Meera Sodha’s TOFU FRIED RICE WITH SAVOY CABBAGE
Dishes like this remind us that the first month of the year should be re-renamed Vegan-comfort-food-uary; because when it’s cold outside and the mornings are dark and the days are short, your vegan supper needs to be tasty and oh-so-cosy. This Tofu Fried Rice with Savoy Cabbage is all that and more. And tastes even better for the next day’s lunch.
- 300g Jasmine rice or 600g cooked rice
- 500ml vegetable stock, suitable for vegans
- 3 tbsp rapeseed oil
- 1 large onion, peeled and finely sliced
- 3 Ocado garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
- 400g or 1/2 Ocado savoy cabbage, cored, shredded
Serves 4 Total Time 55 mins
- 1 tsp Chinese five spice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp Ocado toasted sesame oil
- 2 tbsp light soy sauce
- 350g silken tofu, drained
- Sriracha to serve
- If you are cooking the rice, place it in a sieve and rinse under a cold tap until the water runs clear. Tip the rice into a lidded saucepan, add 500ml hot stock and bring to the boil. Place the lid on, turn the heat down to a whisper and cook for 15 minutes, then take off the heat and leave to steam with the lid on for a further 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the lid, fluff up with a fork and allow to cool.
- Heat the oil over a medium heat in a frying pan – one of our favourites is the M&S aluminium pan. When hot, add the onion and fry for around 8 mins until softened and browning then add the garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes, then add the shredded cabbage. Fry over a low heat, stirring every now and then for around 5 mins until wilted then stir in the five spice, salt, sesame oil and soy sauce. Crumble in the tofu through clean fingers into the pan. Fry for a couple of minutes until all the ingredients are well mixed then finally, mix in the rice. I like using a spaghetti spoon so as not to break up the rice. Cook until the rice is hot and all the ingredients are well acquainted.
- Serve heaped onto plates with sriracha drizzled all over.
Treat yourself to another vegan dish courtesy of Meera by checking out her Chickpea Flour Pancakes.