Vegan "EGG" fried rice
If your looking for a great way to clean out the freezer after the lockdown. To use up all your extra veggies in the freezer bought for an emergency in fear we may not have had access to vegetables😂. I don't know about you but I have a few bags hiding in there...this dish is the answer. Its simple and delicious. Its one of my favourite easy mid week meals. As I spend all day cooking in the kitchen at work I'm keen to come home and cook something nutritious, quick and easy and relax for the evening.
2 cups cooked rice ( brown or white) ( best to use rice already cooked the day before)
2 cloves garlic
1 cup frozen veggies ( I used the classic carrots peas and corn) you can use whatever you have.
1 cup chopped kale ( stalks removed)
3 spring onions
sprinkle of sesame seeds for garnish
1/2 block firm tofu
1 teaspoon black salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons sesame oil
Looking at the list of ingreindts above your probably wondering what is black salt and where can I find it ? Black salt is a magical ingredient in plant based cooking. Its typical in Indian cuisine and usually inexpensive and easy to source from your local Indian supermarket. Surprisingly its not black in colour but pink and gives a wonderful eggy flavour.
First we are going to start with cooking the "egg"
place all the ingredients listed above in a blender except for the sesame oil and blitz until super smooth.
Add two tablespoons of sesame seed oil to a pan. Allow the pan to reach a medium heat. Once the pan is hot transfer the "EGG" mixture to the pan.
Cook for 2-4 minutes stirring continuously until its forms an eggy like texture. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Finley dice the onion
Crush the garlic
Chop the kale removing the stalks
Chop the spring onions.
In a large frying pan add 3 tablespoons of sesame oil to medium heat. Add the Crushed garlic and onions sauté until translucent. 1-2 mins
Add the 2 cups of cooked rice to the pan. sautéed fro 2 minutes stirring often.
"Add 1 cup of frozen vegetables continuing to stir the mixture, allow to cook for 1 minute
Stir in the " EGG" mixture to the rice and vegetables.
Add the cup of kale.
Add 3 table spoons of soy sauce and mix throughout
Add the juice of half a lime continuing to stir the mixture.
Add the spring onions.
Taste and season with salt and pepper
Sprinkle of sesame seeds ( optional )
Best served with a slice of fresh lime and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Its also a great lunch box filler too.