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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:

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Tofu and Broccoli Fried Rice Yum
Tofu and Broccoli Fried Rice
Course main course
Cuisine chinese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
For the Asian Pesto:
  • 2 Ginger ” – piece, chopped
  • 3 - 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 ½ cups Cilantro – roughly chopped
  • ½ cup peanuts Raw
  • ½ tsp Red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 5 tbsps Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsps sesame oil Toasted
  • 3 tbsps Onion – chopped (I used half of a very small onion)
Other Ingredients:
  • 3 cups Brown Rice Cooked
  • ½ of 16 oz firm Tofu . Extra block, cubed
  • Onion – small, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch Broccoli – cut into florets (about 3cups)
  • 2 Carrots – medium, chopped
  • ½ cup edamame Frozen shelled
  • to taste Salt Pepper and
Course main course
Cuisine chinese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
For the Asian Pesto:
  • 2 Ginger ” – piece, chopped
  • 3 - 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 ½ cups Cilantro – roughly chopped
  • ½ cup peanuts Raw
  • ½ tsp Red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 5 tbsps Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsps sesame oil Toasted
  • 3 tbsps Onion – chopped (I used half of a very small onion)
Other Ingredients:
  • 3 cups Brown Rice Cooked
  • ½ of 16 oz firm Tofu . Extra block, cubed
  • Onion – small, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch Broccoli – cut into florets (about 3cups)
  • 2 Carrots – medium, chopped
  • ½ cup edamame Frozen shelled
  • to taste Salt Pepper and
Tofu and Broccoli Fried Rice
Instructions
  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!!
Recipe Notes

* 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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