Brown Fried Rice

BY : PUBLISHED : January 16th, 2019 UPDATED: September 29th, 2022

Simplicity at its best! When you make a big pot of brown rice for the week, be sure to keep this recipe in your rotation. It's sooooo easy, and delicious to boot! Who doesn't love a good fried rice recipe?

Fried Rice Perfection!

There's something about fried rice that makes it so comforting! After coming home from a long days of work and you don't want to prepare anything elaborate cooking this takes 20 minutes (much less if you cooked some rice for the week on Sunday!) and the best part is you can use all your veggie leftovers. You know, those sad-looking carrots inside your fridge or that wrinkly red pepper you thought about discarding or the wilting spinach you forgot to use. All of those find their use in this classic fried rice recipe! Would be perfect for making this on Monday night before you do your shopping for the week!

A large bowl of brown rice fried rice with a pair of chopsticks in it.

Hail Tofu!

This recipe is fantastic without the tofu but, if you want to make it more protein-rich and filling by adding some it would be great! In this fried rice the tofu gets crispy and toastie thanks to the sesame oil. Yum! Although brown rice has good plant protein, tofu is packed with it and would turn this into a perfect meal after a good afternoon workout.

Do you need sesame oil? Not at all! You can use olive oil or any other oil you have on hand. And to add that nutty, smoky flavor you could sprinkle some sesame seeds on top if you have any. These magic seeds would give you a fantastic calcium punch by the way! Plants have some pretty awesome superpowers, don't they?

So, will you try this fried rice recipe? It's savory and delicious! Go for it!

You can also thank LaGrande Family Food Groups for bringing this recipe to life by visiting their website and subscribing to their email!

A large bowl of brown rice fried rice with a pair of chopsticks in it.

Brown Fried Rice

Toni Okamoto
If you're short on time to cook your weekday dinners then this recipe might be your best choice! A healthy and classic brown fried rice you will love!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Asian
Servings 3 servings
Calories 307 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan


  • 1 Tablespoon of sesame oil
  • ½ cup of diced red onion
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • ½ cup of frozen peas
  • ½ cup of finely diced carrots
  • ½ block of extra firm tofu, crumbled
  • 2 ½ cups of cooked brown rice
  • 2 Tablespoons of soy sauce


  • Cook brown rice according to package instructions.
  • In a large pan and over medium-high heat, sauté onions, garlic, peas, carrots, and crumbled tofu in sesame oil until onions become tender and translucent.
  • Add the cooked brown rice and soy sauce. Cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently.



Sesame oil is the classic flavor of fried rice, but you can use any kind you like here.


Calories: 307kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 12gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 731mgPotassium: 426mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 3749IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 2mg
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About Toni Okamoto

"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy,
'Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways...
we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez

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