Homemade Fried Tofu, Fresh Veggies & Trader Joe’s Fried Rice

Trader Joe's Fried Rice, Fresh Veggies & Fried Tofu - from Canned-Time.com

Last spring, I fell in love with Trader Joe’s Japanese Style Frozen Fried Rice.  Convenient, inexpensive & full of healthy ingredients.

Trader Joe's Fried Rice, Fresh Veggies & Fried Tofu - from Canned-Time.com

I also love how the Trader Joe’s website allows you to search for product by category.  

  • Just click on the category that you’re looking for and you’ll see all their products listed by subcategory:   Cakes, drinks, Grains, Cooking Supplies, Etc.                                                                4 Full pages of  “Vegan” products!    🙂  We like that !!!

For quick and easy ‘Vegan’ fried Tofu:

1 Package of Super Firm Tofu, drained and pressed ( I used paper towels to soak up more liquid)

Oil for frying

2 Cups of Panko style Bread Crumbs

3 Tbs. of Ground Flax Seed mixed with 9 Tbs. of WaterFrying Tofu assembly line

Garlic Powder, Sea Salt & Crushed Red Pepper

Remove as much liquid from the tofu as possible and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.

Mix 1 tsp. each Garlic Powder, Sea Salt & Red Pepper into the Flax/Water mixture.

Heat oil to medium high heat in a fry pan.  Oil should be about the same height as the

tofu cubes.

Dip batches of tofu cubes in the Egg Substitute ( Flax and Water).

Transfer cubes to a shallow bowl filled with the Panko.  Coat each cube pressing the

bread crumbs into the tofo.  Carefully drop tofu cubes into the oil.  Brown both sides and

remove from oil onto paper towels or wire rack to drain.  Sprinkle with additional salt

to taste (I didn’t need any more on mine).

For fresh veggie rice, saute vegetables until softening and add in 1 -2 bags of frozen Trader Joe’s Japanese style Fried Rice.  Cover and reduce heat to low.  Cook until fried rice is warm.  Stir in fried tofu before serving.  Tastes great reheated as well 🙂

For more great ‘vegan’ substitution ideas like these ‘flax eggs’ for your recipes please check out the ‘Substitutions’ page at anunrefinedvegan.com.

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Trader Joe's Fried Rice, Fresh Veggies & Fried Tofu - from Canned-Time.com

This is definitely a meal on its own but would pair up with egg rolls, some Miso soup, any light side dish.

Trader Joe's Fried Rice, Fresh Veggies & Fried Tofu - from Canned-Time.com

Or just eat more and more of the rice alone like I did…….. 🙂

Trader Joe's Fried Rice, Fresh Veggies & Fried Tofu - from Canned-Time.com

Healthy Fun Food!

Trader Joe's Fried Rice, Fresh Veggies & Fried Tofu - from Canned-Time.com

Enjoy homemade healthy food.  It’s good for your body.  It’s good for your family.

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5 thoughts on “Homemade Fried Tofu, Fresh Veggies & Trader Joe’s Fried Rice

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      Well I did add a whole lot of veggies to it. It has some tofu and edamame, peas I think. I added yellow squash, red chard and red pepper. I love to have it in the freezer to make a quicker meal though.
      I’m so glad your flax egg worked too :).
      On a different subject, with the pie crusts you make with Grape Nuts, can I use those if I don’t bake the pie? I don’t have an oven and I’m wondering if you’ve used it for a ‘Raw’ crust? I need a good alternative to the ‘date, nut version’ of crusts.
      Thanks for your comment 🙂

  1. Nicole

    Would I get the same outcome if I baked the tofu opposed to frying them? I try not to fry a lot of my food, so I am looking for another alternative.

  2. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

    Hi Nicole. I know you would get a similar texture for the tofu but not the crunch on the outside. I’d say bake your pieces on a non stick surface for 15 minutes at 350 then broil for another 10 and that may get you more crunch.
    Or you could try using a small amount of coconut oil and saute them.
    Please let me know how they turn out. Hope they taste great and thanks for stopping by Canned Time.

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