Thursday, June 23, 2011

Quick Fried Rice With Tofu

If you have tofu and leftover rice, you can make a quick nutritious and delicious meal in no time at all. I happened to have a package of broccoli slaw (shredded broccoli stems with carrots and red cabbage) and frozen brown rice which made it very easy to incorporate veggies into this one-dish meal - great for a busy week-night. Harissa sauce seasons and compliments the dish perfectly - add a little or a lot according to your taste.

Other veggies may be used instead of the ones listed here. Regular Cole Slaw mix with shredded green and red cabbage with carrots is another option instead of broccoli slaw.

Another option is to use leftover Roti/Chapatis/tortillas or bread to make this into a Kothu Roti; tear or cut the bread into small pieces and use it instead of the rice!

4 to 6 Servings


1 block firm Tofu, about 14 oz.
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
2 - 3 Tbsp Oil
1 medium Onion, sliced
1 pkg Broccoli Slaw
1 medium Onion
1 Tbsp fresh Ginger, minced
1 pinch Turmeric
1 medium Bell Pepper (any color)
1 clove Garlic (optional)
2 cups cooked Brown Rice
1 cup Coconut Milk (optional)
2 or 3 Green Onions (scallions), thinly sliced
Sea Salt and/or Soy sauce to taste
Harissa sauce for seasoning and serving


Heat a wok until very hot.

Add about a tablespoon oil and carefully swirl to coat; stir in onions, ginger and garlic with a couple of pinches of salt and turmeric; cook stirring until onions are softened a little.

Toss the tofu into the wok and cook until slightly browned; add the soy sauce, cook until it is absorbed and remove from wok and set aside. The tofu will crumble if you add more ingredients and continue cooking and stirring.

Add a little more oil to the wok and stir in the bell pepper and slaw mix; cook and stir until veggies soften, about 5 minutes.

Sprinkle the rice, stir in coconut milk if using and heat through.

Add the tofu, a spoonful of Harissa, and the scallions; mix well.

Serve hot with extra Harissa Sauce for those who might like a little more spice. Enjoy!!


Hari Chandana P said...

nice one.. thanks for sharing !!
Indian Cuisine

Geetha said...

You are welcome, Hari Chandana! Happy Cooking!