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Indonesian Inspired Fried Rice Veggiekins

Indonesian Inspired Fried Rice (vegan, gluten free)

  • Author: Remy
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Must try Indonesian Inspired Fried Rice with a little bit of spice and citrus. Vegan, gluten free and made in one pan!


  • 1 1/2 red onions
  • 45 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 1/4 cups carrots, finely diced
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 1 thumb sized red chili, minced (adjust to taste)
  • 400 grams tempeh, diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms of choice, sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked long grain white rice
  • neutral oil as needed
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 34 tbsp kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
  • 12 tsp tamarind paste
  • salt and pepper to taste

to garnish

  • crushed roasted peanuts
  • raw bean sprouts
  • dried chili flakes
  • sliced green onion
  • wedge of lime


  1. In a large pan or wok, sauté onions, bell pepper and carrots in neutral oil until tender and aromatic. Then add garlic and ginger and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Next add tempeh and mushrooms along with chili pepper, sesame oil, kecap manis and tamarind paste. Sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Finally add rice and stir to evenly distribute sauce, breaking down any chunks. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and additional kecap manis as desired.
  4. To serve, garnish with fresh bean sprouts, crushed peanuts, chili flakes and a wedge of lime.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: main dishes
  • Method: sautéing

Keywords: vegan, gluten free, rice, fried rice, asian, indonesian, one pan, dinner