Vegan Thai Fried Rice

For Day 2, Week 1 of BM #48, here is a version of Thai Fried Rice which I make at home. 

Since my family loves Oriental and South Asian flavors, I store some sauces/pastes in the refrigerator so I can cook in a jiffy. This version of Fried rice is amongst one of a few choices.

Typically there is scrambled egg in Thai Fried Rice and I wanted to add scrambled Tofu, but my husband said sauteed tofu tastes better and so I went ahead with that. I felt I could have made a pancake with Tofu like here and added strips of the tofu pancake to the rice. I think I shall try it out next time.

Recipe Adapted from here
Ingredients - 

Cooked Rice 4 cups
Green Beans, Cabbage chopped into 1 inch strips 3 cups
Peas ( I used Edamame) 1/2 cup
Tofu, cubed or cut into strips 2 cups
Coconut Powder, dry roasted 2 Tbsp or more
Roasted Cashews 1/2 few
Sesame Oil 2 Tbsp (divided use)
Garlic, grated 1 Tbsp
Thai Red Curry Paste 2 Tbsp (or to taste)
Soy Sauce 2 Tbsp
Rice Vinegar 1 tsp (I used Apple Cider Vinegar)
Sweet Chilli Sauce 1 Tbsp (I used Tomato Chilli Sauce)
Brown Sugar 1 tsp
Salt as needed
Lime/lemon Juice as needed
Spring Onion, finely chopped for garnish

Method Of Preparation -

Heat a tablespoon of oil in a non stick pan and saute tofu until golden brown. Drain onto paper towels and set aside.

Par boil the vegetables, drain and set aside.

Add the remaining oil and saute the grated garlic fo about 15-20 seconds.

Add in the Thai Red Curry Paste, Soy Sauce, Vinegar, Sweet Chilli Sauce, coconut powder, cashews and brown sugar. Mix well and add the par boiled vegetables. 

Let the vegetables cook until the they are evenly coated with the sauces and are just about cooked.

Add in the cooked and cooled rice and mix well.

Let the rice heat through also allowing the flavors to blend in.

Remove from heat. Squeeze in the lime/lemon juice. Mix well and serve with a garnish of spring onion.

Preparation Time 30 min
Serves 3-4


  1. Vegan version of Thai rice sounds super delicious .

  2. Looks really good.

  3. Priya Suresh Says:
  4. Flavourful rice, am in love with this vegan Thai rice.

  5. Unknown Says:
  6. vegan version is so perfectly done!! love it!

  7. Lovely fried rice. .look good.

  8. Srividhya Says:
  9. Vegan version sounds great. I am not a vegan, but I would like to try for sure.

  10. An interesting recipe, a good one.

  11. Unknown Says:
  12. Fried rice looks so delicious!!

  13. Lovely fried rice!

  14. Pavani Says:
  15. Very colorful and delicious Thai fried rice.

  16. Srivalli Says:
  17. That surely looks so colourful Harini!..will have to try this..

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