Easy Lemongrass Turmeric Fried Rice Recipe

Need a healthy, energy-packed vegetarian meal for the kids’ lunch box or a dinner party? This quick stir-fry is light on the pocket but heavy on nutrition. Mekhala’s Lemongrass Turmeric paste saves you time in chopping garlic and onion, gives you a distinctive Southeast Asian aroma, and you can season to taste. Great as a main or as a side. 

Easy Lemongrass Turmeric Fried Rice Recipe 


  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups frozen vegetables
  • 3 eggs, beaten well
  • 3 teaspoons Mekhala organic lemongrass turmeric paste
  • 3 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 tablespoon sunflower or peanut oil
  • Fried shallots (optional)


    1. This Asian fried rice recipe is super simple and comes together in minutes. In a bowl, combine Mekhala organic lemongrass turmeric paste and soy sauce.
    2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok or skillet. When it’s hot, add frozen vegetables and fry for 2 minutes.
    3. Add cooked rice, frying and breaking up the rice so the grains are separated, for about 4-5 minutes.
    4. Add paste and soy mixture and incorporate into rice/vegetables.
    5. Push the rice to one side and add 1 tablespoon of oil. Then add beaten eggs and fry till it is mostly cooked.
    6. Stir through the rice and serve with fried shallots (optional).
  • Serve your lemongrass rice fresh and hot!


  • Most Asian fried rice recipes require day-old rice as it is drier and grainier. Another way to achieve this quicker is to cook your rice with slightly less water and let it stand uncovered for 30 minutes. 
  • To achieve the restaurant-style “wok-hei” (wok “energy”), you’ll need a cast iron or carbon steel wok and a hot stove, preferably gas. But these days, fewer homes have gas stoves, and managing a wok can be tedious, so a cast iron skillet or non-stick wok works too.
  • With a traditional wok or cast iron skillet, add the oil when the wok is really hot. You can test it by flicking water at it and see if it evaporates on contact. Add oil to a COLD non-stick wok as the non-stick layer will erode over time if you heat it with nothing in it.
  • Adding a pinch of salt to the eggs and some scallions adds more flavor, but I usually don’t do it if I’m cooking for the kids.
  • Use sunflower, peanut, or other oil with a high heat point.

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