This post is sponsored by Ben’s Original™ Ready Rice™. The opinions and text are all mine.
In these Tofu Fried Rice Bowls, tofu is spiced with coriander, turmeric, and smoked paprika and served with fried rice, red cabbage, grated carrots, and pan-roasted broccoli. These bowls can be ready in 20 minutes and make for a tasty, easy, and quick lunch or dinner.
These Tofu Fried Rice Bowls are a plethora of delightful textures, colors, and flavors.
There’s fresh and crunchy red cabbage, sweet grated carrots, pan-roasted broccoli, deliciously spiced tofu, and quick and easy fried rice made with Ben’s Original™ Ready Rice™ Jasmine.
By the way, have you tried any of the varieties of Ben’s Original™ Ready Rice™?
Ben’s Original™ Ready Rice™, formerly Uncle Ben’s, still has the same great taste and quality. And, it is ready in minutes which makes it a perfect easy meal solution for those busy afternoons and evenings.
Sometimes, we even like to prepare either Ben’s Original™ Ready Rice™ Basmati or Ben’s Original™ Ready Rice™ Long Grain White and mix in some peach chutney or mango chutney for a dish that’s ready in a couple of minutes!
But, then there are other times when I have a little bit more time on my hands to whip up lunch or a light dinner like these Tofu Fried Rice Bowls.
What are the ingredients to make these Tofu Fried Rice Bowls?
You will need the following 8 ingredients and 4 optional/substitutable ones:
- Smoked paprika
- Extra Firm Tofu
- Red onion
- Ben’s Original™ Ready Rice™
- (Optional/substitutable) Broccoli
- (Optional/substitutable) Red cabbage
- (Optional/substitutable) Carrots
- (Optional/substitutable) Parsley
How do you make these Tofu Fried Rice Bowls?
Here are the steps, along with a few tips and tricks, on how to make these bowls in the quickest way.
First off, I opened and removed the tofu from its packaging. Then I wrapped it in towels to remove as much of the liquid in it as possible.
As the tofu sat robed in towels, I set about peeling and chopping up the onion and garlic.
Next, I removed the towels from the tofu and sliced it through its thickness so there were 3 pieces of tofu ~ now, you do not need to follow this method. You can simply cube the tofu instead of cutting them horizontally, sauteing each of the three slices of tofu and then cutting them into bite-sized pieces. But, when I am in a hurry, I find it easier to cook the tofu like this and then cut them into bite-sized pieces before returning them to the pan.
Then, I added oil to a large, deep, frying pan. I then added the tofu slices into the pan, pushed them to the side, and let them saute for about 5 minutes.
To the other side of the pan, I added in the red onion and garlic to cook.
As the tofu sauteed, I would stir the onions and garlic so they didn’t char.
As the tofu sauteed, I mixed the coriander, turmeric, and smoked paprika together and sprinkled half of this spice mix onto the tofu slices.
When 5 minutes were up, I flipped the tofu slices over and let them saute on the spiced side for another 5 minutes.
I sprinkled on the remaining spice mix of coriander, turmeric, and smoked paprika onto the tofu slices and flipped these over again to cook for about a minute.
Then, I removed the tofu from the pan and laid it onto a cutting board and cut the tofu into bite sized pieces. I placed the bite sized pieces back in the pan for about a minute longer.
While the tofu, onion, and garlic sauteed, I added the broccoli to another pan with a bit of oil so it would pan roast, I stirred this ever so often.
In preparation to assemble the bowls, I peeled the carrot and shredded it.
I also chopped up the red cabbage.
Finally, I prepared Ben’s Original™ Jasmine Ready Rice™ according to package instructions. I scrambled an egg in another pan with some olive oil and added the Ben’s Original™ Jasmine Ready Rice™ to it.
After that, I added a bit of each of the components: the spiced tofu, the fried rice, the pan roasted broccoli, the grated carrots, and chopped cabbage to bowls.
A quick sprinkle of chopped parsley leads to…
The fun part – the enjoyment of these tasty bowls!
Earlier on I mentioned that the broccoli, parsley, red cabbage, and carrots were optional/substitutable. I used these as they are what I had on hand.
However, if you would rather use sauteed zucchini, red bell peppers, edamame, and fresh coriander, then go right ahead.
The additional veggie choices are entirely up to you. I usually prefer to not leave them out as they add so much color and texture to these Tofu Fried Rice Bowls. But, you are free to change up the veggies to incorporate your favorite ones!
Where to buy Ben’s Original™ Ready Rice™ Jasmine Rice?
You can find several varieties of Ben’s Original™ Ready Rice™, including Ben’s Original™ Ready Rice™ Jasmine Rice at a local Publix store near you.
Ben’s Original™ Ready Rice™ Jasmine Rice is one of our favorites! It is the perfect side for our family’s favorite curries. It has always been one of our go-to’s when life gets busy. I have got to say, I love creating a quick and easy lunch featuring any variety of Ben’s Original™ Ready Rice™.