Mushroom Tofu Fried Rice

Spread the love

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Read the full disclosure here.

Here’s a super quick and easy vegan Mushroom Tofu Fried Rice that your family is gonna love!  When you have tofu on hand, whip up this amazing comfort side or main dish for a delicious healthy, protein loaded fried rice that’s totally worth the effort!  Plus we added in some mushroom love!

More Delish?  Check out 20 Amazing Vegan Rice Recipes That We Love, these 50 Vegan Recipes using Tofu and this Vegan Mushroom Stuffing!  Yum!

vegan Mushroom Tofu Fried Rice side dish recipe

Why We Love This Mushroom Tofu Fried Rice

This delicious and nutritious Mushroom Tofu Fried Rice dish combines the earthy flavors of mushrooms with the protein-packed goodness of tofu, all mixed together with perfectly cooked rice. 

Because we love mushrooms, so we loaded this dish with lots of mushrooms, tofu, carrots, peas, celery, green onion and a flavorful fried rice coated with a tempting and gratifying robust soy sauce to die for!   

In this article, we will explore the wonderful world of mushroom tofu fried rice and discover how to make this flavorful dish in just a few simple steps. Whether you are a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household. So get your apron on and let’s dive into the world of mushroom tofu fried rice!

Are you ready to make this vegan fried rice recipe with mushrooms and tofu?  Let’s do this! 

vegan Mushroom Tofu Fried Rice side dish recipe

Ingredients You Need

Tofu Mushroom Fried Rice

  • 1 block extra-firm tofu
  • 1 cup brown rice or rice of choice, or leftover rice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 – 4 cups fresh mushrooms of choice chopped
  • 1 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup carrots, chopped

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or light soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp organic brown sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Optional: 1-2 tsp chili garlic sauce

Instructions for Tofu Prep for Mushroom Tofu Fried Rice

Tofu is high in protein and contains all of the essential amino acids your body needs. It also provides fats, carbs, and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.

  1. This dish does require a little prep ahead of time with the tofu, but it’s really easy to prepare.  It starts with using using extra-firm tofu.  Before cooking tofu you need to press it. Take the tofu out of the package and drain off the water.
  2. Place a towel or thick paper towel on a flat surface like a cutting board or a dish.  Place the tofu on top and fold the towel or paper towel over the top of the tofu. Place something heavy on top, such as a stack of plates or a heavy iron skillet. Pressing it for 10-15 minutes is long enough. However, for extra flavorful tofu, 20 minutes is better. The more you press it, the more marinade it will absorb. Don’t exceed 20 minutes as it may dry out.  
  3. You can of course, skip this step, but I recommend you to press the tofu because it will taste better and it will cook faster too.  By doing the tofu pressing, tofu becomes able to absorb other flavors, and take on other textures. Once you press it correctly, you can marinade it, stir-fry it until crispy, or grill it with other veggies, and it tastes incredible.  

fried tofu

  1. Once the tofu is pressed, cut it into cubes and eat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Once hot, check to make sure tofu sizzles when you add it to the pan.  Cook, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes. It’s done when all sides of the tofu cubes are golden.  Now you’re ready to make some awesome chow!

vegan Mushroom Tofu Fried Rice side dish recipe

Prepare The Rice

  1. While the tofu is cooking, make your rice of choice.  We love brown rice, but you can use any type.  Some may require more time to cook, so keep that in mind. 
  2. There are lots of 5 minute prep or already made rices  that you can pop in the microwave with no prep at all.  We love this brown rice.

vegan Mushroom Tofu Fried Rice side dish recipe

Prepare the Soy Sauce

  1. Prepare sauce by adding all ingredients to a medium-size mixing bowl and whisking to combine. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more soy sauce, peanut butter, brown sugar and chili garlic sauce for heat.
  2. Make the sauce and add it to the tofu, add it directly to the sauce and marinate for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Set aside.

sauteed mushrooms

Sauté Your Mushrooms

  1. Sauté your mushrooms by heating olive oil in a large, wide skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and spread into one layer. Cook, without moving, until browned on one side, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Stir then cook another 3 to 5 minutes or until mostly golden brown on all sides. Season to taste with salt and black pepper, and remove from pan to a bowl.

