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Italian style Fried Rice

Packed with veggies and cheese, this Italian style veggie fried rice is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: fusion, Indian, Italian
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Small Onion, finely chopped
  • 2~3 Garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 Small Green Pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cups Mixed Vegetables (carrot, green beans, green peas, corn, broccoli etc.)
  • 1 tsp Dried Italian seasoning
  • ½~1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper flakes, adjust as per spice preference
  • ½ cup TVP or soy granules, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes, then drained and squeezed*
  • To taste Salt
  • 3 cups Cooked Rice, I used brown rice
  • 5~6 Cheese Slices, I used Amul cheese slices


  • Heat oil in a large pan, add the onions, garlic and cook till the onions are lightly browned around the edges, about 4~5 minutes.
  • Next add the green pepper, mixed vegetables and season with Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook till the veggies are crisp tender.
  • Stir in the drained TVP and cook on medium flame until it starts to crisp around the edges. Season with salt.
  • Next add the cooked rice and mix well to combine all the ingredients. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  • Lower the flame to medium-low, arrange the cheese slices on top; cover the pan and cook till the cheese is melted and gooey. Serve warm and enjoy!!


  • TVP or soy granules can be subbed with cooked chickpeas or other beans, crumbled tofu or paneer.
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