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 :)



Ingredients

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

METHOD

  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.



TIPS


  • 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

11 comments:

  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!

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  2. What a great tip! Hello, my name is Misty, from The LadyPrefers2Save at http://theladypreferstosave.com, 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!

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

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

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

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