We used to love fried rice with yum yum sauce and we thought, why not make it vegan? We found a bag of frozen Vegan Japanese Fried Rice with edamame, tofu, and hijiki seaweed at Trader Joe’s — it was a store brand and quite tasty. Eventually I’ll learn how to make fried rice from scratch but this worked great.
I found a recipe for yum yum sauce on the Internet and made it vegan then tweaked it a bit for our taste.
Mix together 1 1/4 cups of Just Mayo, 2 teaspoons of sugar, 1 pinch of cayenne pepper, 1/4 cup of water, 1 teaspoon of ketchup, 1 tablespoon of Earth Balance butter, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, and 1/4 teaspooon of paprika. Make sure to let it sit overnight for the flavors to blend.
We were happily surprised that it tasted just like the version we used to enjoy at our favorite sushi place — so easy to make your favorites vegan!