This vegan pineapple fried rice is so easy and quick to make and it’s a great dish that you have the flexibility to customize to your liking by adding different veggies of choice! Unlike traditional fried rices that incorporate eggs and butter, this one is completely vegan. Also there is no soy sauce, making this a soy-free recipe! Feel free to use more or less of the ingredients according to how many people you’re cooking for!
Recipe below feeds 6 people:
- One red onion
- One red bell pepper
- Half of a pineapple
- One broccoli piece
- One green onion shoot
- One cilantro shoot
- Sriracha sauce
- One lime
- 3 cups of rice
- Black pepper
- cashews or peanuts
- Cut all vegetables and pineapple into small diced pieces to have set aside for easy access during cooking.
- Set one pot aside for cooking the rice. Place a tablespoon of high cooking vegetable oil such as avocado or canola oil and diced garlic. When the garlic starts to become golden, throw in your rice of choice with the specified water quantity. Bring the water to boil and lower to simmer until the rice is soft and all water is absorbed.
- Meanwhile, place the diced onion with a tablespoon of oil on a big pan and stir. Put a dash of salt and a dash of pepper and with garlic.
- When the onions begin to look golden throw in the pineapple pieces and the red bell pepper. Stir and throw on another dash of salt. Keep stirring until the water from the pineapple has been absorbed.
- Add to the mix the broccoli and any other vegetables you wish to add. Stir for another 2-3 minutes. Add the green onion and the cashews.
- Add an additional dash of salt and pepper
- When rice is ready, incorporate this rice to the mix. Add the sriracha and lime juice to taste.
- Keep stirring until the rice has been incorporated in the whole mix and you are satisfied with the taste. Add additional lime juice, salt, pepper or sriracha sauce to taste.
- Throw fresh cilantro on top and mix in. Now you can stir and it is ready to serve!
This is a yummy way to eat a bunch of veggies all at once! If you’re not a big fan of pineapple on your food, no worries. You can substitute the pineapple for more veggies and perhaps corn would give it that sweet contrasting taste! Have fun with it.
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