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Vegetable Fried Rice and Satay Sauce

Make a delicious fried rice using kitchen scraps and leftover rice.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian, Vegan
Servings 3 people


Rice and Vegetables

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 leek chopped
  • 2 onions diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Bell peppers diced
  • 2 spring onions chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 hot pepper i used adjuma (optional)
  • 1/4 cup baked onions (optional)


  • 1/4 tsp 5 spice
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp lemon grass powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp corinader powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Satay Sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 5 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 hot pepper (optional)


Fried Rice

  • First cook your rice and once the rice. After your rice is cooked sauté the onion, garlic and pepper for about 5 minutes on medium/low , after this you can add the rest of the vegetables, the spices, sugar and soy sauce and cook for another 5 minutes. Keep in mind that you can use whatever spice blend and vegetables you prefer. Now add the cooked rice and cook for another 5 minutes while mixing it to combine all the ingredients. Now you can add salt and pepper to taste.

Satay Sauce

  • Sauté the garlic (and optionally some hot pepper) for about 1 minute over low heat and add the coconut milk, soy sauce, ginger, peanut butter, sugar and lemon juice and 1/2 cup water. While this is coming to a boil in a seperate bowl add the cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water to mix before putting it in the pot (this will prevent lumps). Now add the cornstarch mixture to the pot and stir until the sauce becomes thick. Now add salt to taste.