Tofu and Broccoli Fried Rice

It has been a little hectic getting used to the baby’s daycare and my work schedule. It is going to be even more hectic for the next couple of weeks with my husband off on a business trip. I’m taking it one day at a time. I generally think of at least 2-3 weeknight meals ahead of time. But now I leave it to my little prince to think and decide what mommy should do.

Yesterday he was very cooperative and slept on his way back from day care. I let him sleep in his car seat and started prepping for my fried rice. Well I couldn’t complete the whole dish before he woke, but at least it gave me a head start. I made some extra pesto for a future meal in the next two weeks. Recipe is from here.

This is how I made it:

It has been a little hectic getting used to the baby’s daycare and my work schedule. It is going to be even more hectic for the next couple of weeks with my husband off on a business trip. I’m taking it one day at a time. I generally think of at least 2-3 weeknight meals ahead of time. But now I lea...

Tofu and Broccoli Fried Rice

Summary

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  • Coursemain course
  • Cuisinechinese
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time50 minutesPT0H50M

Ingredients

For the Asian Pesto:
Ginger – piece, chopped
2”
Garlic
3-4 cloves
Cilantro – roughly chopped
1 ½ cups
Raw peanuts
½ cup
Red chili flakes
½ tsp
Sugar
1tsp
Soy sauce
5tbsps
Rice vinegar
1tsp
Toasted sesame oil
2 tbsps
Onion – chopped (I used half of a very small onion)
3 tbsps
Other Ingredients:
Cooked Brown Rice
3 cups
Extra firm Tofu block, cubed
½ of 16 oz.
Onion – small, thinly sliced
Broccoli – cut into florets (about 3cups)
1 bunch
Carrots – medium, chopped
2
Frozen shelled edamame
½ cup
Salt and Pepper
to taste

Steps

  1. Grind the pesto ingredients to a smooth paste with very little water.
  2. Microwave broccoli, carrot and edamame with little water till tender but not mushy.
  3. Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan, add tofu and stir fry till they turn golden brown. Add the boiled veggies, ¼ cup pesto and brown rice. Mix well, season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!!
Tofu and Broccoli Fried Rice
* I think the Asian pesto would taste good in any stir-fry as well.

* I left my veggies in the mw for a little longer than I wanted and my broccoli completely mushed up on me when I added to the rice (you can see that in the pic). Well, right now I’m just glad that I’m having my dinner without hearing the baby cry in the background.

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