Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tofu Fried Rice

Tofu Haters be like - Yikes! Tofu 

Me - I know, right? I never liked tofu until I tasted Veggie-Tofu Fry.

        Also FYI,tofu is rich in protein & calcium & has a low calorie count. 

Tofu Hater - Yeah OK! But it's so bland & boring!!

Me - That's the best part, right? It's like a blank canvas and it happily        absorbs whatever flavors you throw at it which makes it palatable.

Tofu Hater - so, how do you make this Tofu Fried rice? 

Me - it's very easy & can be done in a jiffy if you have leftover rice handy.                                  Here's how I do it :)


1. cooked rice - 2 cups (I used basmati rice)
2. extra firm tofu - 1 cup (drained & cubed)
3. large onion - 1 (thinly sliced)
4. oil - 3 tsp + 2 tsp
5. salt - to taste
6. green peas - 1/2 cup
7. carrot - 1/4 cup (diced)
   Optional veggies : Bell pepper/cabbage/green onion/French Beans-1/4 cup
8. ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
9. soy sauce - 1 tbsp
10. chili sauce - to taste


  1. Heat 2 tsp oil in a wok/skillet over medium heat. Add tofu and stir gently so that it turns golden brown evenly. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Add 3 tsp oil to the wok. Add onions and fry until they become soft. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 3-4 mins.
  3. Add rest of the veggies and keep stirring for 5-6 mins. Add cooked rice and mix carefully.
  4. Next add soy sauce,chili sauce,salt.Toss in fried tofu pieces and mix carefully.
  5. Enjoy it hot with a side dish of your choice.


  • If you're using freshly cooked rice, wait till it cools down.
  • I cook 1 cup of basmati rice with 1.5 cups of water in a rice cooker.
  • You can also add 2 tsp of Schezwan sauce.
  • This is Indo-Chinese version of fried rice. It's different from the authentic one


  1. I've never cooked with tofu but I always like it when I have it when we are eating out! Thanks for linking it up with us at #FoodieFridays!

  2. What a great tip! Hello, my name is Misty, from The LadyPrefers2Save at, and I'm one of the new co-hosts for the Merry Monday Linky Party! Thanks for linking up at the Merry Monday's Linky Party this week. Have an awesome week!

  3. OK so this person who hasn't tried tofu is interested :) easy recipe, sounds good too!

  4. Delicious tofu fired rice, I love this one, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning

  5. Thank you, I plan to try this, it looks delicious.


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