Stir-Fried Rice with Tofu

Stir-Fried Rice with Tofu


This traditional Chinese favorite is a wonderful vegetarian entrée when prepared with tofu. Use either firm tofu or the more flavorful baked, pressed tofu if you can find it. Serve this simple dish with a salad of sliced cucumbers in rice wine vinegar and steamed asparagus. Sliced oranges make a great dessert.

Food as Medicine
The generous quantity of ginger in this recipe can provide significant anti-inflammatory effects. Ginger has been shown to help relieve osteoarthritis pain and swelling.

1 tablespoon light olive oil
1 small onion or 3 scallions chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, grated
12 ounces firm tofu, cut in cubes
4 cups cooked, cooled rice
3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup fresh or frozen green peas
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon dark (roasted) sesame oil

1. In a wok or large skillet, heat the olive oil, and quickly sauté the onion, garlic, and ginger, stirring constantly with a large spoon.

2. Add the tofu and warm it through.

3. Add the rice, stirring and turning it to mix it with the other ingredients and warm it through. Add the soy sauce and mix well.

4. Add the peas, cilantro, and sesame oil, and mix well.


Serves 4

Nutrients Per Serving
Calories: 338.5
Protein: 13.0 grams
Fat: 9.1 grams
Saturated Fat: 1.3 grams
Monounsat Fat: 4.0 grams
Polyunsat Fat: 3.2 grams
Carbohydrate: 51.5 grams
Fiber: 3.1 grams
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Vitamin A: 285.8 IU
Vitamin E: 0.7 mg/IU
Vitamin C: 11.4 mg
Calcium: 120.7 mg
Magnesium: 119.5 mg


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