is full of flavor from several kinds of spices. Almonds and raisins are an unexpected, but welcome extra finishing touch!

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Filipino Garlic Fried Rice by Astig Vegan

Filipino Galric Fried Rice

Six ingredients is all it takes to make this classic Filipino fried rice that is flavored with fragrant garlic. The full post on Astig Vegan’s blog reveals that this vegan fried rice recipe is actually one-third of a Filipino rice plate combo dish called “Longsilog“ that traditionally consists of savory-sweet sausages and fried eggs in addition to the rice. If you’re interested in making the full combo, check out the egg & the sausage recipes on RG’s blog!

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Curry Fried Rice with Mushrooms & Tofu by Vegamelon

Mushroom and Tofu Curry Rice

This flavor-packed vegan fried rice recipe works with vegan fridge staples like tofu, mushrooms, and veggies, and combines them all in the most satisfying way with the help of spices and the holy trinity of garlic, onion, and ginger.

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Vietnamese Style Fried Rice by The Viet Vegan

Vietnamese Style Fried Rice

Thie Vietnamese-style vegan fried rice recipe might be paler than its saucier counterparts from other cuisines, but what it lacks in color it makes up for in flavor with the help of mushroom broth powder and a touch of soy sauce. It will make a perfect side dish for any meal!

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Ginger Fried Rice by Conscious Cooking

Garlic Fried Rice

This simple, yet flavorful vegan fried rice recipe comes with a great tip on making it at home from Christine of Conscious Cooking: “In most restaurants, it’s usually 90% rice, and 10% nutritional sustenance. When making it at home, use a 50/50 ratio of rice to everything else, with plenty of nutritious ingredients, making it a more balanced meal.”

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Teriyaki Fried Rice and Tofu by The Vegan Atlas

Teriyaki Fried Rice

Because nothing screams comfort food quite like a classic teriyaki vegan fried rice recipe… Right? It’s a perfectly sturdy, tried-and-true everyday kind of weekday dinner recipe which we’re absolutely here for!

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Vegan Oil-Free Pineapple Fried Rice by East Meets Kitchen

Pienapple Vegan Fried Rice

This showstopping oil-free fried rice dish will wow anyone at the dinner table, so make sure to try it for a special occasion! Hollowing out the pineapple takes a good bit of time and effort though, so make sure to start preparing dinner in advance.

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Vegan Peanut Butter Fried Rice by Rhian’s Recipes

Fried Rice with Peanut Butter

Peanut butter in savory dishes? Yes, you read that right! This savory, satisfying, veggie-packed, and easy-to-make rice and veggies stir-fry just might become a mainstay in your repertoire thanks to a simple peanut butter sauce that packs a flavor punch!

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Veg Fried Rice by Holy Cow Vegan

Indo-Chinese Style Vegan Fried Rice

Wonder what vegan fried rice made in the Indo-Chinese style would taste like? Try this recipe by Holy Cow Vegan that has an irresistibly restaurant-like taste, yet is super easy to recreate at home!

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Beetroot Fried Rice by Veganlovlie

Beetroot Fried Rice

Making fried rice with beetroot might sound weird, but it’s actually delicious. In addition to beautiful vibrant color, it provides a subtle sweetness that works perfectly with tangy ingredients like pickles or cured lemons! 

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Rainbow Cauliflower Fried Rice by The Jewish Vegan

Cauliflower Fried Rice

This vegan fried rice recipe actually swaps out rice for cauliflower because it was developed for a Vegan Kosher for Passover Guide by The Jewish Vegan, but you can enjoy it any day if you’re a fan of cauliflower rice and/or customizable recipes!

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Raw Vegan Garlic Fried Rice by Mariko Sakata

Raw Vegan Fried Rice

The final vegan fried rice recipe on today’s list is actually of the raw variety! Can you believe it? This dish is here for those who’re craving fried rice on a raw vegan diet, and it’s a pretty interesting cooking process for those unfamiliar with raw cooking, so be sure to check this recipe out!

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Article by Anna Kot.

Now that you’ve found a perfect vegan fried rice recipe, click below for more rice-piration!

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