Budget-Friendly Meals: Veggie Fried Rice

Budget-Friendly Meals: Veggie Fried Rice

In the fourth installment of our Budget-Friendly Meals series, we’re bringing you a classic favorite with a budget-friendly twist: Veggie Fried Rice. This quick and easy dish is a fantastic way to utilize leftover rice and turn it into a delicious and affordable meal. Packed with colorful vegetables and savory flavors, this veggie fried rice will satisfy your cravings without breaking the bank. Let’s dive into this simple and wallet-friendly recipe that will have you coming back for seconds!

  1. Warm up the cooking oil in a skillet or wok. Add diced onion and minced garlic, and sauté until fragrant and lightly browned.
  2. Create a space on one side of the skillet by pushing the sautéed onion and garlic to the other side. Scramble the eggs until cooked.
  3. Add mixed vegetables to the skillet and stir-fry for a few minutes until they are tender.
  4. Add cooked rice, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir well to combine and cook for a few more minutes to heat through.
  5. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
  6. Serve the veggie fried rice as a quick, satisfying, and economical meal option.


  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, corn)
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking oil

We hope you enjoyed this budget-friendly recipe for Veggie Fried Rice. It’s a versatile and cost-effective dish that allows you to make the most of your leftovers while still enjoying a satisfying meal. Stay tuned for more wallet-friendly recipes in our Budget-Friendly Meals series, where we’ll continue to share tasty and economical dishes that are perfect for any budget-conscious cook.

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