tofu fried rice

Fried rice is one of those classic dishes that’s loved by many. With plenty of variations and twists on it too, you can try it in almost anyway you can imagine. The most common versions I’ve tried before, have been for vegetable fried rice and egg fried rice. Honestly, I’ve enjoyed pretty much every type of fried rice I’ve tried now – but I think those two have been my favourite. They have a really great flavour and texture.

However, I’ve only actually tried these dishes at restaurants before. Making it was something that never even crossed my mind, until a few days ago. Strangely, I found myself craving a big bowl of fried rice just as I was falling asleep..! Just before I shut my eyes, I decided that a recipe for fried rice would be my next creation.

With my love for both egg fried rice and vegetable fried rice, I decided to use them as my inspiration for this dish. I wanted to create a filling, flavoursome fried rice with lots of tasty ingredients, and with it’s own twist. So, I used some classic flavours like soy sauce and sesame oil, and then added in Tofu, Coconut Syrup and Tamari Roasted Soya Beans for its touch of excitement. The Soya Beans add a really nice crunch to the dish and taste so delicious! They were kindly gifted to me by Clearspring (alongside some other amazing ingredients which I will be sharing in future posts), who make the most delicious foods. I also topped the dish with some of their Nori before serving.

I was really pleased with the outcome of the dish, and it reminded me exactly of other classic versions of fried rice that I’ve always loved. I hope you enjoy the recipe! Have a great week.

tofu fried rice

serves 4-6


1 cup (185g) brown rice

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 onion, finely sliced

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 carrot, grated

1 courgette (zucchini), grated

2 mushrooms finely chopped

1 396g pack Cauldron extra firm classic tofu, crumbled/broken apart into small pieces

1 tbsp Tamari Soy Sauce

1 tsp Coconut Syrup – I used Coconut Merchant

1 tsp rice vinegar

1/4 tsp turmeric

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp medium curry powder

1/2 tsp salt

black pepper, to taste

1/2 cup (65g) frozen peas

1/2 cup (65g) frozen sweet corn

1 pack Tamari Roasted Soya Beans

Toasted Nori to garnish – optional


1. Firstly, fill a large pan with water and bring to a boil on a medium-high heat. Then, add in the rice and cook for about 20 minutes.

2. After the rice has been cooking for 5 minutes, add the sesame oil into large wok on a medium heat, and add in the onion. Fry for about 2 minutes, then add in the garlic and mushrooms and fry for 1 more minute. Next, add in the carrot and courgette. Stir together for a further minute. Then add the tofu pieces into the pan.

3. Stir everything in the pan together, and add in the soy sauce, coconut syrup, rice vinegar, turmeric, curry powder, chilli powder,  salt and pepper. Continue to fry, stirring, until the rice has cooked. When there’s about about 3-4 minutes left for the rice to cook, add in the peas and sweet corn.

5. Lastly, when the rice has cooked, remove it from the heat and drain. Then, add it into the wok with the other ingredients, and also add the soy beans. Stir everything together for a further 1-2 minutes, then remove from the heat and serve.

Tofu Fried Rice
Tofu Fried Rice

Tofu Fried Rice

34 thoughts on “tofu fried rice

  1. I love fried rice – we eat it quite a lot, as I find it a really quick and easy dinner after a long day at work. I’ve never added Tofu though. I’ll need to give it a try as your version sounds seriously tasty 🙂

  2. Harriet – I so love your take on fried rice. Adding Tofu, Coconut Syrup and Tamari Roasted Soya Beans takes simple fried rice to a whole other taste and textural level! Fantastic recipe, my friend.

  3. I was always a fan of fried rice when we would order Chinese at home when I was growing up!

  4. I love fried rice, Harriet. And these with tofu and peas sounds incredibly YUM! Absolutely classic and divine! 🙂

  5. this fried rice looks delicious! totally a dinner I need to make! YUM 😉

  6. It’s my all time favourite! I like the add of tofu here for extra protein.

  7. I love the sound of tofu fried rice, Harriet! What a great idea! I do love tofu, so now I need to try this recipe!

  8. This looks really great! I’m not a huge fan of tofu, but I think that is because I have never really cooked it the right way.. I’ll have to try this!

