This easy vegan fried rice has become a firm favourite with both Bonus Boy and me and we can’t wait to share it with his oldest brother when he returns from Tokyo next week! It’s super simple to make because we used Cauldron’s ready marinated tofu pieces which require absolutely no preparation whatsoever! No tofu pressing, no marinating, no waiting, on the table in the time it takes to cook rice! We served it up with some  stir fried summer veg in a light ginger, garlic and soy sauce and scoffed the lot! We were pretty pleased to have been asked to be one of Cauldron’s Masters of Tofu – cos we’re pretty good at it after all these years!

Easy Vegan Fried Rice - Easy Tofu Fried Rice with Stir friend vegetables in garlic, ginger and tamari

We used white basmati rice which I washed throughly until the water ran clear, air dried in a sieve and popped in a pan with one and a half cups of cold water. I brought it to a boil, immediately reduced the heat, put a lid on it and cooked it at the lowest temperature on my gas hob for 15 minutes. I then turned the ring off and let it stand for a further 5 minutes before fluffing it with a fork and using it for my easy vegan egg fried rice. Cooking basmati this way ensures that it doesn’t clump starchily and that it stands up to the rigours of stir frying. You can use any long grain rice for this dish, cooked according to your recipe or the packet instructions. If you’re in a real hurry you can even use a packet of ready cooked rice – this is a very valuable stand by on board our boat!

Easy Vegan Fried Rice with Tofu Pieces


Cauldron’s marinated tofu pieces are absolute stars for quick veggie and vegan meals, lightly spiced they don’t overwhelm dishes and are happy to feature with a big bold sauce or in a lightly flavoured dish like our easy vegan fried rice. The texture is firm but not crunchy and lovely and soft in the middle – just the texture needed for ‘egg’ fried rice! We really didn’t miss the egg here – Bonus Boy declared it to be much tastier than the ‘other stuff’.

Easy Vegan Fried Rice - a super easy recipe made using ready marinated tofu pieces from Cauldron foods.

Vegan Egg Fried Rice - a super easy recipe made using ready marinated tofu pieces from Cauldron foods.

Vegan Fried Rice

An easy recipe for vegan fried rice using Cauldron's marinated tofu pieces 
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Servings: 2


For the Vegan Fried Rice

  • 1 cup/175g white basmati rice (uncooked weight), cooked
  • 1/2 pack/80g Cauldron Marinated Tofu Pieces
  • 1/2 cup 75g frozen edamame beans, cooked, dropped into cold water and drained
  • 1/2 cup/75g frozen petits pois, cooked, dropped into cold water and drained
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 3 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

For the Summer Vegetable Stir Fry

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 small red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • handful mange tout
  • handful mini corn
  • 3 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 inch frech ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tbsp tamari
  • freshly ground black pepper


For the Vegan Fried Rice

  • Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed frying pan, add the cooked rice, tofu pieces, beans and peas and stir fry for 5 - 8 minutes until piping hot.
  • Add the spring onions and garlic and fry for a further minute, remove from heat, cover to keep warm while you fry the veg.

For the Stir Fried Summer Veg

  • Heat the sunflower oil until hot.
  • Add the vegetables and stir fry over high heat for 2 - 3 minutes until just cooked but still crunchy.
  • Add the garlic and ginger and fry for a further minute.
  • Add the sesame oil and tamari plus a good grinding of black pepper and sizzle quickly, remove from heat.
  • Serve the rice and vegetables piled up on a plate or in separate bowls if you're feeling fancy - we were! 
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See? Super easy vegan fried rice, on the table in about 30 minutes (less if you use cooked packet rice!)

Easy Vegan Fried Rice with Cauldron Tofu Pieces

Cauldron’s tofu range also includes Organic Original Tofu, my faithful stand by, which pops up as scrambled tofu on a Sunday morning and skewered on kebabs marinated in my own special sauce and sizzled on the barbecue. Excitingly they also recently introduced Sweet Ginger Tofu which is infused with pieces of ginger and garlic then marinated in a sweet soy sauce – oh my! I’m a bit in love with this new offering! It goes really well in my peanut and sweet chilli stir fry – stay tuned, I’ll share that one soon! If you want more tofu inspiration do check out Cauldron’s recipe pages, there are lots in there which have caught my eye!

While I was writing this post I realised that I have hardly any recipes using tofu here on Thinly Spread which, since we eat it at least once a week, is a terrible oversight! Obviously now that I have realised my misdemeanour you can expect an inordinate number of recipes coming up very soon!

Easy Vegan Fried Rice - Easy Tofu Fried Rice with Stir fried vegetables in garlic, ginger and tamari

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