Sweet Potato Fried Rice

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Sweet Potato Fried Rice

If you love fried rice and sweet potatoes, then you’ll love this version, using spiralized sweet potatoes that are pulsed in a food processor until rice-like. This rice saves well, is meal prep friendly, and has the same flavors and textures of traditional fried rice, but is packed with powerful veggies.

Sweet Potato Fried Rice

One of my most popular recipes on this site, my Sweet Potato Fried Rice is exactly why people fall in love with spiralizing – you can recreate your favorite meals into lighter, healthier versions by way of spiralized veggies!

Sweet Potato Fried Rice

One of my first spiralized rice recipes, this Sweet Potato Fried Rice has it all – it has the texture and crunch of fried rice, thanks to sweet potato’s starch and all of the flavor of this Chinese dish. The sweet potatoes soak up the flavors of the soy sauce and oils so each bite is flavorful. Plus, the sweet potato has its own flavors, making this overall a very tasty meal.

If you want to skip the spiralizing step here, you can, but the texture won’t be as spot on as “rice.” Simply chop the sweet potatoes into small cubes and pulse in a food processor until rice-like.

Sweet Potato Fried Rice

I’ve made this recipe vegetarian, because I want you to be able to make it your own – you can add whatever protein you typically make (or order!) fried rice with. Chicken, shrimp, tofu, and pork are all great options.

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Vegetarian Sweet Potato "Fried Rice"

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins


  • 1 large 340g+ sweet potato, peeled, Blade D
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth low-sodium + more, if needed
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce


  • Place your sweet potato noodles in a food processor and pulse until rice-like. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once oil is shimmering, add in the garlic and onions and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add in the sweet potato rice, stir well and let cook for 2-3 minutes to warm through. Add in the vegetable broth and cook for another 2-3 minutes, adding more broth if it sticks to the bottom of the pan. Add in the peas, stir well to combine, and then build a cavity in the center of the mixture and pour in the eggs. Scramble the eggs in the middle and then stir altogether to combine. Season with pepper and drizzle with soy sauce. Stir well to combine and remove from heat. Serve.

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Anonymous says:
I have made this recipe since it was first published on the blog. Hands down, this and the turnip ramen that was part of the same series are family favorites! Everyone loves this recipe! It’s my go-to when I’m trying to convince people to try this way of cooking.
Meaghan says:
Oh wow! This is such a big compliment! We're so glad your family enjoys these so much.
Anonymous says:
Made this tonight and added riced cauliflower, some carrots, cabbage and leftover chicken. It was delish and fun for my daughter who is a school teacher to take leftovers and discover a new yummy recipe!
Meaghan says:
This is so fantastic!! Thank you for sharing. We're so glad you both enjoyed it.
Terra says:
Hoooooly moly this was PERFECT. I've been longing to make this recipe for a while and only just got around to it (why on earth did it take me so long?!)—amazing. And mostly pantry staples, too, so absolutely perfect right now! Ali—you, your voice, and your recipes are exactly what the world needs right now. Thank you for all of the times you've unknowingly made my day over the last several years! Sending lots of love and the healthiest vibes to you and your fam in FL.
Meaghan says:
This means so much to us! So glad you loved this.
Gail says:
Wow, just had this for dinner and it was amazing! No leftovers at all, every morsel was enjoyed. I’m already planning to cook it again this week, with a few additions - will add chicken next time to make it a main dish, and probably some broccoli and perhaps water chestnuts for a little bit of crunch. So much better than “real” fried rice, in my opinion. Easy, tasty and customizable - BEST RECIPE I’VE TRIED THIS YEAR!
Meaghan says:
WOW! High praise, Gail! Thank you so so much. Those additions sounds like they'll be fantastic! Share a photo with us if you make it again. So glad you love it!

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