Garlic Fried Rice with Celery, Mushrooms, Broccoli, Bell Peppers, Carrots and Peas. Glutenfree Vegan Recipe

It is one of those months. Random things to do and less time for the kitchen, photographing, editing and on the computer in general. This is a quick dinner from this week. Garlicky fried rice. You can switch out the Rice with cooked noodles for a fun stir fry. Add any veggies of choice and so on. This is also a recipe with approximate measurements:). The sauces, seasoning can be easily adjusted to taste. 

The other meal we had yesterday was this fun somewhat Mexican Pizza. A quick Black beans, tomato, jalapeno mish mash, topped with fresh tomato, red onion salsa on a Wheat Crust. Baked for 14 minutes at 400 degrees F, then topped with Jalapeno cheddary Nacho cheese(I dont remember the brand, we picked it up a wedge from whole foods), ranch dressing(I made a small portion of this recipe with just cashews) and chopped lettuce. Sliced and eaten within 5 minutes.

Pardon the low light phone pictures:)

I was going to talk about Ellen and Eggs, but things changed this week. So many innocent lives were taken and we are all looking for answers. This Write up by a mom of a mentally ill son sums it up. What we need along with gun control is a better mental health treatment and support system. It is a day of prayers and a day of extending any small help that we can and as she says “It is time for a meaningful, nation-wide conversation about mental health.” The causes, the solutions, the help. 

What am I looking forward to in the new year, is beating my own anxiety issues to the curb. Getting my energy back and figuring out my balance. I am quite tired of walking into a store and losing balance just when I reach the back aisle, and not knowing if i will be able to walk back on my own. I think I might just learn how to walk blind folded, coz my eyes always give me bad feedback and screw up the darn balance. We shall see.
And hopefully finding a sweet little house with a yard, so I can start fostering again. It is difficult and much more tiring to house train the dogs without a yard. And cooking a lot more too. Spending time in the kitchen cheers up these dark and rainy days.
I am thankful for the continuous support from hubbs and from you all, the blogger community and everyone who drops by to read or comment or make my recipes. Have a great Holiday season you all. 

Garlic Fried Rice with Celery, Mushrooms, Broccoli, Bell Peppers, Carrots and Peas
Allergy Information: Gluten, Dairy, Egg, corn, yeast free. Can be made Soy free. serves 2

2 teaspoons organic canola oil or any high smoke point oil or refined sesame oil
8-10 cloves of garlic, chopped
2-3 cups cooked Rice (or noodles or Quinoa)
2 cups vegetables – I used onions, red and green bell peppers, celery, button mushrooms, broccoli, carrots and peas
2 teaspoons Sesame oil (I used unrefined)
1 Tablespoon or more Soy sauce or  soy-free Coconut aminos to taste or other vegan asian sauces of choice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon raw sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

In a wok or large pan/skillet, heat 2-3 teaspoons of a high smoke point oil of choice on high heat.
Add garlic and cook until golden.
Add onions and green and red bell peppers and mix. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally until brown on the edges.
Add mushrooms and celery and cook for another 2 minutes.
At this point, you can also add regular tofu or Soy-free tofu or steamed Tempeh for more protein, and cook for 2 minutes.
Add in broccoli, carrots, peas, salt, black pepper and sugar. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add in cooked rice or noodles(or quinoa), soy sauce/liquid aminos and sesame oil.
Toss well, taste and adjust salt, spice and seasoning. Add in some Sriracha or other chili sauce for the heat.
Cover and cook 2 minute.
Serve hot.

Garlicky noodles with veggies.

This quick rice is being shared at Ricki’s Wellness Weekend, Allergy Free Wednedays

Vegan Richa: Garlic Fried Rice

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  1. says

    i love “fried” rice, rica! i often do the quinoa variety, and it always hits the spot. i love your full cast-iron skillet.

    i hope all of your desires for the new year come true. you deserve all the balance in the world, along with a beautiful house with a nice backyard.

    the darkness is getting to me a bit, too. i’m looking forward to spring.

    • says

      I know right.. so versatile and quick to put together:) Thanks for the wishes:)
      It is so dark and rainy out here since the last 15 days, my body is going into hibernation. I cant wait for Spring and sunny days!

  2. says

    This garlic fried rice sounds delicious! I love coconut aminos, but tend to use them very sparingly as they are quite expensive where I can find them. This recipe looks like a good place to use them. I’ll have to try this super garlicky twist on the classic fried rice soon!

  3. says

    I’m still trying to figure out my own New Year’s resolutions… It usually takes me the whole month of January to decide, since there’s no rush. That way I end up with a truly well thought out and realistic goal, since there’s nothing worse than working towards something impossible. Anyhow, regardless of that decision, I will definitely be making your fried rice at least once in 2013! It looks wonderful, and is full of veggies I almost always have on hand already.

    • says

      Wow. i dont plan for anything realistic:) its just a generic goal and any step towards it counts as a success :) Happy holidays and a wonderful new year Hannah:)

  4. says

    You’re right, Ellen and eggs is super frustrating, but there’s more to worry about right now. I went to my kid’s school Christmas performance today and couldn’t help tearing up when the Kindergartners and 1st graders were singing. So tiny and innocent. It’s all so disturbing. You are right that the nation needs to look at all of the elements going on here.

    And as always, I love the fried rice. Extra garlic is just a bonus! xx

    • says

      I love garlicky thai fried rice and this is pretty much spot on. garlicky, fresh and crunchy.

      There are definitely so many elements which need attention and changes. Saw the NRA speech today. highly irresponsible.

  5. says

    I love to make a similar recipe as a quick meal mid week! I’ll be trying your combinations, it looks lovely. You could call it comfort food!


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