Curry Fried Rice - 1 Pot 20 Mins - Vegan Richa (2024)

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This Curry Fried Rice is packed full of flavor. Easy to make and gluten free. Use other cooked grains, spice blends for variation. 1 Pot 20 Mins. A perfect golden fried rice side or a light meal. Glutenfree Soyfree Nutfree Recipe. Jump to Recipe

Curry Fried Rice - 1 Pot 20 Mins - Vegan Richa (1)

Versions of this Curry fried rice are often light dinners on the weekend. Use up any leftover cooked rice or grains, any leftover veggies in the fridge. Spice up the veggies, add the rice and toss well. Garnish and done. Add some baked tofu or chickpeas for a hearty meal, or serve as a side with curries and stir fries.

This golden fried rice is Easy, Delicious, versatile and quick. Use spice blends such as curry powder, garam masala, jamaican curry blend, cajun, berbere and baharat (all of these can be found in my Everyday Kitchen book).

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Look at that gorgeous golden hue! Serve this Easy fried rice with Chana Saag, Lentil CurryButter Tofu or Sticky Sesame Tofu Veggie stir fry!
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Curry Fried Rice -1 Pot 20 Mins

This Curry Fried Rice is packed full of flavor. 1 Pot 20 Mins. Easy to make and gluten free. Use other cooked grains, spice blends for variation. A perfect side or a light meal. Vegan Glutenfree Nutfree Soyfree Recipe

Prep Time10 minutes mins

Cook Time15 minutes mins

Total Time20 minutes mins

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: Gluten-free, Indian, Vegan

Keyword: curried rice, golden fried rice, yellow curry fried rice

Servings: 3 servings

Calories: 227kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (316 g) cooked cooled rice , Or ¾ cup uncooked rice, see notes for cooking instructions.
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ (0.5) medium onion chopped
  • 1 serrano or jalapeno pepper chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp minced ginger optional
  • ½ (0.5) green pepper chopped
  • ½ (0.5) red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 zucchini chopped
  • ½ cup (64 g) carrots sliced
  • cup (48.33 g) or more peas
  • 1 tbsp or more curry powder or 1 tsp turmeric + 1 tsp coriander powder+ 1 tsp garam masala, or use berbere or jamaican curry blend
  • ½ tsp (0.5 tsp) salt or to taste
  • lime or lemon juice to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.Add onion, serrano pepper and a dash of salt. Cook until translucent. 2 mins.Add the ginger, garlic and mix well.Cook for a minute.

  • Add the peppers, zuzzhini and carrots and a dash of salt. Cook for 2 minutes. Then mix, cover and cook for another 2 mins or until al dente. Add the peas and curry powder or other spices and mix in. (At this point you can also add in yellow or red curry paste for variation and cook for a minute. You can also add in some chickpeas or baked/crisped tofu at this point to make it into a meal. )

  • Add the rice and salt and toss well. Taste and adjust salt and spice. Add more spices as needed. Add a dash of cayenne and some lime/lemon juice and mix in. (Variation: add in some roasted nuts and mix in)

  • Cover and cook for 2 mins. Then let sit covered for another 2-3 mins for the flavors to develop.

  • Garnish with cilantro and lemon juice. Serve with chutneys or dips or as a side with curries or stir fries.

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Notes

Cook the rice: Rinse ¾ cup long grain rice really well. Then soak for 20 mins. Drain and add to a saucepan with 2 cups of water. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 18 to 19 mins. Let it sit covered for another 5 mins, then fluff well. Cool completely and refrigerate or use. (this cooking time is for long grain white rice).

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Curry Fried Rice -1 Pot 20 Mins

Amount Per Serving

Calories 227Calories from Fat 36

% Daily Value*

Fat 4g6%

Sodium 413mg18%

Potassium 450mg13%

Carbohydrates 42g14%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 5g6%

Protein 6g12%

Vitamin A 4585IU92%

Vitamin C 68.4mg83%

Calcium 51mg5%

Iron 1.5mg8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Karyn G

    Curry Fried Rice - 1 Pot 20 Mins - Vegan Richa (12)
    Easy and delicious! I was short on time so I used frozen peas and carrots. 😇

    Reply

    • Vegan Richa Support

      Wonderful!

      Reply

  2. Vince

    Looks delicious.
    But my sodium alarm went off every time they sprinkle salt. I think I’ll just half the sodium and go from there.

    Reply

    • Vegan Richa Support

      let me know how it goes!

