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Vegan fried rice gluten-free

Vegan Fried Rice (Gluten-free & Oil-free)

Easy vegan fried rice, made with chickpeas! This recipe is simple, tasty and packed full of vegetables for a main course or side dish that's healthy and not missing any flavour. Gluten-free, oil-free, better than takeout! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword beansprouts, Chickpeas, easy, green beans, Mushrooms, nutritional yeast, rice, Tahini
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 176kcal
Author Maria Gureeva


  • Saucepan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Non-stick frying pan or wok


  • 1 cup Basmati rice dry*
  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed (240g)
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp black salt
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 7 oz shiitake mushrooms
  • 5 oz green beans trimmed
  • 5 oz beansprouts
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste


  • Cook the rice according to packaging instructions, until soft and fluffy but not overcooked. This usually takes 15-20 minutes.
  • Add the chickpeas, tahini, tamari, nutritional yeast, cumin, garlic salt, turmeric, curry powder and black salt to a mixing bowl. Stir together well and mash the chickpeas down lightly with a fork.
  • Add the onion and the shiitake mushrooms to a non-stick frying pan or wok and sauté for 4-5 minutes, until the mushrooms soften. Then, add the beansprouts and green beans and stir for a further 2-3 minutes, until the beans are bright green.
  • Stir in the chickpeas together with the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently, to combine the ingredients.
  • Drain and rinse the rice, then transfer it to the frying pan. Turn down the heat to low and stir for 2-3 minutes, ensuring that the rice is well-coated in the chickpea 'egg' sauce.



* Use any other rice variety (wholegrain rice is delicious in this recipe), but keep in mind this may affect cooking time. 


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 968mg | Potassium: 357mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 244IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg