This flavorful rice bowl layered with crispy tofu marinated in a sweet and savory sauce, zucchini noodles, and sliced carrot is served over a bed of fried rice and topped with creamy avocado! This incredibly simple and tasty recipe was created by Christine (Jar of Lemons) for Mahatma® Rice.
Press the tofu between paper towels or napkins to remove as much water as possible.
While the tofu is pressing, cook the rice according to directions.
Whisk the soy sauce, agave, and ginger together in a medium-sized bowl.
Cut the tofu into small cubes and allow to soak in the sauce mixture for about 5 minutes.
While the tofu is soaking, heat up the sesame oil over medium heat and lightly cook the garlic.
Add in the soaked tofu (leaving the extra sauce in the bowl) and cook until crispy (about 10-15 minutes).
While the tofu is cooking, spiralize the zucchini.
Add the zucchini and carrots to the pan and sauté.
Pour the extra sauce and the rice into the pan and cook for another 5 minutes (or until everything is evenly coated and hot).
Serve with avocado and sesame seeds (optional)!
This deliciously seasoned rice bowl is made using crispy marinated tofu, sliced zucchini, carrots, and creamy avocado all topped with fried rice in a sweet and savory sauce all ready in about 30 minutes! This filling dish is packed with great flavor, vegetables and not to mention it is completely vegan and easily adaptable to Gluten Free diets.
To get that perfect fried rice texture and flavor, we suggest starting with a quality product. Mahatma® Long Grain White & Jasmine Rice is perfectly crafted for fried rice as the long grains cook up fluffy and separate so the heat and flavor is distributed more evenly when tossed in the pan! Find how to cook this rice perfectly and the right Jasmine Rice water ratio on the product page!
If you’re new to cooking with tofu, make sure to press it well in order to release any excess moisture before tossing in the pan to ensure it absorbs all of the marinating flavor and crisps up nicely. Now that you know how to cook with tofu, you can add it to all of your favorite rice bowls, salads or dishes like Mexican Rice and a seafood paella recipe.
The beauty of rice bowls is that everyone can personalize their own, so if you have any family members that just aren’t fans of tofu, swap it out for marinated shredded chicken, beef or another vegan substitute.
Meal Tip: End your meal on a sweet note! Try one of our delicious desserts; our recipe for arroz con leche never fails to satisfy!
For something with more of a Latin American flavor, learn how to make these tacos rice and beans recipe.