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Spicy "Unfried" Rice (Vegan, Oil-free, & Gluten free)

Updated: Aug 30, 2021

Need something new to make with your leftover rice? This delicious and easy "unfried" rice is the perfect way to bring life back to your leftover rice. Serve it as a side dish or a main dish.


  • 3 cups of cold cooked rice

  • 3 cups frozen mixed vegetables (I used corn, carrots, peas, and green beans)

  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced (Keep the white and green parts separate)

  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp minced ginger

  • 3-4 tbsp low sodium tamari

  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp gochujang (Use gluten free is desired)

  • Sesame seeds for garnish (Optional)


  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat then add the white parts of your green onions, garlic, and ginger and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Increase the heat to medium high then add your frozen vegetables, gochujang, and 1 tbsp of tamari. Stir occasionally, cooking for 3-5 minutes.

  3. Add your rice and stir well, make sure there are no clumps of rice. Add 2-3 tbsp of tamari and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring often. Mix in the green part of your green onions in the last 30-60 seconds of cooking. Top with sesame seeds if desired.

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