Tofu Fried Rice

This quick Thai Tofu Fried Rice is a hearty, delicious and flavorful recipe with a mix of fresh vegetables and simple Thai spices.

So, my favorite solution to any hunger pangs that needs to include healthy ingredients is a light stir fry and this Quick Thai Tofu Fried Rice fits the bill.

As easy as it sounds, it’s equally easy to make and extremely flavorful.

*** Since I wanted to keep it LIGHT & VEGETARIAN ***
I’m NOT using Fish Sauce or Oyster Sauce (as used in traditional Thai recipes).

Always use cooked cold rice for any Stir-Fry as it helps keeps the rice texture and breaks less.

Once the ingredients are ready, you simply start by stir-frying the vegetables first.

Then follow the rest of the instructions below to achieve a Restaurant Style – Quick Thai Tofu Fried Rice.

This makes for a perfect lunch/dinner or meal prep recipe too and you can keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Remember to add some fresh chopped scallions and sesame seeds on top for that extra flavors.


Tofu Fried Rice
 
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Recipe Type: Main
Serves: 5 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Block Extra Firm Tofu - chopped into bite size
  • 3 Cups Jasmine Rice - cooked and cold
  • 3 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • ½ Cup Carrot - chopped into bite size
  • ¼ Cup Frozen Peas - thawed
  • 1 Medium Zucchini - chopped into bite size
  • 1 Cup Broccoli - chopped into bite size
  • ¼ Cup Bell Peppers - chopped into bite size
  • 2 Tbsp Roasted Peanuts - optional
  • 1 Egg - optional
Sauce Ingredients:
  • 2 Tbsp Thai Paste - store-bought or homemade
  • ¼ Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seed
  • 1 Tsp Ginger-Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
TOPPINGS:
  • Chopped Scallions
  • Sesame Seed
Instructions
  1. Heat a large pan and add 2tbsp sesame oil.
  2. Add tofu, paprika and stir fry for two minutes or till lightly cooked.
  3. Transfer the cooked tofu to a bowl and keep aside.
  4. Add carrots, peas, broccoli and stir fry for a minute on medium high.
  5. Add zucchini, peppers and stir fry.
  6. Now add the sauce ingredients and saute everything together (medium heat).
  7. Finally add cooked tofu, rice and stir fry everything together.
  8. ** (If using an egg)**
  9. Make some space in the pan and add the egg.
  10. Scramble and cook the egg for a minute.
  11. Now stir-fry everything to mix egg with veggies, rice and tofu.
  12. Give it a last stir and turn off the heat.
  13. Transfer to serving dish and top with chopped scallion and sesame seed
  14. Serve Hot.
 

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