This Indo-Chinese recipe is a blend of various stir-fried veggies and tofu. The enticing flavours, coming out of the soya sauce, garlic, and ginger make this dish a perfect delicacy to have in dinner; especially, when you are surrounded by the rainy nights. This easy-to-make dish adds the joys to this special season!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes
Ready in: 40 minutes
- 2-3 cups of uncooked rice
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1 package (14-ounce) firm tofu reduced-fat, cut into cubes of 1/2-inch
- 1 cup of green onions slices ½ inch thick
- 1 cup of frozen carrots and peas- softened and chopped
- 2 cups of broccoli florets fresh
- 1 Thai chilli, finely chopped (seeded)
- 4 minced garlic cloves
- 2 tomatoes, sliced into sixth parts
- 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger (minced and peeled)
- 2 tablespoons of sake (rice wine)
- 3 tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of hoisin sauce
- 1/4 tsp of curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of dark sesame oil
- Some Thai basil leaves
- 1 bunch of green onions- thinly sliced (optional)
- Salt and pepper, as per your taste
For Rice and Tofu
- Prepare rice properly, referring to the package directions, without any salt and fat.
- While rice is being cooked at one side, take a large non-stick skillet.
- Keep it on medium heat, and put 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in it.
- Put in tofu, and cook for 4-5 minutes, by flipping from both sides.
- Make sure, it has to turn lightly brown in colour, by stirring occasionally.
- Do not burn, and remove from the pan. Keep it at one side.
- Put some vegetable oil into the pan.
- Add onions, carrots, peas, garlic and ginger to saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Mean while the vegetables are cooking, also add hoisin sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil.
- Add tofu, broccoli florets, basil leaves, tomatoes and soy sauce mixture and for cook more 2-3 minutes by stirring well.
- Now, add the cooked rice into the pan, toss well and cook for 2-3 minutes, by stirring continually.
- When the broccoli turns bright green in color, and the rice began to pop up in the pan, take it away from the gas.