Taste need not be sacrificed at the altar of health. Healthy food can also taste good and Laila foods shows you how. A no oil, low carb nutrition filled Tofu and Basmati fried Rice. Discover the benefits and taste of rice with this recipe.
Prep Time

8 mins

Cook Time

10 mins

Total Time

18 mins




  • 3-4 cups brown basmati, brown jasmine or regular brown rice (~1 1/2 cups dried)
  • vegetable broth or water as needed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • half cup spring onions chopped finely
  • 2 cups asparagus, cut into 1?? pieces
  • 1 bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cups baked tofu, cut into 1/2?? pieces
  • 1 tbsp. ginger and garlic, minced or ground into a fine paste
  • 4 tbsp. soy sauce or tamari and half tsp tabasco sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • cilantro and scallions, chopped
  • roasted peanuts, cashewnuts and almonds, chopped
  • limes, quartered


  • Soak you rice for 15 minutes if you find time. Boil your rice with 4 times the quantity of water. Once on boil, simmer the flame and cover the rice with a lid and cook with occasional stirring. When the rice is soft and tender, drain excess water and set aside.
  • Heat skillet/wok over high heat. Pour half a cup of vegetable broth or wtaer and add the onion, spring onion and bell pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes in medium flame– until the broth evaporatesand the vegetables are browned a bit. Set aside the veggies.
  • Add more broth to the pan, then add the asparagus, and cook it until it is bright green. Set aside with the onion, spring onion and bell pepper.
  • Now add the garlic and ginger, to the pan and stir it for about a minute or so until it roasts. Add the remaining broth and the rice in large serving spoonful portions and stir. Once you have all of the rice in the pan, stir until it starts sticking a bit. Now add the tofu and the cooked veggies to the pan. Cook for about 1 minute. Add the soy sauce, tabasco sauce, salt and pepper. Toss all the ingredients well. Turn off the heat and add the scallions.
  • Serve the rice in plates and top with cilantro, nuts and limes. You can also add finely chopped tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce to add extra crunch. You can also squeeze the lime right at the end on top of the serving.
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