This Take-out Style Fried Rice is packed with colorful veggies like carrots, peas, and onions, and happens to be totally vegan and gluten-free. The ideal fast weeknight dinner.

Takeout Style Fried Rice

I love fried rice, but when you order it in, it can come loaded with processed oils, sugars, and often eggs. So I made this quick and easy fried rice recipe to mimic your favorite Chinese take-out, without the mystery ingredients.

Ingredients for Take-Out Style Fried Rice

Here’s what you need for this veggie-packed fried rice:

  • Oil. You can use avocado or another neutral-flavored oil.
  • Veggies. I make this fried rice with onions, peas, and carrots.
  • Rice. Make sure to use day-old cooked rice, which is dryer and will crisp up in the skillet.
  • Tamari. This is gluten-free soy sauce. You can use regular soy sauce if you’re not avoiding gluten.
  • Sesame oil. This has a strong flavor, so a little goes a long way.
  • Oyster or mushroom sauce. Make sure it’s vegetarian!

Takeout Style Fried Rice

Storing Leftover Fried Rice

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. You can reheat it on the stove or in the microwave to serve.

Ingredient Swaps and Add-Ins

If you’d like to mix up the ingredients in this recipe, it’s easy enough. You can add other kinds of veggies, such as:

  • Bell peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Asparagus
  • Green beans
  • Leeks

You can also add some spice with crushed red pepper flakes or hot sauce.

Takeout Style Fried Rice

More Vegan Weeknight Meals

If you make this fast take-out style fried rice, be sure to let me know what you think with a comment below!

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Takeout Style Fried Rice

Takeout Style Fried Rice (vegan, gluten free)

  • Author: Remy Park
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This is a favorite vegan and gluten-free weeknight dinner to make with leftover cooked rice.


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  • 1 tbsp neutral oil
  • 1 small white onion, minced
  • 1 large carrot, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups cold, day-old rice
  • 1 cup peas, fresh or frozen
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 45 tbsp tamari
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tsp vegetarian oyster sauce or mushroom sauce
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp salt, more to taste


  1. Start by heating oil in a large pan. Once sizzling add carrots to the pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes then add onion and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until fragrant and translucent.
  2. Next add garlic, peas and scallions and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Break up the rice using your hands and add it to the pan, tossing to sauté and break up further.
  4. Add tamari, sesame oil and oyster sauce and toss to incorporate into the rice. Season with salt to taste and white pepper to finish.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: main dishes
  • Method: sauté

Keywords: takeout style fried rice, fried rice, vegan fried rice, gluten free fried rice, simple fried rice


Filed under: Eat, Gluten Free, Main Dishes

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BY Remy Park • September 29, 2022

Takeout Style Fried Rice (vegan, gluten free)

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