Blackened Tofu with Fried Rice

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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    Total Time
    1hr 45mins
  • Serves icon
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Crispy fried tofu that’s quick, nutritious and totally delicious, served with homemade fried rice. The secret to restaurant-style fried rice? Leftovers. Always use day-old cooked rice. Moisture is the enemy here.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    1 (20g)
  • Ginger icon
    50g (about ½ cup)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Scallion icon
    18g (about 3 tbsp)
  • Baby corn icon
    Baby corn
    175g (about 1 cup)
  • Chinese cabbage icon
    Chinese cabbage
    150g (about 2¾ cups)
  • Muscovado sugar icon
    Muscovado sugar
    2 tbsp (26g)
  • Soy sauce icon
    Soy sauce
    3 tbsp (44ml)
  • Tofu icon
    200g (about ¾ cup)
  • Vegetable oil icon
    Vegetable oil
    3 tbsp (44ml)
  • Long grain rice icon
    Long grain rice
    275g (about 1½ cups)
  • Cilantro icon
    5 tbsp (9g)


  • kCook icon Food processor
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Paper towels
  • kCook icon Large glass bowl
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Plate
  • kCook icon Food processor bowl
  • kCook icon Cutting board

Step preview

  1. Add fresh chili, ginger, garlic clove, muscovado sugar and soy sauce to a clean food processor bowl
  2. Blend until combined
  3. Add tofu to a clean cutting board
  4. Pat dry with paper towels
  5. Cut evenly
  6. Transfer tofu to large glass bowl
  7. Transfer marinade to tofu and cover
  8. Marinate in fridge - 1 hr 30 min
  9. Add vegetable oil to a clean frying pan
  10. Heat - high heat
  11. Transfer tofu to frying pan
  12. Sauté until browned - 5 min, high heat
  13. Transfer content of frying pan to plate
  14. Add vegetable oil, scallion and baby corn to the frying pan
  15. Fry until lightly browned - 4 min, high heat
  16. Add chinese cabbage to the frying pan
  17. Fry - 2 min, high heat
  18. Add long grain rice to the frying pan
  19. Fry until heated through - 5 min
  20. Drizzle with soy sauce
  21. Stir tofu into frying pan
  22. Scatter cilantro over the frying pan
  23. Heat in frying pan - 1 min
  24. Serve immediately
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