Tofu-fried rice
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Tofu-fried rice is a great way to use up left-over rice and is a quick, comforting dish that can be varied to suit any taste. I made it because I really wanted fried rice but didn't have eggs. In the fridge, I found tofu. It works just as well. This is not a traditional fried rice but takes inspiration from pad thai. I like it with generous amounts of lime juice and soy sauce.
Recipe type: Main meal
Cuisine: Asian, vegetarian
Serves: 2
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil.
  • 1 onion, finely sliced.
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped or crushed.
  • Two portions rice. Left-over is good, or cook some fresh, or use pre-boiled.
  • 1 packet of tofu, plain or smoked. (Smoked tofu adds great depth.)
  • Fresh ginger, as much as you like, grated or sliced.
  • 2-3 spring onions, sliced into rings (optional).
  • Handful of peanuts or cashews (optional).
  • Soy sauce.
  • Juice of one lime (optional).
  • Coriander, chopped, a good handful (optional).
  1. Heat the oil in a wok or pan.
  2. Add the onion and soften.
  3. Add the sliced or crushed garlic and soften.
  4. Add the rice and stir for a minute or so.
  5. Squeeze the tofu between your fingers into the wok (or, if you don't like getting your hands dirty, scramble it with a fork).
  6. Add the ginger and stir.
  7. Add spring onions, nuts and soy sauce. Heat through.
  8. Just before serving, add lime juice and coriander.
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