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Vegan Fried Rice

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Vegan Fried Rice recipe is made with scrambled tofu and is a healthy alternative to traditional fried rice!


Ingredients

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Scrambled tofu

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 pack of medium-firm tofu (approx 200g)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp soy sauce (gluten-free if needed)

Fried rice

  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice, cooked according to package directions (can sub any rice)
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, cut into small cubes
  • 1 celery stalk, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup peas (cooked according to package directions)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha

Instructions

  1. Heat the avocado oil in a non-stick pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Crumble the tofu with your hands and add to the pan, letting cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  3. Add the turmeric and soy sauce and toss together.
  4. Remove the tofu from the pan and set it aside.
  5. Heat the remaining avocado oil in the pan, then add the green onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Next add the garlic, carrot and celery and cook for another 4-5 minutes on medium heat, until the carrots are tender.
  7. Add the peas, rice, soy saucesesame oil, hoisin sauce, sriracha and scrambled tofu and mix until combined.
  8. Let sit and cook for 1-2 minutes to allow the bottom layer of rice to get a little crispy.
  9. Remove from heat and serve.

Notes

  • Cook your rice ahead of time if you can. You want the rice to be at room temperature before stir-frying it so it doesn’t become mushy.
  • Use firm tofu if you like it more crispy. Firm tofu will brown nicely in this dish and get slightly crispy. If you prefer a more soft eggy texture them go for medium tofu.
  • Let the rice brown. This will make the rice slightly crispy on the bottom and absorb so much delicious flavour.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe
  • Calories: 450
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 70g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 17g

Keywords: vegan fried rice, gluten-free fried rice, healthy fried rice