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Tofu Fried Rice

by Meghann on March 4, 2009

Who doesn’t love greasy chinese food?

Fried Rice is my particular favorite. I remember back in college I used to order from a particular chinese place simply because their combos came with fried rice rather then plain ole boring steam rice. Fried rice was always the better option. :)

Dinner tonight takes a healthier approach on one my favorite classics.

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To make my version of Fried Rice a bit healthier I made a few changes. I used short grain brown rice, steamed the vegetables rather then having them cook in oil, had a non-traditional sauce and used very little oil in the process. :)

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Tofu Fried Rice

  • 3/4 cup cooked Short Grain Brown Rice
  • Sesame Oil
  • 1 egg
  • Veggie mix of Broccoli, Cauliflower, & Carrot
  • Baked Tofu
  • 2 Tablespoons Country Bob Stir Fry Sauce
  • Sesame Seeds

I marinated a 1/2 block of Tofu in Soy Sauce and baked it in the oven at 400 for 30 minutes, turning once. On the stove top I lightly coated a wok with the sesame oil then cooked the egg in the hot pan. Once the egg was cooked I added the brown rice. In a separate pot I steamed the veggies then added them to the rice mix as well as the tofu. Once everything was mixed, I added the Stir fry sauce and let it all the flavors mend together for 5 minutes. When everything was finished I garnished with sesame seeds.

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It was very easy to make and more then easy to eat. Yum! Exactly what I was looking for with non of the greasy feeling chinese take out usually gives me.

Dessert is a secret for now. I will explain it in the morning, but for now I will just leave you with this picture and the answer that yes, it was as good as it looks.:)

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Thank you to everyone for you advice on my blister. I bought some Moleskin after work and am hoping to give it a shot on my run tomorrow morning.

I also want to give my sister a SHOUT OUT for setting a new PR and crossing over to the double digits today! Congrats Kelly for running your first 10 miles!!!! I’m also excited to announce that she will be joining Caitlin, Abbie (the person, not the puppy ;) ) and I for the Croom Fools Run in April!!! :)

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1 Marissa March 4, 2009 at 7:33 pm

YUM! Can’t wait to see what the dessert is!!

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2 Mica March 4, 2009 at 7:38 pm

Yay, I love fried rice too, especially when it’s not super-greasy and filled with MSG.

Can’t wait to hear about dessert!

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3 Bec March 4, 2009 at 7:45 pm

You can`t just show a picture of a yummy looking desert and not tell us what it is!

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4 Sarah March 4, 2009 at 7:47 pm

oooh, i have tofu AND country bobs right now. i’m definitely adding this recipe to my weekend rotation!

can i guess on the dessert?? because it almost looks like a soft pretzel with melted chocolate and pb swirled on top of it?? which sounds like a pretty incredible combination …

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5 coco March 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm

mmmmmmm….. dessert looks great!!! I’m so curious what it is. :D

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6 Meg March 4, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Love your healthy fried rice!

Yeah Kelly!

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7 Ilene March 4, 2009 at 8:05 pm

That dessert looks SO delicious! Haha I have chinese “fried” rice every night :)

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8 Emily March 4, 2009 at 8:11 pm

Love the fried rice. And the mysterious dessert looks oh-so-delish!

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9 kristi March 4, 2009 at 8:13 pm

OMGoshhh…the dessert!!! I MUST know!

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10 cleanveggiex3 March 4, 2009 at 8:24 pm

now im craving chinese :)
looks awesome

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11 Kelly March 4, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Yay! Thanks for the shout out! It’s crazy to imagine myself needing to stop at 5 miles now. Weird how that happens. I’m totally excited for the Croom’s Fools Run…and earlier I thought Caitlin was talking about your dog too and got confused. Thanks for clearing that up. Your chinese looks yummy. What is that dessert?!

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12 foodsthatfit March 4, 2009 at 8:34 pm

This is going to be a blast! Come on, I know you want to do the 50k. You are totally ready for that distance! Come on…a few weeks ago I went back to Utah and did a 50k with one of my good friends and it was her very 1st one, she had barely even trained, but since we took it easy, she finished and did great! Do I have you convinced yet???

