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Tofu Fried Rice

Tofu fried rice is hearty Asian-inspired dish that is filled with hearty protein and veggies. This tofu recipe is fun to make and so flavorful!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian, Gluten-free, Vegetarian
Keyword tofu fried rice, vegetarian fried rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 472kcal
Author Cindy Gordon | Vegetarian Mamma

Ingredients

  • 1 package package of firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp corn starch optional
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1 bag frozen corn
  • 10 oz frozen peas and carrots

For the sauce

Instructions

  • 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!

Video

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1128mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6850IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 3mg