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Meat and Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe

Updated on January 4, 2017
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Thelma Alberts is passionate about baking and cooking and likes to get creative. She had worked for many years in cafeterias in Germany.

5 stars from 4 ratings of Meat and Vegetable Fried Rice

Meat and vegetable fried rice is one of the easiest meal you can cook. You can prepare this for your breakfast, for your lunch or for your dinner time. As a Filipino, it is a special treat for breakfast, mostly done for special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries. For dinner time, you can serve this fried rice with fresh made salad.

In cooking this recipe, you can use leftover rice from last night. Leftover rice is the best for making fried rice. I usually use a medium or long grain rice for this recipe. You can boil rice in a kettle or cook it in a rice cooker. Rice cooker is the best way of cooking rice, as you can leave it alone while doing other things because it automatically stops when rice is done.


Meat and Vegetable Fried Rice
Meat and Vegetable Fried Rice | Source

Kinds of rice for frying

  • Basmati rice
  • Jasmine rice
  • A medium or long grain rice
  • Brown rice

How I cook rice


  • I put 2 cups of rice in a kettle. Wash the rice twice with water to get rid of dust. Discard the water.
  • Then I add 3 cups of water to the kettle with rice and cook it in a medium heat until it boils.
  • I put the stove on into slow heat and leave it for around 10 minutes, then put the heat off.
  • Rice is now ready to use.

Rice in Rice Cooker

Some of the ingredients: Garlic, tomatoes, peppers, string beans, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower.
Some of the ingredients: Garlic, tomatoes, peppers, string beans, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 4-6 persons

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 piece tomato, cubes
  • 1 cup fried chicken, leftover and sliced
  • 1 cup beef loaf or ham, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup cauliflower, sliced into desired size
  • 1 cup broccoli, sliced into desired size
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup bagiou beans or string beans, sliced thinly
  • 1 piece red bell pepper, sliced thinly
  • 2 cups rice (leftover, if you have), cooked
  • 1 piece spring onion, chopped
  • soy sauce (optional), a teaspoon or more
  • salt and white pepper, to taste
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Leftover fried chicken
Leftover fried chicken | Source
Sliced beef loaf
Sliced beef loaf | Source
Stir fried broccoli and cauliflower with garlic and tomatoes.
Stir fried broccoli and cauliflower with garlic and tomatoes. | Source
Leftover rice
Leftover rice | Source
Ready to eat Meat and Vegetable Fried Rice
Ready to eat Meat and Vegetable Fried Rice | Source
Meat and Vegetable Fried Rice
Meat and Vegetable Fried Rice | Source
  1. Heat a wok or a frying pan in an electric range or a gas stove. Put a small amount of vegetable oil or any kind of oil you prefer to use for frying. Then saute the chopped garlic and tomato cubes. You can include onion cubes after putting garlic if you wish.
  2. Add the sliced cauliflower and broccoli. Stir fry the cauliflower and broccoli until half done. Then add sliced carrots and bagiou/string beans. Add the sliced bell pepper. Mix them well.
  3. Add the prepared leftover chicken and sliced beef loaf or ham. Mix them to the vegetables.Then add the cooked rice when the vegetables are tender enough for chewing. Stir them well.
  4. Add the chopped spring onions and a few tablespoons of soy sauce. Taste with salt and white pepper. You can add chili powder if you want, to have this fried rice hot.
  5. Serve this fried rice with tomato salad or any salad you prepare to have. Enjoy your meal.

Health Benefits

  • Rice has a lot of carbohydrates, an instant fast energizer, rich in vitamins and minerals like iron, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin D and calcium. It helps stabilize blood sugar level in the body.
  • Bell Pepper contains fiber, folic acid and vitamin B6. It contains a lot of vitamin C and A which are antioxidants in helping fight against free radicals in the body. It helps reduces heart diseases, cataracts and some cancers.
  • Broccoli is one of the super foods. It has an antioxidant which helps fight the free radicals in the body. It contains magnesium, potassium and calcium which help in regulating the blood pressure. It is good for the heart, bones, eyes and nervous system. It strengthened the immune system as well as prevent cancer.
  • Cauliflower contains a lot of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Manganese and vitamin C, which are in cauliflower are both antioxidants. Cauliflower has anti inflammatory substances, vitamin K and Omega 3 fatty acids which help in decreasing inflammation of illnesses like arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
  • Carrot is one of the power food. It has a powerful effect of our health that gives us a glowing healthy skin, good for our eyes, anti-aging, prevent cancer and heart diseases.
  • Green / Bagiou/ String beans contain vitamins such as A, B6, B 12, C, and minerals like iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium and potassium. They are low in calories and are rich in dietary fiber.


Source: Wikipedia and You Tube

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      Thelma Alberts 6 weeks ago from Germany

      Hi wordswithlove. Thanks for your comment. I am glad you are fond of making many rice dishes. I don´t like the smell of sesame oil that is why I don´t use it in my cooking. I have tried before but didn´t like it. I mostly use butter, bacon drippings or vegetable oil in frying my rice. For me, the best is bacon drippings for making fried rice. You can try it. Thanks again.