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13 Brandi March 4, 2009 at 8:47 pm

that dessert looks ridiculous! i want it! :)

congrats to your sister!

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14 VeggieGirl March 4, 2009 at 8:55 pm

I NEED THAT DESSERT!!

Congratulations to your sis!!

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15 redheadyellowdog March 4, 2009 at 9:00 pm

that dinner sounds great! Definitely inspiring me to use the tofu in my fridge!

And that dessert looks sooooo good!!!!

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16 Natalie March 4, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Love the tofu fried rice idea!

Can’t wait to find out what that dessert is. :)

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17 Sharon March 4, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Oh wow, dessert! <3
And love the tofu!

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18 Kristine March 4, 2009 at 10:07 pm

I read your blog just about every day and I realized I never comment! I need to start commenting regularly, haha! I love it and am so inspired by you! I have a question, though. When you run on the treadmill, do you run on an incline? Do you find that it’s easier to run outside or on a treadmill? Yay! I hope to hear from you!
<3 Kristine

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19 Meghann March 5, 2009 at 7:06 am

Thanks for commenting Kristine!

When I’m on the treadmill I run on a 1% incline unless I’m simulating a hilly run, then move the incline up and down through the run. And I find running outside soooooo much easier then on the treadmill. The scener is better and you actually feel like you have a goal of point to run to so it makes it so much quicker of a run in my head. :)

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20 Shelby March 4, 2009 at 10:17 pm

That dessert needs to be in my belly right now!

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21 Megan March 4, 2009 at 10:35 pm

That dessert looks amazing!! And so does your fried rice! Makes me soo hungry right now..

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22 Adi (oatonomy.com) March 4, 2009 at 10:50 pm

… Um, can I have that dessert? Whatever it is?! Yummy!

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23 Hangry Pants March 4, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Congrats Kelly!

What is that – some kind of donut? I can’t wait to find out!

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24 Emily March 4, 2009 at 11:01 pm

I love fried rice too, although nothing looks as amazing as that dessert!

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25 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) March 4, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Mmm delicious fried rice. And that dessert. YUM!

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26 Run Saraaah March 5, 2009 at 12:39 am

That dessert looks SO yummy! I love making fried rice too, it tastes just as good when made healthily.

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27 Caroline March 5, 2009 at 12:46 am

I was just thinking of making some tofu fried rice today after seeing a segment about veggie fried rice on the Today show this morning. Yours looks wonderful!

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28 Sarah March 5, 2009 at 1:28 am

Yay Kelly! That is such an awesome milestone.

Please tell me there is a Tagalong buried somewhere in that chocolate/nut butter icing.

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29 Leah March 5, 2009 at 2:19 am

Dinner looks amazing but I think that dessert tops it!! WOW!

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30 Fancy March 5, 2009 at 7:22 am

Hi Meghann!
I have never commented on your blog before, but I love to read it. I was just catching up on your past 2 posts and saw that you are going to BRITNEY so I had to say hi :) I love her—I have tickets next month to see her here in Chicago! I am so excited, I can’t wait to hear how you like the show. Have a great day—thanks for such a wonderful blog :)

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31 ksgoodeats March 5, 2009 at 9:35 am

Hooray for Moleskin!! That dessert and dinner – holy moly, I’m coming to Florida ;)

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32 Danielle March 5, 2009 at 9:36 am

Great spin on a delicious dinner!
Can’t wait to find out more about the dessert. i have a feeling it has something to do with a tagalong.

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33 Julie March 5, 2009 at 10:44 am

That dessert looks AMAZINGG! How much applesauce did you use??

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34 RuntoFinish March 5, 2009 at 12:09 pm

I love homemade stir fry, it’s so much healthier but still tastes fantastic!

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35 Marianne March 6, 2009 at 3:47 am

I love me some fried rice. Great way to clean out the random veggies in your fridge :D

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