      Reply

  3. Susana Pantoja

    Curry Fried Rice - 1 Pot 20 Mins - Vegan Richa (13)
    Uuumm yummi yummi!!!.

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    • Vegan Richa Support

      I concur!

      Reply

  4. Tiff

    Curry Fried Rice - 1 Pot 20 Mins - Vegan Richa (14)
    So delicious and easy! I prepped this earlier in the day, cooked my rice and chopped the veggies; and it was done in no time! I added some chickpeas and made a tahini sauce to put on top, along with some arugula for health, lol 🙂

    Reply

    • Vegan Richa Support

      yum, nutritious & delicious

      Reply

  5. Shamaine

    Curry Fried Rice - 1 Pot 20 Mins - Vegan Richa (15)
    This is amazing. Easy recipe to follow. My son who hates vegetables enjoy this. He was pleasantly surprised at the taste. So delicious!😋

    Reply

    • Vegan Richa Support

      wow – so happy to hear, thanks for popping in

      Reply

  6. Bev

    Curry Fried Rice - 1 Pot 20 Mins - Vegan Richa (16)
    So delicious! This one is definitely a keeper and going into the rotation. I made this with a side of tofu and butternut squash baked with a maple syrup, ginger and chili powder glaze. OH YUM! Can’t get this kind of food in a restaurant!

    THANK YOU, RICHA!

    Reply

  7. Julie S

    Curry Fried Rice - 1 Pot 20 Mins - Vegan Richa (17)
    The best, hands down, fried rice recipe around. I did dice my carrots but that was my only variance. My husband and I had to stop one another from eating the entire thing. This will definitely become a staple for my family! Thank you for this delicious recipe!

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    • Richa

      yay!

      Reply

  8. Maria

    Curry Fried Rice - 1 Pot 20 Mins - Vegan Richa (18)
    Looks great, thanks for the idea 🙂

    Reply

  9. martine knockaert

    I have never cooked with the spices you use…..so I will learn little by little….thanks for the recipes…..this is healthy cooking.

    Reply

  10. Jennifer Abbott

    This looks sssooo good. What kind of rice is this? It doesn’t look like regular rice or Jasmine or Basmati rice. It looks more like a pasta versus rice.

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    • Richa

      Its Indian Basmati rice. I forgot the name, it was called some india something in the Indian store. The true long grain indian basmati rice is super long almost like noodles :). Most regular store basmati is shorter grain. you might find some indian brand on amazon too.

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  11. Sue

    Curry Fried Rice - 1 Pot 20 Mins - Vegan Richa (19)
    Thank you Richa. This is delicious!! I added the suggested chickpeas along with a few raisins and cashews. I made a double recipe and know the leftovers will be even better!!

    Reply

    • Richa

      awesome!

      Reply

  12. marco pirri

    Curry Fried Rice - 1 Pot 20 Mins - Vegan Richa (20)
    This is delicious! I will preparethiseveningformypartner. Thankyouverymuch

    Reply

  13. Cassie Autumn Tran

    The rice strongly reminds me of biryani and I love it! All the spices you used are so lively and vibrant on the tongue, hence I bet that this rice is a serious kicker. Anything strong and zesty is a favorite of mine!

    Reply

  14. Marcia

    Thank you! Love your Indian cookbook… use it frequently!

    Reply

    • Richa

      thats awesome! thank you Marcia

      Reply

  15. Marcia

    What would you recommend as a main dish ? this is categorized as a “side” … what would you put it beside? Love the recipe, but not sure what to pair it with!

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    • Richa

      You can add some chickpeas ( a cup) or crisped tofu with the spices andmake this into a meal. Or serve it with curries Chana Saag, Lentil Curry,Butter Tofu or sesame tofu stir fry (I added these links in the post now).

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      • Marcia

        Thank you! Love your Indian cookbook… use it frequently!

        Reply

  16. Rita

    Curry Fried Rice - 1 Pot 20 Mins - Vegan Richa (21)
    Delicious, just made khichri and biryani using 1 pot.

    Reply

  17. Brodie

    Curry Fried Rice - 1 Pot 20 Mins - Vegan Richa (22)
    This looks like a great fsmily friendly recipe. Thank you to you and the golde hue =)

    Reply

  18. Kris Bauers

    This looks so delicious, I’m on the hunt for new allergen sensitive recipes- and this fits the bill! Thank you! If allergens are a concern, I also recommend checking out the Ultimate Protein Cookbook by Melanie Wildman, a lot of easy high protein allergen aware recipes! This Mama needs all the ideas she can get!

    Reply

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