March 25, 2012

Vegetable Fried Rice

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This recipe is great because of it's versatility. It can be used as a general guideline for whatever vegetables are in season. Asparagus, mushrooms, corn, broccoli, snow peas, mung bean sprouts, bell peppers... so many options and combinations. It's also a great way to use up leftover rice. Try it with some Egg Drop Soup if you're looking for a full Asian inspired meal.


Vegan (omit eggs), gluten-free (with gluten-free soy sauce)

Ingredients
1 cup uncooked basmati brown rice, or 4 cups cooked rice
1 block tofu
2 eggs, beaten
2 baby bok choy
3 cloves garlic
3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
2 large carrots
6 green onions
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
Sesame oil

Directions
Rinse rice well in cold water and cook according to package directions.
While rice is cooking, prepare tofu and veggies. Gently squeeze out moisture and cut tofu into small cubes. Chop bok choy, mince garlic, dice carrots, and slice green onions.
Cook eggs: place wok or skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tsp. sesame oil. Pour in eggs and scramble, until slightly under-cooked. Set aside in a bowl.
Cook tofu: increase heat to med-high, add 1 tsp. oil. Add tofu. Cook until slightly browned on all sides, stirring little, about 10 minutes. Remove and place in bowl with eggs.
Add 1 Tbsp. oil to wok/skillet. Add garlic and carrots, cook 1 minute.
Add cooked rice and stir to evenly coat with oil. Let cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until rice begins to brown.
To the rice, add soy sauce and bok choy. Cook for a couple minutes.
Add peas, green onions, egg, and tofu. Stir and cook for a few minutes until heated through.

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*Note about the rice: certain types of rice may make this come out a bit soggy. I've read it helps to use already cooked, cold rice if you can. (This can also be a great time saver if making the rice ahead of time or the day before.) We haven't noticed much trouble with using basmati brown rice, rinsing it with cold water before cooking.

2 comments:

  1. I made this tonight and it was awesome! Thanks for another great recipe.

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    1. Hi Kate! Great to hear from you again :) So glad you found another recipe you like!!

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