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Spring Roll fried Rice

Spring Roll fried Rice

We have an incredible Chinese inspired recipe today. If you love spring rolls and you are a fan of vegan fried rice, this recipe is for you. I managed to put together these two and make the most amazing and flavourful Spring Roll Fried Rice ever. 

I don't know who else has suffered this before, but sometimes I just can't make up my mind on what to cook. Some days, I dance with two recipes for way too long. So much that I would end up running out of time and eating whatever I could stuff between two slices of bread. It was sad!

I guess you live and you learn. Instead of fighting it, now I go with it, and usually, I end up with a pleasant surprise on my plate. I won't lie; there have been times where the result is atrocious. But don't worry, I dare not share those experiments with you or anyone, for that matter. 

Spring Roll fried Rice ingredients

This time, I could not make up my mind between fried rice and spring rolls. So basically, I unwrapped the spring rolls and mixed the filling in with a bowl of vegan fried rice. So we have some veggies, rice, of course, a handful of spices to get the taste just right. Oh! And there's a special ingredient which you would never think goes in a bowl of rice. 

To make sure you can really taste the spring rolls in this vegan fried rice, I had to mix different ingredients and spices. Instead of only using soy sauce and calling it done, I also added ginger, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and maple syrup. This and the right kind of veggies will set us in the right direction. 

We are almost there. The only thing missing is the rice paper. However, there's no way your regular rice paper sheet would survive the tossing and turning that needs to happen when frying rice. So, instead, I took an alternative route and added chapati. 

chopped cabbage and scallion

Yep, Indian chapati bread. I know it sounds a bit crazy, but bear with me. We needed this little extra touch to really get those Chinese spring roll vibes into this dish. You can add chapati or naan, whatever you have handy. 

TO get it in the mix, first we need to fry the bread for 1 or 2 minutes on a pan. Then, chop the bread into small pieces, so it blends well with the rice; we don't want a random massive chunk of bread in there. Lastly, mix it in with the fried rice. I leave the bread until the end since I don't want it absorbing moisture from the veggies, and we don't want to have it on the heat for way too long. 

This is one of my new favourite Asian fusion vegan recipes. It is easy to make; everyone at home loves it, and it is so incredibly flavourful. So make sure to make a big batch. Everyone will want to line up for a second round! 

Spring Roll fried Rice close up

Prep time
5 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 2
Allergens: Gluten, Soy


For the spring roll fried rice

  • ¾ cup brown long grain rice
  • 1 piece chapati or roti bread frozen
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (minced)
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables (unthaw)
  • 4 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2 cups white cabbage (sliced or shredded)

For the seasoning

  • ½ tsp chili oil (optional)
  • 2 medium scallion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil


  1. Cook the rice until soft for about 20 minutes in water.
  2. Use a frying pan, add the oil and fry onion, ginger and garlic for about until fragrant.
  3. Add the vegetables and stir fry on high heat for about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add the rice and stir fry on high heat until you achieve the preferred dryness of the rice you wish, I stir fry mine for about 5-10 minutes.
  5. For the bread heat up a frying pan and fry the bread on both sides according to the instructions on the package for about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Chop the bread into small pieces and combine the rest of the ingredients with the rice.
  7. Give it a good stir and adjust the seasoning before serving, enjoy!

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