Smoked Tofu Fried Brown Rice with Sweet Peas

This fried rice can be served alongside some garlicky braised greens for a full vegetarian meal. 

Smoked Tofu Fried Brown Rice with Sweet Peas
Photo: © Phoebe Lapine
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 8 ounces smoked tofu, cut into 1/2-inch dice

  • 1 small yellow onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice

  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice

  • 6 scallions, white and green parts separated, both parts thinly sliced

  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger

  • 4 cups cooked short-grain brown rice (see Note)

  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1/2 cup sweet peas (defrosted, if frozen)


  1. In a nonstick wok or large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil. Add the tofu and stir-fry over high heat until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil along with the onion, carrots and white parts of the scallions to the wok. Stir-fry until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the rice and all but 1 tablespoon of the scallion greens and stir-fry, until the rice is heated through and beginning to brown, about 3 minutes.

  3. Push the fried rice to the side of the pan to create a well. Pour the eggs into the well and cook, stirring gently, until nearly set. Toss the eggs with the fried rice and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the smoked tofu, soy sauce and peas and stir-fry for 1 minute longer. Transfer the fried rice to bowls, garnish with the remaining 1 tablespoon of scallion greens and serve.


To cook the rice, in a medium saucepan combine 1 1/2 cups raw rice with 3 cups of water and a large pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat until the rice is cooked and the water is absorbed, about 45 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Use the rice right away or refrigerate.

Related Articles