Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Vegetarian Fried Rice

Prep:20 minutes         Makes 4 servings  (1-1/2 cup per servings)

2                   cups uncooked instant rice
2                   tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 
1                   (14-ounce) package reduced-fat firm tofu, drained and cut into (1/2-inch) cubes
2                   large eggs, lightly beaten 
1                   cup (1/2-inch-thick) slices green onions
1                   cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
4                   garlic cloves, minced
1                   teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
2                   tablespoons sake (rice wine)
3                   tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 
1                   tablespoon hoisin sauce
1/2                teaspoon dark sesame oil
                         **Thinly sliced green onions (optional) **

1.          Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
2.          While rice cooks, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu; cook 4 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan. Add eggs to pan; cook 1 minute or until done, breaking egg into small pieces. Remove from pan. Add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to pan. Add 1 cup onions, peas and carrots, garlic, and ginger; sauté 2 minutes.
3.          While vegetable mixture cooks, combine sake, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and sesame oil. Add cooked rice to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add tofu, egg, and soy sauce mixture; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.
Using frozen peas and carrots plus bottled minced garlic and ginger speeds up preparation of this simple Chinese standby. Keep any leftover sake tightly capped in the refrigerator for up to three weeks, or you can substitute a tablespoon of rice wine vinegar for the sake.


  1. Though we have vegetarians in the family, I have never bought or prepared tofu. This sounds like a good recipe to try!

  2. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comAugust 20, 2013 at 7:18 AM

    Hi Nee, I like the colour of your fried rice and this is so delish! You have also added all my favourite ingredients. I'm coming over, Nee!

  3. Hi Nelie , it's good and worth a try . Come on over the coffee pot is on and the welcome mat is always out . Thanks for stopping by :).

  4. Hi Ivy ... the door is open , it's a yummy dish and you can add more or less ingredients to your own taste. Thanks for stopping by :) .

  5. Oooh, yum!! I love fried rice. This looks too good!

  6. Hi Cathleen, The rice is quite tasty . Thanks for stopping by :)


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