Tofu Fried Rice (gf, ve)

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutes
Yield: serves 2 - 4Categories: Dinners, Soups/Sides
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This tasty recipe is a vegan take on the Chinese takeaway classic of egg fried rice that I absolutely loved before I had dietary requirements. It is quick to make and requires just a handful of ingredients.

This recipe is versatile in the sense that it can be eaten as a side alongside other dishes to form a larger feast or as a meal on its own, which is the reason the serving size is a little bit vague in this recipe. I would highly recommend pairing this with my Chinese No Chicken Curry recipe as they work so well together!

One of the ingredients listed is Kala Namak, or black salt, which has a pungent sulphuric aroma that mimics egg really well. If you are unable to find this ingredient you could just use regular sea salt and this will still be delicious, just not as ‘eggy.’

Not only is this a very purse friendly meal but it is also ideal to use as a base if you had any vegetables in, eg peppers, carrots, onion etc, that need eating. Simply chop them into small pieces and add to the pan to create a zero waste tofu and vegetable fried rice. You could also create scrambled tofu in place of eggs by using this recipe – simply scramble the tofu in a pan with the seaoning listed and voila!

This will last for a few days in the fridge and reheats well meaning it is ideal to use in meal preparation for lunches for the week – simply make up a big batch up and reheat as and when needed.

Ingredients

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  • 500g 2 + 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 300g 1 + 1/4 cups tofu
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 4 tbsp gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 thumbnail sized piece ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp kala namak (black salt)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • splash sesame oil

Method

  1. Squeeze any excess liquid out of the tofu and crumble into small pieces. Add to a large frying pan or wok containing a splash of sesame oil and cook for a few minutes over a moderate heat, stirring occasionally
  2. Peel and finely slice the garlic and ginger before adding to the pan along with the frozen peas
  3. Add the turmeric, paprika, garlic salt and black salt to the pan and stir well ensuring the seasoning is well distributed throughout. Allow to cook for another five minutes over a low heat, stirring occasionally
  4. Add the cooked rice to the pan and stir well, ensuring the ingredients are thoroughly mixed
  5. Add the soya sauce to the saucepan and stir well. Perform a taste test and add any extra seasoning if desired
  6. Allow to cook for a few more minutes over a low heat before serving

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