Brown Fried Rice


Don’t you just love it when you find a healthy vegan recipe that is cheap, quick, and delicious?

This is it.

This fried rice has become a regular at my house, hubby and the kids all love it. It’s ridiculously cheap and wholesomely healthy. Plus it’s vegan, gluten-free and super quick.

Fried rice is one of those things that can be made from just about anything. All you need is some leftover rice and different add-ins. It can be meaty, vegetarian or vegan, you choose your pick. In this recipe, I used brown rice, kidney beans, red pepper, kale and herbs and spices.

Canned beans was my thing until recently. My husband is now hooked on beans and buying canned became a little expensive. So I now buy dried and cook them myself. I cook them in big batches and just freeze them, makes life a whole lot easier.

If you have left over rice, cooked/canned beans, this dish comes together in 15 minutes or less. You can use any type of beans, and use your favourite seasonings to spice it up.

Now get your apron on, and lets get cooking.

Brown Fried Rice


  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 capsicum, red
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 1/2 cooked kidney beans
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large pan, add onions and garlic and sauté for about five minutes. Add paprika, cumin, oregano and capsicum, cook for a further 2 minutes.
  2. Add the brown rice, beans and kale, and mix everything through.
  3. Season with salt and pepper
  4. Enjoy