Thursday, January 14, 2010

Braised tofu, fried rice and greens

As it says in the title, this is braised tofu with fried rice and greens. We had this a while ago and I forgot to blog it.

The tofu is based on a Kylie Kwong recipe that I saw on TV. It is tofu fried and then slow cooked with stock, sugar, soy sauce, sherry, onion and a dash of vinegar. The original recipe had cherry tomatoes. This one had carrots, because from memory, I didn't have any tomatoes.

The greens were just quickly stir-fried in a dash of sesame oil and then sprinkled with sesame seeds.

The fried rice is Z's favourite way to eat rice. It is very quick and easy to make. It's a fairly rough recipe, because I usually just throw stuff in a wok.

Vegan Fried Rice

Serves 6


2-3 tablespoons oil (I use rice bran oil)
1 onion, diced
few slices diced Redwood vegan ham or 1 diced Sanitarium hot dog
3 cups cooked rice (best if cooked the day before, but just cooked is OK), fluffed so grains are separate
3/4 cup frozen vegetables (or 1 carrot, cut into a small dice, 1/3 cup peas and 1/4 cup corn kernels), cooked with the rice
1-2 tablespoon soy sauce
Pepper to taste (optional)
1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)

  1. Heat wok or large skillet to medium heat.
  2. Add 1/2 tablespoon of oil and onion. Cook until almost translucent.
  3. Add vegan ham or Sanitarium hot dog. Cook until onion is translucent and the protein is lightly browned.
  4. Add remaining oil and turn up the heat so the wok is fairly hot (about 2/3 on my hot plate).
  5. Once the oil is heated, throw in the rice and cooked vegetables.
  6. Stir well, so the rice is well coated with oil.
  7. Add the soy sauce, pepper and sesame oil (if using).
  8. Keep stirring until rice is golden and hot.
This recipe always goes well in our house. It is also good for pot lucks, and reheats well in a microwave, with a few good stirs. In fact, I took this to a party were another person had taken a traditional omni egg and meat fried rice. This one was finished and the other was half left. Quite a few people had seconds of my vegan fried rice. I was pretty pleased with that outcome.

1 comment:

  1. I made fried rice for lunch today! I made a MASSIVE amount and it is all gone! My kids love it too!