Coconut Aminos Fried Rice recipe. A lightened up, dairy-free, gluten-free, healthier version of fried rice made without soy sauce, that is very easy to make and super tasty!

This Coconut Aminos Fried Rice recipe has been my go-to fried rice takeout replacement. It’s a lightened up, soy-free, healthier version of fried rice, that is super easy to make and super tasty!

I posted about it in my stories on Instagram, and so many of you asked me to provide the recipe to this fried rice without soy sauce, that I decided to share it here on the blog!

This recipe came to be because I had the biggest craving for Chinese food takeout… I mean, I wanted some BAD.

But I knew that there was nothing on the menu that I could actually order.

Why? Well, I have had to be dairy-free and soy-free for the past 11 months now.

No exceptions.

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My baby has both a dairy and soy intolerance and so I have completely cut both out of my diet while I am breastfeeding her.

I have been very strict with adhering to this diet because it’s for someone else.

If being dairy-free and soy-free was about only me, I would probably have a little here or there and deal with the consequences.

But I can’t do that to her.

So, I came up with a delicious fried rice without soy sauce or dairy recipe!

I experimented making homemade gluten-free fried rice several times, before figuring out my favorite way to make it.

Basically, the more simple the better. With extra scrambled eggs, fresh peas and carrots, and a hint of ginger.

SO good!

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Ingredients needed to make this coconut aminos fried rice:

  • Cooked white rice– you can use leftover take out rice, leftover rice, or make rice for this recipe
  • Sesame oil– sesame oil adds a wonderful taste to the dish.
  • White onion
    • If you can’t eat raw onions, you can use onion powder here. I often use 1 tsp of onion powder instead of fresh onions.
  • Peas– fresh or frozen
  • Carrots– fresh or frozen
  • Eggs
  • Coconut aminos
  • Ground ginger
  • Garlic powder
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How to make fried rice without soy sauce:

To start, you need to cook your onion, peas and carrots in sesame oil until tender.

You can use frozen or fresh veggies. The cooking time of the veggies will depend on if they are frozen or fresh.

Once the veggies are tender, you push them to one side of your pan and add your eggs to the free half of the pan. Mix them until they become scrambled and then mix them into the veggies. 

That’s basically the bulk of the recipe right there!

All you have to do after that is add your cooked rice to the pan. Then, add your garlic powder, ground ginger, and coconut aminos on top of the rice and mix.

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To be honest, I actually prefer fried rice made with coconut aminos more than fried rice made with soy sauce.

I have come to really like the taste of coconut aminos. It has a sweeter flavor than soy sauce. It also seems less harsh in flavor to me.

I now bring coconut aminos with me to sushi restaurants. I just love it!

If you are looking for a healthier, soy-free, gluten-free fried rice recipe, try this Coconut Aminos Fried Rice and let me know what you think!

How to serve this Gluten-free Fried Rice:

You could try a make a whole “take-out” meal. I love paring this coconut aminos fried rice with this Paleo Skillet Honey Sesame Chicken. It’s the perfect healthier take-out combination.

You could also try this Healthy General Tso’s Chicken recipe from Plated Cravings. It looks divine and is a healthier alternative to the one you get in restaurants!

Video on how to make it:

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Coconut Aminos Fried Rice (Gluten-Free)

Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
A lightened up, soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, healthier version of fried rice, that is super easy to make and super tasty!


  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1 cup peas, ( fresh or frozen )
  • 1 cup carrots (thinly sliced and quartered), ( fresh or frozen) (this was 2 carrots for me)
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 5 Tbs coconut aminos
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp garlic powder


  • Add sesame oil to a large frying pan or wok and heat over medium heat. Add the onion, peas, and carrots and sauté until tender. The cooking time will vary based on if you are using frozen or fresh veggies. I used fresh and it took me 8 minutes.
  • Push the sautéed onion, peas and carrots to one side of the pan. Then pour the beaten eggs into the other side. Mix the eggs around using a spatula, and keep mixing until the eggs are scrambled. This took 2 minutes for me. After the eggs are cooked, mix them into the sautéed veggies. 
  • Next, add the cooked white rice to the pan. Mix into the sautéed veggies. Then add the garlic powder, ground ginger, and coconut aminos on top. Mix everything together until combined and the rice is heated through.



*You can use leftover rice or make rice specifically for this recipe. Sticky white rice works best.
To make it sticky— use 1 cup of uncooked rice and cook it in 2 cups water. Heat on high until the water is boiling and then reduce the heat to medium-low. Let it cook uncovered until the water has evaporated. Mix it every so often until you notice the rice has started sticking a little to the bottom. The rice should be sticky and cooked through. This takes me about 16 minutes but it depends on the size of your pan.
Calories: 186kcal, Carbohydrates: 26.8g, Protein: 5.6g, Fat: 5.8g, Cholesterol: 82mg, Sodium: 52mg, Fiber: 1.7g, Sugar: 2.2g, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 6mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: coconut aminos fried rice