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      Neetu M 6 weeks ago from USA

      Enjoyed reading your recipe, Thelma. I am a big fan of rice and make many rice dishes as well. I wonder if you ever use sesame oil in your fried rice. I used to make it without but tried it once and got hooked on it. It adds a little nuttiness to the flavor.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Basmati rice is so delicious for fried rice. I hope you will love this recipe. Thanks for your visit Suzie HQ. Take care;-)))

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 2 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      not sure how I missed this but love it and always looking for the best fried rice recipe! Use Basmati rice quite a bit so will cook up some and use next day for this thanks Thelma! Up all the way!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Yes, of course peachpurple. Every now and then I add leeks to this recipe and it´s yummy. Thanks for your comment.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i have lots of leeks, can i use leeks for fried rice?

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Hi Tolovaj! Sorry to have answered your comment late. I have just seen it. I cook rice without salt as I have learned it at home. Thanks for your wonderful comment and I hope you have tried this recipe already. Have a great weekend!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      You are very welcome cheeluarv. Fried rice is one of my favorites, too. Thanks for your visit.

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      cheeluarv 2 years ago from INDIA

      Fried rice is my all time favorite.Your recipe sounds delicious, want to give a try.Thanks for sharing a new way of making fried rice with left over rice and meat.Have a great day!

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      Tolovaj 3 years ago

      I love the versatility of rice. Many people in our country believe rice can be only cooked in salty water and it's actually a diet food designed for people who want to loose weight because of boredom:)

      This recipe looks spectacular. Thanks for detailed instructions!

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Sometimes looking at the photos made us hungry although we have just eaten our meals. We are always missing someones hub and it´s good to find them especially when we are not looking for them. We just have to catch up vespawoolf. Thanks for your visit and have a great day!

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      How did I miss this one? It sounds similar to a dish they make here in Peru, although yours has more interesting ingredients. I shouldn´t read food Hubs when I´m hungry! Now I feel like heading to the kitchen. : )

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thanks for stopping by and for sharing this hub to your friends, Diabian. I appreciate that. Have a great day;-)

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      Diabian 4 years ago

      Great work ,im going to bookmark this hub and sharing it with my friends on facebook

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thanks anglnwu for stopping by. Yes, fried rice is easy to make and you can eat it with or without salad as well. Have a lovely week.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      You´re welcome Deborah. Enjoy your rice cooker and thanks for stopping by. Have a great week;-)

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      anglnwu 4 years ago

      I agree fried rice is one of the easiest to prepare and it's a complete meal in itself. Yours make me drool. Enjoyed the hub.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I love fried rice I love this recipe.. thank you for sharing

      .. I had bought a rice maker.. really cool.. it looks like the first one you have listed.. I will share this on cooking time on Facebook and book mark it

      Debbie

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thank you very much ishwaryaa22 for your wonderful comment and for sharing my hub to others. I appreciate that. Have a great year 2013.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      I am a big fan of South East Asian food and fried rice is one of my favorites. I am glad to have your authentic recipe. Your engaging hub is packed with clear directions, health benefits and drool-worthy photos! Rated your recipe 5 stars! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up, pinned & shared

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi prasonline! You can omit the meat when making this fried rice with vegetables. It´s also delicious. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi Brett! I like the fried rice the way you do it, too. Sounds we have the same taste. Thanks for all the sharing to others. Enjoy your weekend.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thanks Deborah for your visit. My apology for being late in answering your comment. Have a lovely weekend!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Yes, Vinaya. It´s easy to make. Enjoy making this recipe. I hope you´ll like it. Sorry for not answering your comment immediately. I was traveling again. Thanks for your visit. Have a great weekend!

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      Prasanna Marlin 4 years ago from Sri lanka

      I like fried rice, But I'm a vegetarian.

      vegetarian fried rice it's tasty..

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      Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

      Simple and reasonably healthy, my kind of cooking. I love fried rice with lemon and a runny egg on top.

      Shared, up, useful, pinned and tweeted.

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      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      I love fried rice. As you mentioned, it's a great way to use leftover meet. Also great for using up the last little bits of vegetables that wouldn't be enough on their own.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      This one is very easy recipe. I can really make it. Thanks for sharing.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi Carol! Thanks for stopping by. Me, too is getting hungry by seeing the photos. But today is potato day so I´ll just wait for next time. Have a great day!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I am getting hungry reading this. Great job and certainly enticing photos...Thanks for sharing this.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thank you Gypsy48 for your comment. I appreciate that. Have a lovely weekend. Thanks for your follow as well.

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      Gypsy48 4 years ago

      I love fried rice, I could eat it everyday. Thanks for sharing your recipe:) Voted up and useful.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thank you moonlake. You can make fried rice from your leftover rice whenever you have rice on your menu. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Enjoy making this recipe Eddy. Thanks for your visit. Take care;-)

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      This looks really good. We love rice but I never think to make fried rice. I will keep your hub in mind next time I want rice. Voted Up.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Mm another for that recipe book of mine. Have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Mine too, randomcreative. Thanks for your visit;-) Have a great day!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      I know how you feel drbj. Just try to cook this recipe next time, as I´m sure you already have something planned for dinner. Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Fried rice is one of my favorites! Thanks for the great recipe.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      I knew I should not have read this before dinner, Thelma. Now I am starving for the fried rice as shown in that first outstanding photo. Mmmmmmm. Will have to try your recipe, m'dear.