Fried rice is a fun, easy recipe to make because you can just throw some veggies in a wok with leftover rice and pour a sauce over it all. But you can get creative with fried rice too! You can use whichever fresh, seasonal veggies are in your fridge. You don’t even have to use rice when you want to keep it light. You can use quinoa for more protein or cauliflower for less carbs! We put together 15 delicious vegan fried rice recipes from the Food Monster App for you to enjoy this summer!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Rice Archives!

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1. Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice Bowl 

Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice Bowl

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The star of this Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice Bowl by Sapana Chandra is the pineapple, which peaks in late spring and into early summer and adds a subtle sweetness to an otherwise savory compilation of vegetables, including mushrooms and peppers. Unlike traditional fried rice, this bowl uses cauliflower rice.

2. Raw Sweet and Sour Fried Rice 

Raw Sweet and Sour Fried Rice

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Nourish your body on a cellular level with this delicious Raw Sweet and Sour “Fried Rice” recipe by Olivia Budgen.

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3. Cauliflower and Kale Fried Rice 

Cauliflower and Kale Fried Rice Bowl

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This Cauliflower and Kale Fried Rice by Rachel Carr is so simple, lovely and fast to throw together. Cauliflower makes a brilliant and healthy, grain free raw vegan substitute for rice. And it’s so easy to make, you won’t believe it. Cauliflower is a powerhouse of nutrition, and one of the best vegetables to include in your diet on a regular basis. Of course, it’s delicious roasted and steamed, and even pureed into soup, but it’s also great raw.

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4. Garlic and Onion Fried Rice, Fresh Sambal and Mashed Avocado 

Garlic and Onion Fried Rice with Fresh Sambal and Mashed Avocado

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The sambal recipe in this dish is one of many Balinese versions. It lasts forever and awakens any dull dish that needs some extra oomph! Try it in this amazing Garlic and Onion Fried Rice, Fresh Sambal and Mashed Avocado by Bettina Campolucci Bordi.

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5. Pineapple Fried Rice With Cashews 

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Recreate one of your favorite Thai dishes with minimal ingredients and minimal effort! This Pineapple Fried Rice With Cashews by Zoe and Mia Lau can be whipped up quickly without sacrificing flavor or texture. Like a good pineapple fried rice should, it wonderfully balances fruity sweetness and spice.

6. Sweet Potato Fried Rice 

Sweet Potato Fried Rice

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This healthy Sweet Potato Fried Rice recipe by Danielle Joy is quick, simple, and delicious! It’s perfect as a hearty lunch, side, or filling for a wrap. Oh, the many benefits of sweet potatoes! They are a good source of fiber, complex carbohydrates, and protein — all of which your body needs to recover after an intense workout. They are high in vitamin A, which promotes growth, the immune system, reproduction, and vision. Sweet potatoes boast more potassium than bananas, and yes, they contain a ton of my favorite word — antioxidants! Once the sweet potatoes are baked and the rice is cooked, this is a jiffy to whip up.

7. High Protein Edamame Fried Quinoa Rice 

High-protein edamame fried quinoa rice

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Made with only vegetables and quinoa, this High Protein Edamame Fried Quinoa Rice by Crissy Cavanaugh is loaded with protein from grains and edamame. It’s lightly flavored but easily adapted to what levels of flavor you prefer, while the vegetables are easily changed according to what’s in season. Best of all, this is a quick and easy meal that won’t leave you hungry!

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8. Simple Veggie Fried Rice 

Vegan and gluten-free Simple Veggie Fried Rice

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Adding crumbled tofu to act as eggs is delicious and works perfectly in this Simple Veggie Fried Rice by Christina Bedetta! The bottom line — vegan fried rice (especially homemade) is just as (or even more!) delicious as its non-vegan counterparts.

9. Protein Fried Rice With Mung Bean Sprouts and Black Beans 

Vegan Gluten-Free Protein Fried Rice single serving with toppings

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When you’re making fried rice the options are endless, you could use whatever veggie you prefer and season it to your own liking. This Protein Fried Rice With Mung Bean Sprouts and Black Beans by Anarki “AJ” Tjon Affo is inspired by Mexican and Chinese cuisine. You could always substitute the vegetables for ones that are more available or preferable for you.

10. Tofu Satay With Cauliflower Fried Rice 

Tofu Satay With Cauliflower Fried Rice

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This Tofu Satay With Cauliflower Fried Rice by Jess Hoffman draws inspiration from Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese cuisines. The tofu in this dish is marinated, grilled, and holds up great on a skewer. The cauliflower rice is a great low carb alternative to regular rice, but still gives you the satisfaction of a filling meal. And of course, this entrée requires plenty of peanut sauce!

If you enjoy recipes like this, you should check out 15 Healthy and Soothing Rice-Based Recipes, 15 Veggie Sushi Bowls and Rolls, and 15 Homemade Meatless ‘Takeout’ Recipes!

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