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tofu fried rice
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Vegan Fried Rice with Tofu

This easy fried rice is made with tofu and mixed vegetables. It's naturally vegan (no eggs) and ready in less than 30 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 ounce) package extra-firm tofu
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce divided (or coconut aminos for gluten-free)
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha (optional, for spice)
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (I used peas & carrots)
  • 4 cups cooked white rice

Instructions

  • Drain and press the tofu. Cut it into 1” cubes.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the ingredients for the sauce: garlic, ginger, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, rice vinegar and 1 tablespoon (or more) Sriracha (optional, for spice).
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Once hot, add the tofu and cook 2 - 3 minutes on each side, until lightly browned.
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of soy sauce over the tofu. Stir and toss the tofu in the soy sauce for 1 - 2 minutes (it will be hot and bubbling). Remove the tofu from the pan and set aside.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan. Add the onion and frozen vegetables and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 - 4 minutes, until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute more, until fragrant.
  • Add the rice to the pan and then pour in the sauce mixture and cook 2 - 3 minutes more, until heated through. Taste and add additional soy sauce as preferred.
  • Serve warm, optionally topped with chopped green onions.

Notes

*How to press tofu: drain and press your tofu for 20 - 30 minutes before starting this recipe. Use a tofu press or wrap your tofu in paper towels (or a kitchen towel) and then press it between two cutting boards with a weight (like a heavy book) on top. This will remove moisture and help the tofu cook crispy.

Nutrition

Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 74.5g | Protein: 18.9g | Fat: 16.9g | Saturated Fat: 2.2g | Sodium: 1196mg | Potassium: 412mg | Fiber: 6.1g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 218mg | Iron: 18mg