Leek & Pea Fried Rice

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This leek and pea fried rice recipe is vegetarian comfort food in a bowl. It’s got undercurrents of garlic and ginger, it’s got a bright hit in the peas, some lower notes with the subtle leeks, and a hearty base of rice and egg.

leek and pea fried rice in a bowl

Ingredients for Fried Rice

  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 leeks, thinly sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch ginger, minced
  • 1 cup peas
  • pinch of salt & pepper
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice (preferably a day old)
  • 1 teaspoon of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • optional toppings – sriracha sauce or green onions

How to Make this Vegetarian Fried Rice Recipe

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the eggs and scramble them till they are just done. Remove eggs to a bowl and wipe out the skillet. 
  • Add the oil to the same skillet and heat again over medium-high heat. Add the leeks, onion, garlic, and ginger and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the onion is translucent. 
  • Add the peas with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and cook for an additional minute. 
  • Add the rice, eggs, vinegar, and soy sauce to the skillet and stir to combine. 
  • Let the rice cook for 5 to 6 minutes, without stirring, to let the bottom crisp. 
  • Remove pan from heat and stir to bring the crisped rice up from the bottom of the pan.
  • Serve with a garnish of sriracha and green onions.
two bowls of leek and pea fried rice

Tips For Making This Recipe

  • You can definitely use white rice in this recipe if you don’t have brown rice (might I recommend leftover take-out rice).
  • I usually make up a big batch of brown rice (3/4 cup of uncooked brown rice makes 3 cups cooked rice) and then let it sit a fridge for a day before using it in this recipe. 
  • Basically, just about any veggie could go in this fried rice, but I would definitely suggest you keep the leeks.
  • For toppings, I like sriracha sauce, kewpie mayo, sliced green onions, or sesame seeds. 

Yield: 4 servings

Leek and Pea Fried Rice

Leek and Pea Fried Rice

This leek and pea fried rice recipe is comfort in a bowl.

Prep Time 22 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 leeks, thinly sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch ginger, minced
  • 1 cup peas
  • pinch of salt & pepper
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice (preferably a day old)
  • 1 teaspoon of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • optional toppings - sriracha sauce or green onions

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the eggs and scramble them till they are just done. Remove eggs to a bowl and wipe out the skillet. 
  2. Add the oil to the same skillet and heat again over medium-high heat. Add the leeks, onion, garlic, and ginger and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the onion is translucent. 
  3. Add the peas with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and cook for an additional minute. 
  4. Add the rice, eggs, vinegar, and soy sauce to the skillet and stir to combine. 
  5. Let the rice cook for 5 to 6 minutes, without stirring, to let the bottom crisp. 
  6. Remove pan from heat and stir to bring the crisped rice up from the bottom of the pan.
  7. Serve with a garnish of sriracha and green onions.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 353mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 6gSugar: 5gProtein: 13g
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