Eight Jewel Fried Rice

  • Yield 6 servings

This vegetarian Eight Jewel Fried Rice is loaded with delicious vegetables, aromatic rice and colorful tofu.

Ingredients

2 cups water
1 cup uncooked brown or brown Basmati rice
2 teaspoons canola oil
2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil
2 cups broccoli florets
1 tablespoon minced gingerroot
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup onion, diced
1/2 cup carrots, diced
1/2 cup celery, diced
1 cup red bell pepper, diced
2 cups chopped green cabbage
6 scallions, minced
1 pound extra firm tofu, drained
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
1/2 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes, optional

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Add the rice, return to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 45 minutes or until rice is tender and water absorbed.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oils in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add broccoli florets and saute over medium heat. Add gingerroot, garlic and remaining vegetables; continue to saute 2 minutes or until they begin to soften. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Crumble tofu into a bowl. Add the turmeric and mix well; the tofu will turn yellow and resemble scrambled eggs. Add the tofu to the sauteed vegetables and return to medium heat. Add the soy sauce and cooked rice; mix well. Saute for another minute until heated through. Add chili flakes, if desired for a spicier flavor.

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