  9. Fried rice is one of my favourite eats! This looks delicious, love your pretty photos!

  10. I totally respect your skill at recreating fried rice at home, because it is one of those things I haven’t attempted yet. I can’t taste it, but it looks even tastier than some of restaurant rice I’ve had. Love the tofu in there to mimic that eggy-ness, I used to love egg fried rice too. Now I’ll be the one going to bed craving a big bowl of fried rice 🙂

  11. I’ve been obsessed with cauliflower fried rice for the last year or so. I’m going to give this tofu version a try this week, I’m sure I’ll love it. 🙂

  12. This sounds perfect for me, Harriet! 🙂 Fried rice is one of my favorites!

  13. Your recipes always make me sooo hungry!

    The Cutielicious

  14. Your fried rice looks awesome! Love the tofu, soy beans and curry powder in here! Sounds so flavorful and delicious!

  15. Ooh fried rice is my favourite and your recipe looks like such a healthy version! Love how you added lots of extra vegetables and that it is a quick one pot meal – perfect for those busy weeknights! X

  16. This looks delicious! I love tofu♥♥

  17. Fried rice is one of my favorite ways to use up left over veggies in my fridge! LOVING your fried rice with tofu!! The addition of Coconut Syrup and Soya Beans sounds stellar! SO MUCH YUM going on here! Cheers to a fabulous week, girlie!! 🙂

  18. Fried rice is one of my favorite ways to use up left over veggies I have laying around in my fridge! LOVING your fried rice with tofu! The addition of Coconut Syrup and Soya Beans sounds stellar! SO MUCH YUM is going on in these bowls! Loves it! Cheers to a fabulous week, girlie! 😉

  19. I absolutely love fried rice, and yours looks so scrumptious! I love how you also always seem to incorporate lots of spices and flavorings – just shows what a great cook you are and how your foods must taste so complex and lovely. Beautiful job, Harriet! <3

  20. I must try this recipe for my kids, all the ingredients they love…and more. Thank you for sharing.

    ~xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  21. I am truly not a huge tofu fan. I don’t know what it is, I can’t make myself love it. But you may have changed that with this dish. I’d actually love to try this out.

    Kia / KTS

  22. This sounds delicious emily! Love all the spices you added here!

  23. This sounds delicious! I love making fried rice, never thought to add rice vinegar to it though — I need to try that!

  24. love love fried rice, your version sounds fantastic Harriet!

  25. I love cauliflower rice – I honestly can’t tell the difference. I love tofu too, but I have never cooked with it at home. Something I definitely need to do soon.

  26. This sounds like the perfect bowl of comfort, Harriet! I just love fried rice in any shape or form so I know I will love this! So great that you added some extra veggies in there too! Can’t wait to try it, girly…Thanks as always for your yummy posts!

  27. Veggie fried rice is one of my very favorites! I really need to try this version – tofu always scares me to cook with it at home even though I really enjoy it!! haha gotta get over that!

  28. This sounds sooo delicious, Harriet. Love it. Love fried rice in any form, but especially with tofu <3

  29. So glad you endeavored to make this because it looks fantastic! Beautiful dish, Harriet!

  30. This looks so much better than what you’d get at a restaurant! I find fried rice to be too greasy, but this looks perfect, Harriet.

  31. This looks great! So full of great flavors and textures! You’ve got me seriously craving fried rice now! ;D Thanks for sharing! 😀

  32. Hooray for fried rice! I can’t find my wallet anywhere, but I have tofu and rice, so if I can squeeze out some cash from my car/bag somewhere, I can get veggies to make this! *-*

  33. I love your vegan savoury dishes, they always looks so aromatic and full of amazing flavours 😀

  34. I love the sound of this fried rice! Looks perfect

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