Last week in the produce section of our village grocery store, I discovered super-firm cubed organic tofu. Yep, cubed. Which just happens to be how I prepare tofu for my stir-fried dishes. I couldn't pass up the chance to try it. In the way that Fate has of showing you what it wants you to cook, I found some cold cooked rice, a head of bok choy, and a couple of portobello mushrooms in the refrigerator. Fried rice was the obvious route, but I gave it an Indonesian spin with kecap manis for sweet/salt, and Sriracha for zing. If you don't have bok choy, Napa cabbage would be a fine substitute.
Tofu, bok choy and portobello mushroom fried rice
2 Tbsp kecap manis
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp Sriracha, or more to taste
2 tsp canola oil
1 head bok choy, trimmed, cut into 1-inch slices
1/2 red onion, cut into large dice
2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
8 oz cubed extra-firm tofu
2 portobello mushroom caps, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 egg, lightly scrambled
1-1/2 cups cold cooked rice
In a small bowl, whisk together the kecap manis, sesame oil, soy sauce and Sriracha. Set aside.
Heat the oil in a wok or deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the bok choy and onion, and stir fry for 1 minute. Add the garlic, tofu and mushroom, and stir for another minute.
With a spatula, push the vegetables to one side of the wok. Pour in the beaten egg, and stir quickly as the egg sets, mixing the egg in with the vegetables. Then, add the cold rice (be sure to break up the clumps as you add the rice to the wok). Stir fry for 30 seconds.
Pour in the kecap manis mixture, and stir fry for 1 minute to distribute the sauce evenly over the rice and vegetables. Serve hot.
More recipes in The Perfect Pantry:
Sesame shrimp fried rice with broccoli slaw
Chicken or turkey fried rice
Shrimp, broccoli and scallion fried rice
Stir-fried curry beef with tomatoes and peas
Other recipes that use these pantry ingredients:
Chicken satay, from Rasa Malaysia
Indonesian kecap manis pork ribs, from Wandering Chopsticks
Grilled beef with Asian dipping sauce, from LimeCake
Kroketten (Dutch croquettes), from Almost Bourdain
Asian sesame chicken noodle salad, from Steamy Kitchen
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