February 15, 2009

Tofu mixed rice


I still remember our first Valentine's Day. Aswin had made delicious dinner at home, I had picked up dessert from a French pastry store, we had flowers, music, candles and we were about to sit down for a romantic dinner when our friends started dropping by one by one and soon it became a roaring party! Since then, we celebrate Valentine's day with dinner outside. This year too we had dinner outside at a delicious Japanese restaurant.

I made this tofu mixed rice the night before and as we sat down to dinner, I lit some candles and it brought back the memories from all the years ago.

I used a mix of vegetables I had at home- cabbage, mushrooms, peppers, carrots, peas, chard, and onions. You can substitute it with your choice of vegetables. This is a one-pot meal and by now you know that I am a big fan!


Ingredients: (serves 2-3)
1/2 block tofu
1/4 cup cabbage shredded
1 -2 brad chard leaves
1/4 cup peas
1/4 cup frozen peppers
1 medium onion
4-5 grape tomatoes
1" grated ginger
1/4 cup carrots
1/2 cup mushrooms - chopped
2 eggs (optional)
1 1/2 cup brown rice
4-5 tbspoon soy sauce
1 -2 tbspon teriyaki sauce
1-2 tbspon chilli sauce
1/2 tspoon coriander powder
1 dry red chilli
1/2 tspoon cumin seeds
1/4 tspoon turmeric powder
1/4 tspoon red chilli powder
1 tbspoon oil
salt to taste
bunch of cilantro (chopped)

Like mole, this involves a few steps of preparing the different ingredients and it all come together.

Chop all the fresh vegetables and thaw the frozen ones. Then, cut the tofu in cubes and saute them lightly with a pinch of red chilli powder, salt and turmeric powder. Keep them aside.

Cook the rice till it is cooked. Drain the excess water (if cooking it outside) and set it aside.

Heat oil in a deep pan and temper it with cumin seeds and dry red chilli. Then add the grated ginger and onions and let it saute for 2-3 minutes. Add in the tomatoes, cabbage, peppers, mushrooms, carrots, peas, and chard and let it all cook together for 2-3 minutes. Then add in the soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, chilli sauce, coriander powder, rest of turmeric powder, chili powder, and salt. Once the liquid is drying up and the vegetables are almost cooked, add in the tofu and let it all cook together for 3-4 minutes.

Then add in the rice little at a time and stirring it in and mixing it well together.

In another pan, scramble the eggs with salt and pepper and then mix it in the tofu rice. Let it all cook together for a minute. Then take it off the heat.


Serve warm garnished with fresh cilantro.

The theme for Click this month is Tofu/Cheese. So one of the pictures is headed to Jugalbandi (as soon as I decide...)


  1. love the look of that rice. i have begun to like tofu since i moved to singapore :)

  2. What a wholesome plateful Mandira! Love the pics. :-)

  3. Beautiful and delicious rice.

  4. lovely photos and the recipe sounds great too, the combination of teriyaki sauce with the indian spices, mmmm, sounds interesting!!

  5. That was rude of your friends to drop in on V day if you ask me. People should be left alone to celebrate V day as they please at home! Typical of Indians to drop in whenever they please, isn't it?

    Glad you had a wonderful V day. Tofu rive looks yum, sending photo to Bee's CLICK?

  6. Oh yes! You are sending it to CLICK!Didn't see the lat sentence! :D

  7. Your first valentine's day sounds like fun.....nothing wrong with a party with friends! :)

    tofu mixed rice looks delectable...something I would love to try! beautiful pics!

  8. Belated Anniv wishes Mandira.

    That is one yum looking rice and the mole for your anniv sounded fab too

  9. Sweet. We go out too!! That's one delicious Plate:-)

  10. thats a good fusion rice!! love the colour of it! hope you had a fun v-day :)

  11. Nice combo Mandira.

  12. What a pretty looking Tofu Rice that is... :)


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