Friday, August 8, 2008

Fried Rice with Scallions, Edamame, and Tofu

This was wonderful! The picture in the book was much better than this one, but I had no complaints from any of the kids and that makes this a definite redo in my house! I used extra-firm tofu because that is what I had and it worked great. This tasted really good cold, for lunch the next day.
Fried Rice with Scallions, Edamame, and Tofu from the Food Your Crave by Ellie Krieger
1 Tbls + 1 tsp canola oil
2 large cloves garlic, minced
4 scallions,(white and green parts) thinly sliced
1 Tbls peeled and minced fresh ginger
4 cups cooked brown rice
3/4 cup seeded and finely diced red bell pepper
3/4 cup frozen, shelled edamame, cooked according to pkg directions and drained
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
6 ounces firm tofu, cut into cubes
2 large eggs, beaten
3 Tbls low-sodium soy sauce

Heat 1 Tbls of the oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat until very hot but not smoking. Add the garlic, scallions and ginger, and cook, stirring, until softened and aromatic, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the rice, red pepper, edamame, corn, and tofu, and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 5 minutes.
Make a 3-inch well in the center of the rice mixture. Add the remaining 1 tsp oil, then add the eggs and cooked until nearly scrambled. Stir the eggs into the rice mixture, then add the soy sauce and incorporate thoroughly. Serve hot.


Prudy said...

Ooh that does look good, and especially with a slice of zuke bread for dessert.

Alexa said...

It looks great to me. My kind of meal... I bet my kids will love it too.

Sophie said...

I actually think the picture pops out of the page perfectly. I like all the textures going on in this dish. I don't think it can get any healthier than this, either! It looks like a great meal for summertime :).