Add Onion, Peas and Carrots

  1. To the still hot pan add garlic, green onion, peas and carrots. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

vegan Mushroom Tofu Fried Rice side dish recipe

Putting The Mushroom Tofu Fried Rice All Together With Final Touches

  1. Add cooked rice and veggies to the tofu/sauce combo and cook over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  2. Serve with some chopped green onions, crushed, salty roasted peanuts or cashews if desired for a delicious fried rice recipe with mushrooms and tofu.
  3. Add sriracha for more heat if you’re one of those that need a burst of hotness!  
  4. This dish takes about 30 minutes overall and it’s a wonderful way to get some protein and can be modified easily with other veggies.  
vegan Mushroom Tofu Fried Rice side dish recipe

Storing Mushroom Tofu Fried Rice

  • Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for 3-4 days but fresh is always preferred.

Reheating Mushroom Tofu Fried Rice

  • Reheat in a skillet over medium heat or in the microwave.  

Optional Add-Ins or Substitutions

Use optional vegetables, like bok choy, asparagus, shiitake mushrooms, button mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, broccoli, edamame, corn, fresh ginger or basmati rice .

Mushroom Tofu Fried Rice

In conclusion, Mushroom Tofu Fried Rice is a flavorful and nutritious dish that can easily be incorporated into any meal rotation. From its versatility to its health benefits, we have explored the many reasons why this dish is a must-try for all food lovers. Enjoy!

More Vegan Tofu Recipes!

Tofu Mushroom Fried Rice

Here's a super quick and easy vegan Mushroom Tofu Fried Rice that your family is gonna love!  When you have tofu on hand, whip up this amazing comfort side or main dish for a delicious healthy, protein loaded fried rice that's totally worth the effort!  Plus we added in some mushroom love!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Fried Rice, healthy vegan recipe, mushroom, protein, tofu, vegetable
Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients

Tofu Mushroom Fried Rice

  • 1 block extra-firm tofu
  • 1 cup brown rice or rice of choice
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 - 4 cups fresh mushrooms of choice chopped
  • 1 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup carrots chopped

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp organic brown sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Optional: 1-2 tsp chili garlic sauce

Instructions

  • Once the tofu is pressed, cut it into cubes and eat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Once hot, check to make sure tofu sizzles when you add it to the pan. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes. It’s done when all sides of the tofu cubes are golden.
  • While the tofu is cooking, make your rice of choice according to the instructions provided and set aside.
  • Prepare sauce by adding all ingredients to a medium-size mixing bowl and whisking to combine. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more soy sauce, peanut butter, brown sugar and chili garlic sauce for heat. Make the sauce and add it to the tofu, add it directly to the sauce and marinate for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  • Sauté your mushrooms by heating olive oil in a large, wide skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and spread into one layer. Cook, without moving, until browned on one side, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir then cook another 3 to 5 minutes or until mostly golden brown on all sides. Season to taste with salt and black pepper, and remove from pan to a bowl.
  • To the still hot pan add garlic, green onion, peas and carrots. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add cooked rice and veggies to the tofu/sauce combo and cook over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Serve with some chopped fresh green onions, crushed, salty roasted peanuts or cashews if desired. Add sriracha or garlic chili sauce for more heat if you’re one of those that need a burst of hotness! For more saltiness, add some extra soy sauce.
  • Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, though best when fresh. Reheat in a skillet over medium heat or in the microwave. This dish takes about 30 minutes overall and it’s a wonderful way to get some protein and can be modified easily with other veggies.

Notes

Pressing Tofu:
This dish does require a little prep ahead of time with the tofu, but it’s really easy to prepare. It starts with using using extra-firm tofu. Before cooking tofu you need to press it. Take the tofu out of the package and drain off the water. Place a towel or thick paper towel on a flat surface like a cutting board or a dish. Place the tofu on top and fold the towel or paper towel over the top of the tofu. Place something heavy on top, such as a stack of plates or a heavy iron skillet. Pressing it for 10-15 minutes is long enough. However, for extra flavorful tofu, 20 minutes is better. The more you press it, the more marinade it will absorb. Don’t exceed 20 minutes as it may dry out.
Rice Options:
We love brown rice, but you can use any type. Some may require more time to cook, so keep that in mind. There are lots of 5 minute prep or already made rices that you can pop in the microwave with no prep at all.

Recipe modified from Minimalist Baker

 

 


Spread the love

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating