Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fried Rice with Scallions, Edamame and Tofu


I've seen people participating in Taste & Create and been intrigued, but this is my first time participating! I was really excited and eager to see who my partner would be so I could start poring over all their recipes to pick one. I was paired with Natalie of What's for Supper? and while going over her recipes found that we've made a lot of the same things - namely Dorie Greenspan (from Baking: From My Home to Yours) and Martha Stewart recipes! She's also working her way through The Food You Crave (with a blog event called Craving Ellie in my Belly), and I had just taken this book out of the library - perfect!


I settled on this recipe for fried rice because it had lots of ingredients I love (and had on hand) plus I love fried rice. Natalie made a few changes with the recipe but I decided to stick to the original. I loved the combination of the ingredients - red pepper, edamame, brown rice, corn, green onions, tofu, ginger, eggs. The fried rice was yummy but to make it again I'd do a few modifications - more ginger and garlic, more vegetables, add onion, and add the green onions at the end (as I find you can never taste them if they're too cooked). And I got to use our new wok for the first time! I can't believe I've been going this long attempting to stir fry things in a frying pan. Thanks Natalie for inspiring me to try out this cookbook - now I'm going to have to buy it!

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Sunflower Rice Bowl
Wild Rice Almond Cherry Pilaf
Soba Noodles with Zucchini Ribbons
Lemon Miso Tofu and Eggplant

Fried Rice with Scallions, Edamame and Tofu
Adapted from The Food You Crave

Make sure you have all your ingredients prepared before you start as things will go quickly! Also, it's much better to use day old rice for fried rice because fresh rice will be too sticky/wet. You can easily make this vegan by omitting the eggs and adding extra tofu.

1 tbsp plus 1 tsp canola oil
4 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp minced ginger
4 cups cooked brown rice
1 seeded and finely diced red bell pepper
3/4 cup frozen shelled edamame, cooked according to package directions and drained
1/2 cup fresh or frozen (thawed) corn kernels
6 ounces firm tofu, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
2 large eggs, beaten
3 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
4 green onions, thinly sliced

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat until very hot but not smoking. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, until softened and aromatic, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the rice, red pepper, edamame, corn and tofu and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Make a 3 inch well in the center of the rice mixture. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil, then add the eggs and cook until nearly fully scrambled. Stir the eggs into the rice mixture, then add the soy sauce and stir. Add green onions and stir. Serve hot.

20 comments:

kickpleat said...

I love fried rice and this is pretty much how I make mine too. It's always such an easy and versatile dinner.

Dana said...

Somehow, I have never made fried rice. How is that possible? I love Asian food and make it all the time, but never this. Must remedy that asap! I love all the yummy stuff you have in there!

Pam said...

I am on a fried rice kick lately - can't wait to try your version.

The Duo Dishes said...

This is the same exact dish served at this great Chinese place nearby. Mmmmm.

Emily said...

Yum, I love fried rice. I have been meaning to make it forever!

Pearl said...

yum - sounds like my idea of a good fried rice!

Hannah said...

I can't remember the last time I made fried rice... But I think I'm seriously overdue! That looks like it would really hit the spot right about now.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I love that this rice has protein-rich edamame and tofu. So delicious and healthy!

What's for Supper? said...

I am so glad that you enjoyed this!

Let me tell you....I am having a hard time finding something to pick from your blog. There are too many. You have a ton of recipes that I want to try!!!

I am glad that I was paired up with you.

Anh said...

Very simple and yummy. I would put a lot of chili sauce in mine fried rice though :D

nora@ffr said...

yummm!!! i love fried rice and this one sound fabulous.. a must try.. thanx for sharing :)
cheers!!

lengslog said...

oh I love how delicious your fried rice looks! I would eat that! I have a fried rice recipe on my blog too.

Teanna said...

I love fried rice but never make it at home! It looks like it is so much better than any restaurant, though!

Grace said...

i was just telling my friend that i had the strangest craving for fried rice, something i've only eaten a handful of times and have no idea how to make. this is quite a timely and appetizing post!

Maria said...

I have some tofu to use up, I want to try this!

Beth Smith said...

Looks yummy, though I've never had edamamne...

CookiePie said...

YUM - I love fried rice! And with all those goodies in it - perfect supper!

Johanna said...

looks colourful and yummy - I love fried rice - wish I could find edamame to try in fried rice - I usually use green peas

Helene said...

What a great event, love your rice and edamame is so good.

♥peachkins♥ said...

This fried rice is gorgeous!