Nov 20, 2008

Mushroom Tofu Fried Rice

This Mushroom Tofu Fried rice makes a protein packed meal since it con tains the goodness of both mushrooms and tofu combined with spices and veggies. Most species of mushroom are high in fibre and provide vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, biotin, cobalamins, ascorbic acid. Tofu is undoubtedly rich in protein. This takes hardly any time to prepare and it is a great way to finish up left over rice and veggies. You can add in any of your favorite vegetables as well.

Ingredients ( Serves 3)

Long-grain rice (Basmati) - 1 1/2 cups Shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, caps sliced (or any variety) - 1 cup White mushrooms, sliced thin - 1/2 cup
Extra-firm tofu (diced)- 3/4 cup 
Capsicum/ Bell Pepper - 1 chopped
Tomato - 1 finely chopped 
Dried red-pepper flakes - 1/4 teaspoon 
Grated fresh ginger - 1 tablespoon 
Scallions(green onions) including green tops, sliced thin - 5 to 6 in number 
Teaspoon salt - 1/2 teaspoon 
Soy sauce - 1 teaspoon or as per taste 
Cup frozen peas - 1/4 cup 
Cooking oil - 3 tablespoons


Cook the rice with enough water . Fluff with fork and seperate the rice grains.

Shallow fry the tofu in a teaspoon of cooking oil till it turns into a golden brown color. This helps the tofu to maintain its shape and stays crisp.

Meanwhile, in a large nonstick frying pan or wok, heat 1 tablespoon of the cooking oil over moderately high heat. Add half the mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms are tender and golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.


In the same frying pan, heat the remaining tablespoon of cooking oil over moderate heat. Add the red-pepper flakes, ginger, bell pepper, tomato and scallions and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Increase the heat to moderately high and add the rice, salt, and soy sauce. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes and then add the peas and mushrooms. Cook, stirring, until everything's warm, another 1 to 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and serve warm with raita or any chinese side dish.

I served this fried rice along with Gobi Manchurian.

This goes off to Srivalli's Rice Mela

Other dishes for Rice Mela

Corn-Peas Cheese Pulao

Kalkandu Satham/Misri Bhath


Mushroom - Peas Corn Pulao

Thakkali Satham/Tomato Rice


Vegetable Biryani

Carrot rice


Coriander rice

Easy Peas Pulao



  1. hai all the rice recipes are inviting.......makes me hungry

  2. Hmm, this one is pretty healthy one :) Lovely entries...

  3. Really yumm and thas is a lot os delicious rice dishes yoiu have for the mela

  4. looks nice Divya.this reminds me I have Tofu in my fridge.

  5. wow .. mushroom & Tofu , Thatz quite a healthy combo

  6. This looks great - like the kind of healthy, light dish I'm looking to serve around here now that the holidays are upon us.

  7. Beautiful! Just one word for all those amazing looking entries. I bet Srivalli would be a happy with all of them.

  8. so colorful.. mushroom rice supera irukume.

  9. Exactly Divya. Grind up the "vendhayam" seeds and use it.

  10. great one pot meal :) have a great time in India!

  11. Wow, that looks like a mini roundup right here...everything looks great:-)

  12. so many entries :0 I was also planning for mushroom fried rice, now will plan something else! all the recipes look good.

  13. this is a very healthy rice variation. lots of veg and tofu. loved it

  14. Lovely entry divya..all of them look yum!

  15. hooo thats a whole lot of recipes going for the event......nice combination with tofu and mushroom

  16. Wat a bunch of rice dishes, looks yummy n delicious, i have already prepared tofu fried rice, adding mushroon seems wonderful, looks great divya..

  17. This is one protein packed and low in carb rice......thanks for sharing

  18. Wow thats a nice collection of rice recipes, Divya! All of them look wonderful.. and so does your Mushroom tofu rice too.. :)

  19. Lovely fried rice dear...have something for you in my blog!

  20. That's a lovely combination - and the fried rice looks perfect... such awesome rice entries. Have a good trip Divya.

  21. Divya, please take a look at my Plagiarism post and support me....I am devasted. I truly appreciate ur comment.

  22. mmm. delicious rice! all the entries are just yum!

  23. Im always looking for interesting rice recipes - thanks for this one - looks delicious!

  24. Very nice blog!!! I love to prepare some recipe that contain many mushrooms, i really like the flavor. Mushrooms combine with some ingredients are really delicous. So when i cook i usually add many mushrooms to my recipes and my husband is happy too.
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