Seaweed Fried Rice

seaweed fried rice

Seaweed Fried Rice

This is a simple yet tasty Seaweed Fried Rice packed with crushed roasted nori or seaweed snacks that were pan-fried until lightly golden, sesame seeds, veggies, and tofu. This fried rice recipe is also easy to customize – feel free to add vegetables and protein of your choice for a complete meal ready in less than 20 minutes!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Course Main Course

Cuisine Asian, Chinese, East Asian, Fusion, Japanese


  • 1 pack seaweed snack or nori (5g/0.17oz pack)
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1-2 tbsp neutral oil (avocado, sunflower, etc)
  • 1 green onion white and green parts separated
  • 1 small bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 cup chopped vegetables , I used a frozen mix of peas, carrots, corn
  • 3.5 oz smoked tofu or extra firm pressed tofu
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups cooked and cooled rice
  • 1-2 tbsp soy sauce to taste
  • 2 tsp dark mushroom soy sauce for colour (optional)
  • Drizzle sesame oil

To Serve

  • More crushed seaweed for topping
  • Sesame seeds for topping
  • Green onions for garnish


  • Crush the seaweed into smaller pieces.

  • Heat a large wok of pan over medium heat.

  • If using raw sesame seeds, toast this on the pan or wok until lightly toasted.

  • Add 1 tbsp cooking oil. Add the crushed seaweed and toast the seaweed until lightly brown. Remove from the pan.

  • In the same pan of wok, add more oil as needed.

  • Sauté the white parts of the green onion. Add the garlic and diced bell pepper. Cook until aromatic and tender.

  • Sauté the veggies and tofu or other vegetables and protein you’re using.

  • Season with some salt and pepper, to taste.

  • Add the leftover rice. Break apart any large chunks.

  • Season the rice with soy sauce and dark soy sauce (if using, to color). Mix well until the rice is coated.

  • Allow the rice to cook for 2-3 minutes on medium high.

  • Add in the seaweed-sesame mix. Mix well and season to taste, if needed. Add some sesame oil, if desired.

  • Garnish with some green onions, sesame seeds, and more crushed seaweed, if desired. Serve while hot. Enjoy!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 900mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5970IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 3mg

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