Veggie Fried Rice

My family and I got to go grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s yesterday. We were so excited. The closest Trader Joe’s is about 45 minutes from our house so we don’t get there often. I was happy to stumble upon a bagged shredded mix that is so wonderful!! Trader Joe’s Cruciferous Crunch! This is a mix of shredded kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli, green cabbage, and red cabbage. I really wish I would have picked up a few more bags of this. There are so many whole food plant-based recipe ideas I can think of for this mixture.

I had some already cooked brown rice so I decided to make veggie fried rice for lunch. Yum! I could really eat this for lunch every day.

Fried Rice from a restaurant usually has eggs and is not vegan. This recipe is whole food plant-based, with no oil and vegan. I think it tastes even better than rice from a restaurant.

I use carrots, broccoli, garlic, shelled edamame, and Trader Joe’s Cruciferous mix. This recipe is so quick and easy to make, It ends up being about 2 servings, a little over a cup each. If you make this ahead you can eat it for two days during the week. I stick to a healthy diet when I can prepare healthy food ahead of time.

Please give this recipe a try and let me know what you think!

stir fry in a wok, wok style pan or frying pan

Veggie Fried Rice

This is an easy lunch or dinner recipe. It makes 2 servings, a little over a cup each. It can easily be doubled.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: broccoli, lunch, rice, side dish
Servings: 2


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots,
  • 1/2 cup shelled edamame
  • 2 cups Trader Joe's Cruciferous Crunch or any mix of shredded kale, broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, you can even use a bagged coleslaw mix.
  • 1/4 cup liquid aminos or gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 tsbp seasme seeds
  • 1 cup precooked brown rice


  • Heat wok or frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add water and all veggies. Stir.
  • Cook for about 5 min.
  • Add aminos/soy sauce, brown rice, sesame seeds. Stir.
  • Cook two minutes until rice is heated through.

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