Extra Spicy Vegetable Fried Rice - Fiery and addicting fried rice (vegan friendly) that is too delicious to pass! This spicy fried rice is certainly not for the faint of heart. Simple, quick, and easy fried rice recipe that is packing some serious amount of heat to satisfy your spicy food craving!
WARNING: This recipe is for spicy food lover. If you are not into spicy food, this recipe is NOT for you.
You may think it's a little dramatic to start a blog post like this but I just want to be very clear that this recipe is very spicy. This fried rice certainly is not going to burn your mouth to a point where you can't taste anything but you WILL feel the heat. My husband and I both LOVE spicy food. We are one of those people who will go to a Thai restaurant and order our food "Thai Spicy" because we can handle the heat. So this recipe is for those of you who can handle serious heat! Are you ready to dive in?!!
Vegetables used in "Extra Spicy Vegetable Fried Rice":
- Bell pepper - Bell pepper is not spicy at all. They are actually sweet and the sweetness of the bell pepper is going to offset the heat from the jalapeños and bird's eye chili.
- Jalapeño - I remove the seeds and membrane (the white part that holds the seeds inside of the jalapeño) so it has little to no heat, in my opinion. If you are NOT using bird's eye chili but want the heat, go ahead and use the whole jalapeño including the seeds and membrane.
- Bird's eye chili - This is some serious stuff. This is what makes the whole dish extra spicy. I only am using 3 tiny peppers and only using the bottom half of the chili so that my dish has the least amount of seeds of the pepper. If you have sensitive skin, use disposable gloves to mince the chili. Yes, it's that hot!
- Garlic - This recipe has plenty of garlic. I brown the garlic, in the beginning, to give the oil extra flavor as well as to develop the smoky flavor from crisping the garlic.
How to make this recipe LESS SPICY:
- Option 1: Adjust your heat with jalapeño - Skip bird's eye chili. If you want a little more heat, use the seeds and membrane of the jalapeño to achieve the spice level you want. Let's say if you are using 2 jalapeños, use the seeds and membrane of half of a jalapeño. Remember, the seeds and membrane are where the heat is at in jalapeño!
- Option 2: Adjust your heat with other vegetables and sauce- Skip bird's eye chili and jalapeño. Use extra bell pepper or onion. The dish still will be slightly spicy from the sauce. If this is too mild for you, you can always serve your fried rice with extra chili garlic sauce (also known as sambal oelek) or sriracha.
Great toppings to go with this Extra Spicy Vegetable Fried Rice:
- For omnivores - If you have a leftover steak, this is a GREAT option. My husband LOVES it with steak. He says the flavor reminds him of Thai basil fried rice with beef.
- For vegetarians - A creamy yoke from a sunny-side-up egg is a fantastic topping for this fiery dish.
- For vegan - I'm a forever tofu lover. My teriyaki pan-fried tofu is a great protein choice to complete this dish!
So what do you think? Do you think you are ready to try this extra spicy vegetable fried rice for your dinner? Let me know what you think!
Happy eating, my friends!
Extra Spicy Fried Rice with Vegetable (Vegan)
Extra Spicy Fried Rice with Vegetable (Vegan) - Fiery and addicting fried rice (vegan friendly) that is too delicious to pass! This spicy fried rice is certainly not for the faint of heart. Simple, quick, and easy fried rice recipe that is packing some serious amount of heat to satisfy your spicy food craving!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Fried Rice
- Method: Stir fried
- Cuisine: Asian
- Diet: Vegan
- 2 tablespoons vegetarian stir fry sauce (vegetarian oyster sauce)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce (sambal oelek)
- 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil (or vegetable oil)
- 6 to 8 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup chopped bell pepper
- 1-2 jalapeños chopped (seeds removed before chopping)
- 3 bird's eye chili (optional) (See Note below)
- 4 cups cooked rice (jasmine rice or short-grain sushi rice)
- Sriracha sauce (for serving, optional)
- In a small bowl, mix together vegetarian stir fry sauce (vegetarian oyster sauce), soy sauce, and chili garlic sauce. Set aside.
- Prepare your vegetable. Mince the garlic and finely dice the bell pepper. Remove the seeds and membrane of the jalapeño and dice finely. If you are using bird's eye chili, only use the bottom half of the peppers.
- Place the prepared sauce and vegetables near the stove so you can add them quickly.
- On a large non-stick skillet, heat about 3 tablespoons of oil. Add the minced garlic and cook until they turn slightly brown.
- As soon as the garlic turns light brown, add the diced jalapeño, bell pepper, and bird's eye chili. Fry them with frequent stirring for a couple of minutes.
- Add the rice to the mixture and pour the sauce over the rice.
- Continue to fry and mix until everything is well incorporated.
- Serve with extra chili garlic sauce or sriracha sauce.
- Bird's eye chili is extremely hot. I only use the bottom half of the chili because the top half contains most of the seeds. If you have sensitive skin, use disposable gloves when handling/chopping the chili. Bird's eye chili is what make this fried rice extra hot.
- Do you want to know more about vegetarian stir fry sauce (vegetarian oyster sauce)? Check out my Super Easy 5 Ingredients Egg Fried Rice to learn more!
- For a less spicy version of the fried rice, please read the section "How to make this recipe LESS SPICY" above.
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