Guest recipe by Lazy Cat Kitchen
Ever want to make a healthy, comfortable and gluten-free food, give this Vegan Fried Rice
recipe a try which is a pure vegan dish inspired by egg fried rice but without the egg, of course. It is a good source of iron and vitamin C.
Vegan Fried Rice is flavorful, delicious, and satisfying. It is loaded with vegetables, crispy bake or pan-fry tofu and subtly spiced. It’s preferably perfect to taking the vegan fried rice when it is hot or at best at room temperature. It’s easy to reheat after cooking and easy to store.
Vegan fried rice is an Asian-Inspired, healthy, delicious, and non-gluten vegan dish. It can serve as an entrée or a side dish for a big family. An interesting part is that it can be stored and kept for three to four, interesting! Isn’t it? The total time of preparing is 1hour 20minutes.
It is quite straightforward preparing it, as it majorly involves playing around tofu, sauce, vegetables, and of course, rice. The vegetable supply lot of vitamins and nutrients but are lacking in calories. The rice, starchy component in the food provide the calories, which in turn gives energy. Sauce prevents colds and other chronic diseases. It also helps in healthy weight-loss. The tofu also contains no cholesterol. With all the special benefits, it is now very obvious why vegan fried rice is often referred to as comfort and healthy food.
Mix the sauce: tamari or soy sauce, peanut butter, sesame oil (avocado oil can be used), clove garlic (finely grated), sriracha/chili garlic, maple syrup, and chopped ginger, in a medium-size bowl, whisk and set aside.
You should taste and adjust the flavour, soy and maple syrup for saltiness and sweetness, respectively.
The oven should be pre-heated to 390ᵒF (200ᵒC), and the baking sheet should be lightly oiled. Wrap the tofu with a towel, then pressed with something heavy to make sure the liquid is pressed out. Then cube the tofu and arrange on the baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes (we are looking for crispier and firmer golden brown edges) then set aside.
After baking the tofu, add it to the sauce prepared and marinate for 5 minutes while stirring gently and occasionally. Heat a wok/big pan over medium heat. Sauté the tofu in the pan for 3 minutes, occasionally stirring to get browning on the sides. Remove from the wok/pan and set aside.
To the hot wok, add oil, and after it is hot, add the vegetables (green onions, peas, carrot, leaf cabbage, etc.) and occasionally stir for 4-5 minutes, then season it with one tablespoon of tamari or soy sauce.
Then, add the cooked rice, tofu, and the remaining sauce stirring frequently for 3 minutes. There you have the richly prepared vegan fried rice.
The recipe instructions are very detailed. Isn’t it?
Serve and enjoy. Trust me, just a taste of this and you won’t be able to put your fork or spoon away. You can also decide to add sriracha or chili sauce to make it a bit spicy.