Japanese stir-fry rice bowl

in Recipes
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


  1. In a small bowl, season the tofu cubes with a pinch of chilli flakes and soy sauce (if using). Set aside.

  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. In the same wok, add green peas and stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes until they are tender and bright green.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Sprinkle white sesame seeds over the dish.
  8. Garnish with lemon wedges and a sprinkle of chopped green onions or cilantro (if desired).
  9. Place Japanese pickles (tsukemono) alongside the dish for a traditional and tangy side.
  10. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the dish just before eating to add a burst of citrusy flavour.
  11. 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.


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