The very first Asian dish I ever tried was fried rice and I absolutely loved it. I had even developed a slight addiction to it, and was visiting this Chinese restaurant a few times a week – I just couldn’t get enough of this crunchy savory dish. Well, this was years ago, and since then I learned most Asian dishes can easily be adapted to vegan. This toothsomely delicious creation is just one example!
Did you know that asian cultures that consume mostly rice as their food have almost no incidence of heart disease or cancer? This was originally confirmed in the largest dietary study ever, the China Study. If you have never read it I highly recommend it. You can get a copy here. This was conducted by Dr. T Colin Campbell and it was a ground breaking study that changed everything we know about nutrition.
Imagine perfectly crispy tofu, marinated in the most perfect sauce from 5 special ingredients.
To that we ad the right blend of hand tossed vegetables and some brown rice cooked to a tender perfection. This amazing dish has more flavor than any fried rice will get at your local Chinese restaurant and it’s far healthier too. It’s actually a complete meal for two that delivers 22 grams of protein per serving!
There are just 10 ingredients in this incredible meal. It’s loaded with vegetables, marinated baked tofu and of course rice. You can plan on about 10 minutes of prep time and 1 hour to cook. It makes 2 complete meals, or you can use it as a side dish for up to four people. Easy, 10-ingredient vegan fried rice that’s loaded with vegetables, crispy baked tofu, and tons of flavor! A healthy, satisfying plant-based meal!
What you will need for this amazingly filling recipe are:
RICE + VEGETABLES
1 cup (~250 g | 8 ounces) extra firm tofu*
1 cup (185 g) long or short grain brown rice*, rinsed thoroughly in a fine mesh strainer
4 cloves (12 g) garlic, minced
1 cup (100 g) chopped green onion
1/2 cup (72 g) peas
1/2 cup (64 g) carrots, finely diced
3 Tbsp (45 ml) tamari or soy sauce, plus more for veggies + to taste
1 Tbsp (16 g) peanut butter
2 -3 Tbsp (27-41 g) organic brown sugar, muscovado sugar, or maple syrup
1 clove (3 g) garlic, minced
1-2 tsp chili garlic sauce (more or less depending on preferred spice)
optional: 1 tsp toasted sesame oil (or sub peanut or grape seed oil)
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”