This Tofu Fried Rice Recipe is hearty Asian-inspired dish that is filled with hearty protein and veggies. This takeout-style recipe is fun to make and so flavorful!
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS TOFU FRIED RICE RECIPE
- This Tofu Fried Rice Recipe is an easy and yummy way to enjoy the flavors of your favorite takeout fried rice right at home! I love making internationally inspired tofu recipes like Tofu with Spanish Rice and Beans and my favorite Curry Tofu with Broccoli and Rice.
- Making takeout style tofu at home is easier than you think, and I love that I know exactly which ingredients are going into the recipe. This vegetable fried rice recipe has crispy tofu, soft and tender rice, and brightly colored veggies, all pan fried and tossed in a sesame-soy-sriracha sauce.
TIPS FOR TOFU FRIED RICE
- If your ingredients start to stick to the pan, you can add a tablespoon or two of water. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the fried rice is no longer sticking and no water remains in the pan.
- You can use fresh rice, but day-old rice is even better to get the best non-sticky fried rice consistency.
- Use a cooking oil with a light flavor and high smoke point. To get that authentic Chinese fried rice taste, you could try vegetable oil, soybean oil, or even peanut oil if you're not nut-free.
- Traditional stir fry recipes typically contain peas, carrots, and corn. I prefer to use frozen veggies to save time and to keep them slightly firm while cooking.
- If desired, you can add onions, diced bell peppers, or mushrooms. You could also add edamame if you're making it vegan but want more protein. Consider garnishing with sliced green onion or cilantro for an extra kick of flavor!
- Cook your rice ahead of time using a rice cooker!
TRY THESE OTHER YUMMY ASIAN INSPIRED TOFU RECIPES
- Crispy Orange Tofu is like takeout, but way better.
- Sweet and Sour Tofu Bowls make the perfect make ahead meal for meal prep.
- Sweet Thai Chili Tofu Bowls are another really awesome meal prep option with a little bit of spice.
- If you are still hungry, give this tomato fried rice recipe a try!
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Tofu Fried Rice
- Press the tofu for 10-12 minutes, turning the press every 3-4 minutes to remove excess liquid.
- Dice the tofu into small, bite-sized cubes.
- Sprinkle the cornstarch over the tofu and toss to coat. This step is optional, but it helps to crisp up the tofu.
- In a skillet over medium heat, warm the oil.
- Add the tofu to the skillet and cook, flipping every couple of minutes, until heated through and browned on all sides.
- Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the soy sauce. Place the tofu in a bowl and set aside.
- Place the skillet back onto the stove over low heat, then add the whisked eggs to the pan and scramble until fully cooked.
- Add the cooked rice and frozen vegetables to the pan and stir to combine. Cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
For the Sauce
- While the fried rice is cooking, add the sesame oil, soy sauce, and sriracha to a bowl and mix to combine.
- Pour the sauce over the fried rice and stir to combine.
- Add the cooked tofu back to the pan, then gently toss everything to combine, taking care no to break up the tofu.
- Serve, and enjoy!
- Don't skimp on pressing the tofu! Tofu is packed in liquid and if there's too much moisture left, it won't crisp up nicely.
- If you find that your fried rice is sticking to the skillet while cooking, you can add 2 tablespoons of water to loosen things up. Continue cooking until the mixture is heated through and no more water remains in the pan.
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