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Tofu Fried Rice Bowls

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.

Quick easy and tasty Fried rice tofu bowls with Bens Original Ready Rice.

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.

Easy Quick Bens Original Ready Rice

My daughter and I love pairing a creamy and rich curry with roti or a package of Ben’s Original™ Ready Rice™ Jasmine.

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.

Ingredients to make quick easy tofu fried rice.

What are the ingredients to make these Tofu Fried Rice Bowls?

You will need the following 8 ingredients and 4 optional/substitutable ones:

  • Coriander
  • Turmeric
  • Smoked paprika
  • Extra Firm Tofu
  • Garlic
  • Red onion
  • Egg
  • Ben’s Original™ Ready Rice™
  • (Optional/substitutable) Broccoli
  • (Optional/substitutable) Red cabbage
  • (Optional/substitutable) Carrots
  • (Optional/substitutable) Parsley
Tofu sautéed with garlic onions coriander turmeric smoked paprika.

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.

sauteed tofu being sliced

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!

components of tofu fried rice bowls

Substitutions…

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.

Quick Easy Tofu fried rice bowls

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!

Semi homemade easy quick tasty dinner

Where to buy Ben’s Original™ Ready Rice™ Jasmine Rice?

Shopping at publix for Bens Original- Ready 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™.

Quick Easy Tofu fried rice bowls

Tofu Fried Rice Bowls

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 14 oz pkg Extra Firm Tofu
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pkg Ben’s Original™ Ready Rice™
  • 1 cup broccoli florets (Optional/substitutable)
  • 1/4 of a red cabbage (Optional/substitutable)
  • 1 carrots (Optional/substitutable)
  • 2-3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (Optional/substitutable)

Instructions

  1. First off, remove the tofu from its packaging. Then wrap it in towels to remove as much of the liquid in it as possible.
  2. As the tofu sits in towels, peel and chop up the onion and garlic.
  3. Next, remove the towels from the tofu and sliced it through its thickness so there are 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.
  4. Then, add oil to a large, deep, frying pan. and add the tofu slices into the pan. Push them to the side, and let them saute for about 5 minutes.
  5. To the other side of the pan, add in the red onion and garlic to cook.
  6. As the tofu sautes, stir the onions and garlic so they didn’t char.
  7. As the tofu sautes, mix the coriander, turmeric, and smoked paprika together and sprinkled half of this spice mix onto the tofu slices.
  8. When 5 minutes are up, flip the tofu slices over and let them saute on the spiced side for another 5 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle on the remaining spice mix of coriander, turmeric, and smoked paprika onto the tofu slices and flip these over again to cook for about a minute.
  10. Then, remove the tofu from the pan and lay it onto a cutting board, and cut the tofu into bite-sized pieces. Place the bite-sized pieces back in the pan for about a minute longer.
  11. While the tofu, onion, and garlic saute, add the broccoli to another pan with a bit of oil so it would pan roast, stirring often.
  12. Peel the carrot and shred it.
  13. Chop up the red cabbage.
  14. Finally, prepare Ben’s Original™ Jasmine Ready Rice™ according to package instructions.
  15. Scramble an egg in another pan with some olive oil and add the prepared Ben’s Original™ Jasmine Ready Rice™ to it.
  16. After that, add 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.
  17. A quick sprinkle of chopped parsley leads to...
  18. The fun part - the enjoyment of these tasty bowls!
Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 320Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 93mgSodium 105mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 7gSugar 7gProtein 27g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an approximation only. Savory Spin makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Please do consult a professional nutritionist for more accurate information. Please do keep in mind that prep times, cooking times, etc, are provided as guidelines as there are so many variables at play.

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Ben | Havocinthekitchen

Sunday 22nd of August 2021

These books look terrific - so beautifully vibrant and packed with tons of flavour and texture. I also must admit the tofu looks awesome; so perfectly brown and inviting (I now cook tofu in a air-fryer, and the results always are amazing, but cooking it in a pan requires some extra steps and skills - mine rarely was pleasing haha.) Excellent dish!

Danielle Wolter

Thursday 19th of August 2021

I am loving these! They are just perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner.

Tavo

Thursday 19th of August 2021

I loved this recipe! The tofu was incredible!

David @ Spiced

Thursday 19th of August 2021

We love Uncle Ben's in our house, but I didn't realize they made Jasmine and Basmati. That's awesome! And it looks like you put this rice to a pretty good use...this recipe is so colorful and packed with flavor!

Dannii

Thursday 19th of August 2021

I am always looking for new ways to eat tofu and this looks delicious. I can't wait to try it.

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