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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.

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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

Molly Kumar
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main
Servings 5 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Block Extra Firm Tofu - chopped into bite size
  • 3 Cups Jasmine Rice - cooked and cold
  • 3 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Carrot - chopped into bite size
  • 1/4 Cup Frozen Peas - thawed
  • 1 Medium Zucchini - chopped into bite size
  • 1 Cup Broccoli - chopped into bite size
  • 1/4 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
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seed
  • 1 Tsp Ginger-Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

TOPPINGS:

  • Chopped Scallions
  • Sesame Seed

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large pan and add 2tbsp sesame oil.
  • Add tofu, paprika and stir fry for two minutes or till lightly cooked.
  • Transfer the cooked tofu to a bowl and keep aside.
  • Add carrots, peas, broccoli and stir fry for a minute on medium high.
  • Add zucchini, peppers and stir fry.
  • Now add the sauce ingredients and saute everything together (medium heat).
  • Finally add cooked tofu, rice and stir fry everything together.
  • ** (If using an egg)**
  • Make some space in the pan and add the egg.
  • Scramble and cook the egg for a minute.
  • Now stir-fry everything to mix egg with veggies, rice and tofu.
  • Give it a last stir and turn off the heat.
  • Transfer to serving dish and top with chopped scallion and sesame seed
  • Serve Hot.

 

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