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tofu fried rice in one pan

tofu fried rice

  • Author: Mani
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Here is a real simple tofu fried rice recipe which you can cook on the weekend and use the leftovers for your meal prep.



Tofu, Grains and Vegetables

  • 400g Tofu
  • 1 cup Brown Rice
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sriracha Sauce (for garnish)

Marinade Sauce

  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Honey (for vegans use an alternative)
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger (or grated)
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder (or minced)
  • Lemon Juice (from half a lemon)



  1. Prepare the rice in advance by adding boiled water to your saucepan. Once the water is boiling, add your rice and stir.
  2. Allow it to cook in the background for 20 to 25 minutes. Add it back to your saucepan and cover until your are ready to combine the tofu.

Tofu + Marinade

  1. Ensure the tofu is fully drained and pressed.
  2. Dice the tofu into smaller cubes (1/4 inch).
  3. Add olive oil to your frying pan or cast iron, on medium heat, and fry for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Once the tofu starts to look golden or when the texture feels crispier, remove from the frying pan or turn off the heat.
  5. To your mixing bowl add all the ingredients for the marinade sauce, followed by the tofu and stir to combine.

Combine Tofu and Rice

  • Use the same frying pan or cast iron, and add the sliced red bell peppers and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the cooked rice and marinaded tofu, and stir.
  • Cook on medium-high heat for 5 minutes and keep stirring.
  • Garnish with sriracha sauce.


  • For your meal prep, refrigerate up to three to four days.
  • If you want to thicken up the tofu, add 1 tbsp of corn flour / corn starch.
  • For vegans (and depending on your view with honey), replace honey with an alternative for sweetness.
  • For variations, you can add more vegetables or replace the rice with cauliflower rice or quinoa.
  • Method: One Pot
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: Tofu Fried Rice