Scrambled Tofu Rice

Yet another week of Blogging Marathon gives me a forum to highlight some new and innovative and healthy rice dishes  for my daughter's lunch box. Yes, I am going to post some rice recipes tried, tested and okayed by my daughter for the next week. Please read it means that her lunch box came home empty from school, which all moms agree is a gift in itself and a major relief as well.

I make use of a timer controlled rice cooker in which I put in rice and required water at night and set the time so it gets cooked by, say 6 am. So in the morning I need not forget/delay cooking rice and compromise on my options :) Therefore cooking up rice dishes is a breeze in the morning rush!

My kids love tofu in any form and so it was very easy to convince my older one to take this to school!  
So if your kids like Tofu, then this is something which you must try out for them. So for Day 1 BM 13 group 2 here is the recipe..

Ingredients - 
Cooked Rice  3-4 cups
Tofu (I used extra firm) 250 gms 
Onion finely chopped 1/2 cup
Tomato 1/2 cup
Green Chillies 2-3 (or as needed)
Red Chilli Powder as needed
Garlic 2 cloves
Salt as needed
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Chat Masala / Garam masala 3/4 tsp (or as needed)
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Cloves 2-3, Cinnamon 1 inch piece, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal  1 tsp, Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp)
Lemon Juice as needed
Coriander Leaves for garnish (I didn't use it)
Scrambled Tofu Rice

Method Of Preparation -
In a heated wok/kadai, add oil and the rest of the seasoning ingredients and after the mustard seeds splutter, add the onions, green chillies and garlic and saute until they are translucent.

Add in the tomatoes and let them cook until mushy.

Crumble the tofu and mix in the above mix. Also add in all the spices namely salt, turmeric, chat masala/garam masala and red chilli powder.

Let tofu cook and assimilate the flavors. After the raw smell of tofu disappears, reduce the flame.

Add the cooked and cooled rice, mix well, check and adjust the salt. Remove from fire.

Squeeze in lemon juice as needed and pack it up for the lunch box!

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#13.

Preparation time 20 min 
Serves 3
Posted by Harini on Thursday, February 23, 2012


  1. Prabha Mani Says:
  2. Healthy Rice!!Recipe name's sounds interesting..Perfect for lunch box.

  3. Hema Says:
  4. Very delicious and healthy preparation Harini..

  5. Rasi Says:
  6. i look forward to all the recipes now.. am a big fan of variety rices.. i am yet to try tofu.. sounds great!

  7. Loved the idea of Tofu with rice. Wonderfully prepared.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. this is such an intelligent recipe

  9. Kalyani Says:
  10. yummy one :)

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  11. Vardhini Says:
  12. Different rice and looks yummy.

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  13. yummy and simple!

  14. Srivalli Says:
  15. Very nice to know about the timer cooker, so helpful..lovely rice dish harini..will have to make it for my daughter..

  16. Aarthi Says:
  17. This looks totally delicious..I would love to try this..Bookmarked.


  18. very innovative and delicious recipe.

  19. Unknown Says:
  20. this is lovely dish!...I should try this for my kids!

  21. Spandana Says:
  22. Interesting one pot dish!!! looks yummy!

  23. Suma Gandlur Says:
  24. Defibtely new one to me.I bought tofu two times and just threw it away. Maybe I should get some now and try this one.

  25. Very healthy rice...

  26. Archana Says:
  27. Looks so delicious. Thanks.

  28. Archana Says:
  29. Looks so delicious. Thanks.

  30. Rujuta Says:
  31. Lovely healthy recipe.. Nice clicks.. will try this out

  32. Padmajha Says:
  33. Very innovative recipe Harini :)

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