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Vegetable Peanut Fried Rice

Vegetable Peanut Fried Rice

By Peter Chaplin

Peter Chaplin has supported the NZ Vegetarian Society by regularly appearing at the Auckland Vegetarian Festival and is always popular for his informative and entertaining presentations.


4-6 cups cooked brown rice (cooked the night before and refrigerated)
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
3 celery sticks, diced (or alternatively capsicum)
1 large cup roasted peanuts (any type of nut will suffice)
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon cumin or caraway seeds
2 tablespoon curry paste
1 medium cauliflower, cut into small florettes
1 bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped
2 lemons juiced and zested
salt to taste

  1. Place wok on medium heat.
  2. Add oil, cumin seeds, onions, carrots and cauliflower. Cook for 4 minutes.
  3. Add curry paste and peanuts and cook for a further 3 minutes.
  4. Add rice – continually turning rice. Cook for 4 minutes.
  5. Add coriander, lemon juice, lemon zest and salt to taste.

Serves 4