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Vegetable Fried Rice

Autumn means pumpkin spice lattes, apple crisp, school bake sales, sweaters, beautiful fall leaf colors, and football.   Once September rolls around, it also means most kids are back in school with activities and tight schedules to work around.  September is an important month as we learn to juggle work schedules, family time as well as organizing the house before winter sets in.

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Vegetable Fried Rice

 We all get busy with day to day activities and staying organized is the best way to deal with hectic life schedules.  On days it does get busy, indulging in vegetable fried rice never tasted so good.  More on that below, but first, let’s talk about getting organized before summer officially ends.

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A weekly meal plan needs to be quick and organized.  Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  After all, spending a little time organizing and planning the week means less stress and more time doing the things we love with the people we love.  Who doesn’t like to have a little spare time each day to relax?  One way I like to stay organized during the week is by meal planning, grocery shopping and sorting food to store before the weekday ever starts.  Sharpie Pens are great to use because they have a soft grip for added writing comfort.  Sundays are dedicated to errands, family time, football and preparing my schedule for the week. To help me take on the task, I use Sharpie Pens from Walgreens to organize my calendar and shopping list.  Now, I don’t have to worry about the pen bleeding through the paper because it’s the same bold, smooth, high-quality writing experience of the Sharpie marker with the performance of a pen that won’t bleed.

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Grocery shopping trips are quicker when using a color coded list of items.  Keeping my list organized meant that I wasn’t running all over the store trying to figure out what I need for the week.  By color coding the grocery list, I was able to keep all the dairy, meats and frozen food as cold as possible by shopping for the items last.

With a little preparation, meal planning and grocery shopping will be a fast and easy task to complete.  Typically, I plan my meals around what I can use up from the refrigerator.  Each day is planned with three meals; all color coded differently to make it easier for you and your family to look each day.  I also use this method when I have meals to store away.  Weekdays can get hectic and color coding each meal makes it easier to pick up the correct freezer bag and use it in a dish.

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 I use Sharpie Pens Assortment from Walgreens that come with 4 different colors in the pack.  The pens are great to use to label food, storage bags and anything you would use a pen for!  Any tips and tricks that I can use to make my week run smoother is the best choice. If you are anything like me and enjoy using different color pens to get organized, you will love Sharpie Pens.  Also, they are refillable so let yourself get permanently attached!

Use a weekly meal plan to spend less time and money at the grocery store, less time in the kitchen and more time with your family.

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Sundays are a great day to start the tradition of meal planning, grocery shopping, and food storage.  Staying organized in the kitchen with the many color options Sharpie Pens offers has made my life that much more enjoyable.  I love organizing my life with different color pens because I find it very helpful.

Vegetable Fried Rice

This recipe uses frozen corn and peas.  Fresh carrots, green beans, onion, garlic and whole wheat brown rice with a fried egg complete this recipe.  Stir fry oils and soy sauce season this dish to perfection.

Vegetable Fried Rice is one of my favorite comfort foods.  It’s even better homemade and is a quick meal during the busy weeknights.  What I love about being able to make this at home is that I can control the amount of sauce and oils that go into making this dish.  I could eat this all week long and not get tired of it.  Making homemade vegetable fried rice is great because I can use up leftover or any fresh vegetables that I have in the refrigerator.  This recipe doesn’t take long to prep and serve.  In fact, if you have leftover rice or cooked rice, you can use it in this recipe and cut your cook time in half.

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Use frozen vegetables or fresh vegetables to make this Asian dish.  Fried rice is a quick and easy recipe to prepare during the week.  Spend a little time preparing a weekly food calendar and shopping list and you can really cook this ahead of time and store the rice separately.

This recipe uses frozen corn and peas.  Fresh carrots, green beans, onion, garlic and whole wheat brown rice with a fried egg complete this recipe.  Stir fry oils and soy sauce season this dish to perfection.

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Vegetable Fried Rice

This recipe uses frozen corn and peas. Fresh carrots, green beans, onion, garlic and wholewheat brown rice with a fried egg complete this recipe. Stir fry oils and soy sauce season this dish to perfection.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course vegetarian
Cuisine Asian
Servings 3 -4
Calories 285 kcal


  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup green beans
  • 1/2 carrots , peeled and diced
  • 1 medium onion , diced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon stir fry oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • chili oil , just a dash, optional
  • pepper , to taste


  • Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat skillet to medium-high heat and melt 1/2 tablespoon butter in skillet. Add diced onion and garlic and stir frequently until translucent. Add peas, carrots and corn then stir and allow to cook. Once vegetables are done, combine with rice. Melt a little butter in the skillet over low heat. Crack egg in pan and fry each side for a few minutes, flipping once. Once done, dice up egg and combine with vegetable rice. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vegetable oil, sesame oil and chili sauce and stir into the vegetable fried rice. Combine well and serve.


Calories: 285kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 8gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 468mgPotassium: 271mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1614IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate and it's accuracy is not guaranteed to be exact.

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3 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    I made this, it was simple yet very flavorful. Picky family that prefers white plain rice absolutely loved it! Note that I did not include green beans (didn’t have them) and added more garlic (because you can never have enough). Served as a side to Asian chicken lettuce wraps. Well paired!

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