Tofu & Veg Fried Rice

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!

Category: Veg

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes

Ready in: 40 minutes

Servings: 4-6

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Ingredients:

  • 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

 Method:

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.

For Mixing

  • 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.

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