20+ Creative Vegan Rice Recipes

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You’ll love these creative vegan rice recipes, from easy sides to hearty mains and sweet treats! Budget-friendly, delicious, and kid-approved ideas.

Whether it’s jasmine, wild, brown, or sushi rice: this tasty grain is always a win at any dinner table!

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It makes meals more satisfying and is a great budget-friendly staple in most homes.

Primarily Asian and Mexican recipes incorporate rice as the main ingredient — however, many soups, casseroles, and colorful bowls can also be made with rice.

Enjoy our following list of lunches, sides, desserts, protein-packed mains, and more!

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20+ Creative Vegan Rice Recipes (Savory & Sweet)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

You’ll love these creative vegan rice recipes, from easy sides to hearty mains and sweet treats! Budget-friendly, delicious, and kid-approved ideas. The following pineapple fried rice is a great way to use up cooked rice and is ready in under 30 minutes!


Pineapple Fried Rice

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 cup finely chopped veggies of choice (130 g)
  • 1 ½ cups pineapple, cubed (340 g)
  • ¼ - ½ cup stir fry sauce
  • 4 oz firm tofu (110 g), crumbled
  • 3 cups cooked rice (600 g)


  1. Place a large pan over medium heat and add sesame oil and onion. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add ginger, veggies, and pineapple. Cook until soft, then add tofu and the stir-fry sauce. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add cooked rice, mix thoroughly, and heat until warm.
  4. Serve topped with fresh herbs or green onion!


  • Carrots, bell pepper, zucchini, broccoli, and mushrooms work well for this recipe.
  • Make it oil-free by sautéing your veggies in water or broth.
  • Find 20+ more vegan rice recipes in the article above.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: ¼ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 7g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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