Easy Veggie Steamed Rice


On its own or as a side dish, vegetable steamed rice is one of my new absolute favorite go-to dishes. It is fabulous for using up leftovers in the crisper drawer before they are unusable. It is a good way to hide extra veggies for people who don’t love their taste. You can try new vegetables without having to fully commit. And it is endlessly variable.

The basis of this particular recipe was a bag of broccoli slaw that was on super sale, I had to have it. But you can only eat so much slaw at a time, so I had to find some creative ways to use it up. I’ve also been eating a more vegan diet, so I bulked it up a bit to make it a full meal. Feel free to add in a meat of your choice like chicken or shrimp, sauces you like such as terikayi or soy, and switch up the veggies.


  • 1 c uncooked rice
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 1-2 cups veggies
    • I used: 1/3 cup broccoli slaw, 1/3 cup diced bell pepper and onion, and about 1/2 cup raw spinach
  • Handful smashed almonds or peanuts
  • Soy sauce to taste


If you have a rice cooker, this entire thing can be cooked together. Same goes for a crock pot. If you don’t have one of those option, you can boil the rice and fry the veggies separately and then mix together.


Step 1: Put the rice, water, and veggies into the rice cooker, and turn on. Alterntively, place in a small slow cooker and cook on low 1-2 hours. Or, boil the rice according to package, and stir fry the veggies in 1 tbsp. oil until soft, then mix.


Step 2: This is not required. If you want, heat 2-4 tbsp. oil in a pan, and add the cooked rice and veg. Cook for 5-7 minutes, until rice begins to brown and crisp, and flip with a spatula. Cook the other side until brown, then serve hot.

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