Vegan Fried Rice with Tofu

Vegan Fried Rice with Tofu Basically, I used tofu instead of eggs, and the meat-eaters thought it was beef! Note that I prepare the dish with a wok. A regular frying pan might require longer cooking time. I cook until everything looks done, so I don’t always pay attention to the time. Experimenting is half the fun of stir-fry!


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 10 mins

    TOTAL : 3 hrs

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Thaw tofu until it comes to room temperature, about 2 hours. Squeeze between paper towels to drain thoroughly and transfer to a bowl. Add Worcestershire sauce, then enough soy sauce to cover. Let marinate, at least 1 hour.

  • Drain tofu, discarding marinade.

  • Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat until smoking, about 30 seconds. Add oil; heat until shimmering, about 20 seconds. Add green onions and garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 45 seconds. Add tofu; stir-fry until scrambled and heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Cook yellow onion in the wok until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add frozen vegetables; saute until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in rice, mirin, sesame oil, and enough soy sauce to cover the rice. Season with salt and pepper. Add bean sprouts; cook and stir until rice is hot, 1 to 2 minutes.

Per Serving: 413 calories; protein 18.1g; carbohydrates 61.6g; fat 10.8g; sodium 3221.5mg. Substitute canola or peanut oil for the vegetable oil if preferred.