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Indian-Style 15-Minute Vegetable Fried Rice
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5 from 4 votes

15-Minute Vegetable Fried Rice, Indian-Style

A quick and tasty rice and vegetable recipe you can cook on the fly. Prep and saute the veggies while the rice is cooking. This dish is vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, has no artificial sugars, and is very, very kid-friendly.
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 64kcal


  • 1 cup cooked basmati rice
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 medium onion (minced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • 2 medium carrots (diced or cut into thin rings)
  • 2 scallions (finely diced)
  • 1 tsp pulao masala (or garam masala)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp mint (or cilantro, chopped)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan or, preferably, a wok. Add the mustard seeds and, when they sputter, add the onions, green peppers. scallions, and carrots.
  • Saute until the veggies turn translucent, about five to seven minutes, then add the pulao masala or garam masala, turmeric, and cayenne.
  • Lower the heat and stir-fry for a couple of minutes. You can add a teaspoon or two of water to prevent the spices from burning.
  • Add the cooked rice and stir-fry for a couple of minutes, making sure everything is well-mixed.
  • Add the lemon juice and mint or coriander leaves.
  • Add salt to taste, mix well, and serve hot.


Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3595IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg