After a long day at work, a quick, easy and satisfying meal is always welcome. This would be one of those 30-minute meals, if you have left over rice. I planned to make this meal the previous day, so made the rice the previous night. If you have the time you cna chop vegetables ahead too.
This has everything you need, carbs, protein from tofu and beans and all your vitamins from the vegetables. You could add eggs to this (scramble just before you add the rice).
I love tofu, but finding good tofu in India was a problem. In India, you could substitute with paneer if you can’t find good tofu or leave it out and add more veggies instead. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can add whatever veggies you have (3 to 4 vegetables would be nice). Please taste as you add the soy sauce and chilli sauce according to your preference.
This took about 30 minutes. I chopped the vegetables as the tofu was on the pan. I started with the onions as I had to add that first and while onions are frying, I chopped up the other vegetables. Of course, you can chop vegetables ahead of time, so you will not burn anything while you are chopping.
3 cups cooked rice (any rice of your choice, I used basmati)- leftover rice is even better
2-3 tbsp oil
1 block firm tofu (340 gm or 12 oz) – diced
1 tsp chilli sauce (optional)
1 cup chopped onions
½ – 1 tbsp chopped garlic
1-inch ginger, chopped
1 cup broccoli
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup diced capsicum (green or red peppers)
½ cup diced green beans
½ cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
½ cup baby corn chopped or sweet corn (optional)
½ cup green peas (optional)
¼ cup diced spring onions
Salt to taste
1 tbsp chilli-garlic or sriracha (chilli) sauce
3-4 tsp soy sauce (taste while you add as different soy sauces have different levels of salt)
Cool cooked rice. If I plan ahead, I make the rice the previous day, so leftover rice is always good
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan
Marinate tofu in chilli sauce for ½ hour. This is optional and not required if you do not have time
Add tofu and pan fry. Set aside
In the same pan, add rest of oil
Fry onions, garlic and ginger till golden brown
Add vegetables (except spring onions) and season with salt and stir fry till almost done. Do not over cook
Add tofu and rice to vegetables and toss
Add soy sauce, siracha (chilli sauce) or chilli-garlic sauce
Season with salt if required and mix wellGarnish with chopped spring onions