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Better Than Take-Out Fried Rice (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free)

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 290kcal
Author Lauren Goslin


  • 1 1/2 c. long-grain brown rice uncooked
  • 3 T. neutral-tasting oil such as grapeseed, divided
  • 1/2 yellow onion about 3/4 cup, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 t. toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 t. soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 small carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 c. green peas
  • 2 c. green cabbage lightly packed, shredded fine
  • 5 scallions chopped
  • 1/4 t. red pepper flakes optional
  • 2-3 T. soy sauce or tamari
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook your rice according to package directions.
  • Chill the rice for 6-8 hours or overnight (I often cook the rice in the morning then chill it all day in the fridge to have for dinner).
  • Heat one tablespoon of oil in a large, non-stick skillet.
  • Add in the onion along with a sprinkle of salt and saute 6-8 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Remove the onion and set aside on a small plate.
  • Lightly beat the eggs with the sesame oil and 1/2 teaspoon of soy sauce.
  • Add another tablespoon of oil to the same skillet.
  • Pour the egg mix into the pan and cook over medium low heat until done (1-2 minutes).
  • Remove the eggs and place on a separate plate.
  • Add the last tablespoon of oil to the pan.
  • Add in the carrots, peas, and a sprinkle of salt and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add in the cabbage and red pepper flakes (if using) and cook until cabbage softens, 1-2 minutes.
  • Add back the onion, along with the chilled rice, scallions, and eggs.
  • Heat the mix through until the rice is warmed.
  • Stir in two tablespoons of soy sauce and taste to see if more is desired (I like three tablespoons).
  • Season with salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition facts are based on using grapeseed oil, red pepper flakes, and three tablespoons of soy sauce. WW points (new system): 8


Serving: 1g | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.4g | Protein: 8.7g | Fat: 11.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.6g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 535mg | Fiber: 4.2g | Sugar: 3.3g