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Fried rice

So fast and easy, a quick mid-week meal. Whenever I make rice, I do extra so that I can throw this together another night of the week
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 block tofu, cubed
  • 1 to 2 cups cooked rice, white or brown
  • 2 handfuls greens or cabbage, stems and leaves sliced thinly
  • 1 cup vegetables, chopped
  • 4 to 5 spring onions, sliced into thin rounds
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • Optional extras: 1/2-inch freshly grated ginger, 2-3 cloves minced garlic, 1 teaspoon hot sauce, splash of sesame oil

Place a skillet over medium heat and add a teaspoon of oil or butter. Scramble the eggs, breaking them into small curds. When the eggs are just barely cooked, scrape them into a clean dish and set them aside.

Increase heat to medium-high and add another teaspoon of oil to the pan. Sear the tofu on all sides, stirring only occasionally and cooking until the tofu is golden-brown on all sides. Remove the tofu from the heat and set it aside in a clean dish.

Add another teaspoon of oil to the pan and add the vegetables and stir until lightly cooked. Add greens and cook until slightly wilted. Stir in the rice. Make sure all the grains of rice are coated with a little oil, then spread the rice into a thin layer across the bottom of the pan. Let it cook for a few minutes, then gather it together and spread it out thin again. Continue until the rice is toasted and beginning to brown.
Add two tablespoons of soy sauce and one tablespoon of rice wine vinegar (and ginger and garlic, if using), and stir. Stir in the eggs, tofu, and spring onions.

Taste and add more soy sauce and rice wine vinegar if needed. Hot sauce and sesame oil can be added here, or sprinkled in each individual bowl instead.