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Indian-Style 15-Minute Vegetable Fried Rice

15-Minute Vegetable Fried Rice, Indian-Style

Vaishali · Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes
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.
5 from 4 votes
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 64 kcal


  • 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: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPotassium: 147mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 3595IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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