Fried Rice Without Soy Sauce

Are you looking for a friend rice recipe without soy sauce?  Look no further, this gluten free fried rice recipe is super easy to make, and totally customizable to your tastes.  You won’t even notice this fried rice is soy free thanks to coconut aminos, or your new soy free best friend.

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fried rice without soy sauce

Fried Rice Without Soy Sauce

I’ve always loved asian style food.  Unfortunately I’m allergic to things like soy, sesame, and fish, which are often common ingredients.  The good news is there are many, many ways to get round a soy allergy and still enjoy delicious asian style food.

Fried rice has a really specific taste and texture.  The key here is we really need a substitute for soy sauce in fried rice.  The great thing is that coconut aminos do the trick.  They taste very similar to soy sauce, and act the same way in recipes.  Best of all, they are gluten free, soy free, and generally allergy friendly!  If you find the taste to be a bit off, add a little bit of salt, coconut aminos do not have as much salt as traditional soy sauce.

How to make gluten free soy free fried rice

Fried rice has a few simple ingredients that are luckily, naturally gluten free.  Here’s what you need to make gluten free fried rice:

four cups of cooked white or brown rice (pick your favorite!)
a tablespoon of your favorite cooking oil
minced garlic (ginger also works well if you don’t want to use garlic)
beaten eggs or a vegan scrambled egg substitute (or leave it out!)
two cups of frozen peas and carrots (let’s make this easy!)
one third of a cup of coconut aminos (no soy in this recipe!)
two cups of ground chicken, beef, pork, or vegan ground meat substitute if you want this to stand on its own for a meal

The trick is you want your rice to be cold, so make it earlier in the day or the night before.

First, sauté your veggies and garlic in your favorite oil, then push it to the side of your pan and add in your scrambled eggs or vegan egg substitute if you are using it.  Once it is cooked, mix the eggs and veggies together.

Then add your rice, soy sauce, and meat.

That’s it!  It couldn’t be simpler to make this delicious soy free fried rice.

Still have questions?  We have answers!

What can I use instead of soy sauce for fried rice?

You can use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce for fried rice.  The taste and color are so similar, that no one will notice the difference!  By the way, coconut aminos don’t taste like soy sauce.

How to make fried rice without soy sauce and sesame oil?

You can make fried rice without soy sauce and sesame oil by substituting coconut aminos for the soy sauce and olive oil for the sesame oil.  Your favorite cooking oil is a great sesame oil substitute.

How to make fried rice without eggs and soy sauce?

You can simply leave the eggs out of fried rice, or use a vegan scrambled egg substitute, and you can make fried rice without soy sauce by using coconut aminos instead.

fried rice without soy sauce

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fried rice without soy sauce

Fried Rice Without Soy Sauce

This is a delicous recipe for fried rice without soy sauce, that is easy to adapt to your diet and to your personal tastes!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 8


  • 4 cups cooked chilled rice (white or brown)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or your favorite cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic or ginger if you don't like or can't have garlic
  • 4 eggs beaten, or equivalent in vegan scrambled egg substitute
  • 2 cups frozen peas & carrots
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 cups ground chicken, beef, pork, or vegan ground meat substitute (optional)


  • Cook your rice and allow it or chill, or use leftover rice
  • Heat your oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add in frozen peas, carrots, and garlic (or ginger) to frying pan and stir continuously, until tender.
  • Push the vegetable mixture to the side of your pan or to the outer rim.
  • Add another tablespoon of olive oil add eggs (or vegan scrambled egg substitute) in the center of the oil and cook as you would a scrambled egg.
  • Once cooked, mix together carrot, peas, garlic, and eggs (or egg substitute)
  • Add the rice, coconut aminos, and meat if you are using it to the pan.
  • Turn the heat down to low and stir frequently to allow everything to heat fully.


This recipe is very easy to customize to your diet or tastes, and it is super easy to make fried rice without soy sauce or sesame oil.
Feel free to add additional vegetables, just make sure they do not produce a lot of water when cooked, or it will make your fried rice soggy.
If you have an egg allergy, there's nothing wrong with leaving the eggs out!  You can also substitute with a vegan egg substitute.
When it comes to adding a meat or protein, just about anything you have leftover will go well.  Be sure your meat is cooked ahead of time, and chopped small.

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