This rice bowl is packed with flavor in every bite with crispy marinated tofu, sliced zucchini, carrots and creamy avocado all served over fried rice. This sweet and savory recipe was created by Christine on her blog Jar of Lemons.
Press the tofu between paper towels or napkins to remove as much water as possible.
While the tofu is pressing, cook the rice according to directions.
Whisk the soy sauce, agave, and ginger together in a medium-sized bowl.
Cut the tofu into small cubes and allow to soak in the sauce mixture for about 5 minutes.
While the tofu is soaking, heat up the sesame oil over medium heat and lightly cook the garlic.
Add in the soaked tofu (leaving the extra sauce in the bowl) and cook until crispy (about 10-15 minutes).
While the tofu is cooking, spiralize the zucchini.
Add the zucchini and carrots to the pan and sauté.
Pour the extra sauce and the rice into the pan and cook for another 5 minutes (or until everything is evenly coated and hot).
Serve with avocado and sesame seeds (optional)!
This rice bowl using fluffy fried rice takes your average side dish up a notch by including crispy marinated tofu, sliced fresh zucchini and crunchy carrots with creamy avocado and a sweet and savory sauce. Did we mention that it is completely vegan and can be adapted to a Gluten Free lifestyle all ready in 35 minutes! It doesn’t get better than that!
if you’re looking to get that perfect fried rice texture, you’ll need to use the right variety of rice. Carolina® Long Grain White & Jasmine Rice is perfectly crafted to make sure your fried rice is the best yet! The long grains cook up fluffy and separate making them ideal for absorbing flavor, and heating evenly. Or if you only have pantry staples on hand, follow our guide on how to cook white rice for an equally delicious bowl with a different rice base.
Aside from its different tastes and textures, one of the best parts about this rice bowl is that flavorful mix of Asian ingredients like soy sauce, sweet agave syrup, ground ginger, sesame oil and garlic. Together, the simple blend of flavors takes this dish to the next level alongside delicious vegetables, hearty rice and crispy tofu.
This simple combination takes just minutes to prepare and can be used for other dishes like a Jasmine Rice Salad topped with or without chicken. Store some for later to use in different ways for an added boost of flavor.