- 35 mins
Experience the harmonious blend of flavors in our Sesame-Ginger Tofu and Rice Delight. This dish takes you on a culinary journey with its aromatic sesame-spiced tofu, fluffy jasmine rice, and zesty hints of ginger. Simple yet satisfying, it's a symphony of tastes that will delight your senses.
1 cup cooked jasmine rice (preferably cold and day-old)
- 1 shallot, thinly sliced
- 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
- 8 oz (225g) firm tofu, cut into small cubes
- 1/2 cup green peas (frozen or fresh)
- 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (adjust to your spice preference)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges for garnish
- Soy sauce or tamari for seasoning (optional)
- Chopped green onions or cilantro for garnish (optional)
- Japanese pickles (tsukemono) for serving
In a small bowl, season the tofu cubes with a pinch of chilli flakes and soy sauce (if using). Set aside.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large wok over medium-high heat. Add the sliced shallots and onions. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until they become fragrant and slightly caramelised.
- Push the onions and shallots to one side of the skillet and add the tofu cubes to the other side. Stir-fry the tofu until it becomes golden brown on all sides, about 4-5 minutes. Remove the tofu and onions/shallots from the skillet and set them aside.
- In the same wok, add green peas and stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes until they are tender and bright green.
- Push the peas to one side of the skillet and crack the eggs into the other side. Fry the eggs to your desired doneness. Season with a pinch of chilli flakes if you want some heat.
- Divide the cooked jasmine rice between two plates or bowls. Top each serving with the sautéed onions, shallots, tofu cubes, green peas, and the fried egg.
- Sprinkle white sesame seeds over the dish.
- Garnish with lemon wedges and a sprinkle of chopped green onions or cilantro (if desired).
- Place Japanese pickles (tsukemono) alongside the dish for a traditional and tangy side.
- Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the dish just before eating to add a burst of citrusy flavour.
- Optionally, drizzle a bit of soy sauce or tamari for extra seasoning.
To find tips on seasoning and cleaning our hand hammered wok, visit FAQ.