Tofu and Basmati Rice

  • Prep Time

    8 minutes

  • Cooking Time

    10 minutes

  • Serving


  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Middle Eastern
  • Main course

Should taste be sacrificed at the altar of good health? We do not think so. Healthy food can also taste good and Laila Foods exactly shows you how. A no oil, low carb, nutritious Tofu and Basmati fried Rice. Discover the benefits and taste of rice with this recipe. And do share your comments with us.


  1. Soak Laila Brown rice for 15 minutes. Boil rice with 4 times the quantity of water. Once the water starts boiling, cover the rice with a lid and cook on a low flame, stirringoccasionally. When the rice is soft and tender, drain and set aside.
  2. Heat a skillet over high heat. Pour half a cup of vegetable broth or water and add the onions and bell pepper.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes on medium flame until the broth evaporates and the vegetables are browned a bit. Keep the veggies aside.
  4. Add more broth to the pan then add the asparagus, and cook it until it is bright green. Set aside along with onions and bell pepper.
  5. Now add and Laila garlic and ginger to the pan and stir it for about a minute until it roasts.
  6. Add remaining broth and the rice; continue to stir until it starts sticking a bit.
  7. Now is the time to add tofu, olives and cooked veggies to the pan. Cook for about 1 minute.
  8. Add the soy sauce, tabasco sauce, salt and pepper. Toss all the ingredients well. Turn off the heat and add the scallions.
  9. Serve the rice in a plate and top it with cilantro, nuts and limes. You can also add finely chopped tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce to add extra crunch.


  • 3-4 cups Laila Brown Basmati (uncooked)
  • Vegetable broth or water as needed
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • ½ cup scallions(finelychopped)
  • 2 cups asparagus (cut into 1′′ pieces)
  • 1 bell pepper (cored and chopped)
  • 2 cups baked tofu (cut into 1/2′′ pieces)
  • 1 cup olives
  • 1 tbsp Laila ginger garlic paste
  • 4 tbspsoy sauce or tamari
  • ½ tabasco sauce
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Cilantro (chopped)
  • Roasted peanuts, cashew nuts and almonds (chopped)
  • Limes (quartered)