Super easy vegan egg fried rice, on the table in about 30 minutes (less if you use cooked packet rice!)

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Easy Vegan Tofu Fried Rice with Stir friend vegetables in garlic, ginger and tamari.

Vegan Egg Fried Rice is super simple to make using Cauldron’s ready marinated tofu pieces which require absolutely no preparation whatsoever! No tofu pressing, no marinating, no waiting, on the table in the time it takes to cook rice!

I served it up with some stir fried summer veg in a light ginger, garlic and soy sauce and we scoffed the lot!

Read on for recipe tips and tricks or scroll to the bottom to find my recipe card with ingredients and instructions.

Easy Vegan Fried Rice with Tofu Pieces.

How to Make Vegan Egg Fried Rice

Which Rice for Egg Fried Rice?

White basmati rice works best here because it stands up to the rigours of stir frying without going all starchy. You can use any long grain rice for this dish, cooked according to your recipe or the packet instructions. If you’re in a real hurry you can even use a packet of ready cooked rice – this is a very valuable stand by on board our boat!

Vegan Egg Fried Rice with tofu.

Vegan Egg Replacements

Cauldron’s marinated tofu pieces are absolute stars for quick veggie and vegan meals, lightly spiced they don’t overwhelm dishes and are happy to feature with a big bold sauce or in a lightly flavoured dish like this fried rice. The texture is firm but not crunchy and lovely and soft in the middle – just the texture needed for vegan ‘egg’ fried rice!

Easy Tofu Fried Rice with Stir fried vegetables in garlic, ginger and tamari.

If you are yet to be converted to tofu I would urge you to start here as it really is super simple and very tasty. However if you are avoiding soy, or aren’t yet ready to take the plunge, replace it with creamy cannellini beans, chickpea tofu or chickpeas.

Easy Vegan Fried Rice using ready marinated tofu pieces from Cauldron foods.


Spice Up Your Fried Rice

This recipe is for a lightly flavoured simple supper but I often throw in extras to suit my mood. Add…

  • A pinch of spice. Chinese 5 spice, paprika, sumac or zataar all work well here.
  • Chopped herbs. Throw in a handful of parsley, some chopped chives or some coriander. 
  • Seasoning. A splash of soy sauce and some black pepper lifts the flavours nicely.
  • Get saucy. A dash of hot sauce or a smidgeon of sweet chilli will add a nice kick.

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Vegan Egg Fried Rice - a super easy recipe made using ready marinated tofu pieces from Cauldron foods.

Vegan Egg Fried Rice

An easy recipe for vegan egg fried rice using ready marinated tofu pieces 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 619kcal


For the Vegan Fried Rice

  • 175 g white basmati rice (uncooked weight) cooked
  • 80 g Cauldron Marinated Tofu Pieces
  • 75 g frozen edamame beans cooked, dropped into cold water and drained
  • 75 g frozen petits pois cooked, dropped into cold water and drained
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 3 spring onions trimmed and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and chopped

For the Summer Vegetable Stir Fry

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 small red pepper deseeded and sliced
  • handful mange tout
  • handful baby corn
  • 3 spring onions trimmed and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and chopped
  • 1 inch fresh ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tbsp tamari
  • freshly ground black pepper


For the Vegan Fried Rice

  • Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed frying pan, add the cooked rice, tofu pieces, beans and peas and stir fry for 5 - 8 minutes until piping hot.
  • Add the spring onions and garlic and fry for a further minute, remove from heat, cover to keep warm while you fry the veg.

For the Stir Fried Summer Veg

  • Heat the sunflower oil until hot.
  • Add the vegetables and stir fry over high heat for 2 - 3 minutes until just cooked but still crunchy.
  • Add the garlic and ginger and fry for a further minute.
  • Add the sesame oil and tamari plus a good grinding of black pepper and sizzle quickly, remove from heat.
  • Serve the rice and vegetables piled up on a plate or in separate bowls if you're feeling fancy - we were! 


Nutritional information is only an approximate guideline. Calculations will vary according to the ingredients you use and your cooking methods.


Calories: 619kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 533mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1804IU | Vitamin C: 73mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 3mg
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