Coconut Crusted Tofu with Pineapple Fried Brown Rice
This recipe combines amazing coconut crusted tofu with delicious pineapple fried brown rice! It’s healthy and vegetarian!
Servings Prep Time
4 15minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 15minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
Yellow Rice
Coconut Crusted Tofu
Pineapple Fried Rice
Instructions
Yellow (Brown) Rice
  1. Start by preparing your yellow rice. I normally use a rice cooker but if you don’t have one, be sure to follow the normal cooking directions for your rice. Add your uncooked brown rice, vegetable broth, turmeric, basil, and salt to your rice cooker or pot and cook.
  2. You can prep your rice up to 3 days ahead or you can work on the coconut crusted tofu while your rice cooks.
Coconut Crusted Tofu
  1. Cut your tofu into strips. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Dip tofu strips in egg, then coconut/salt/pepper mixture, then add to hot oil.
  3. Cook in batches, turning about once a minute so that each side browns evenly.
  4. Place a paper towel on a plate and remove fully browned tofu strips to plate for later. Wipe out your pan to use for fried rice.
Pineapple Fried Rice
  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and pineapple tidbits and cook for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add egg, 2 cups of cooked yellow rice, and soy sauce and cook for another 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until egg is fully cooked and rice is starting to brown.
  3. Remove from heat and mix in roasted cashews.
For Serving
  1. Serve pineapple fried rice topped with coconut crusted tofu and enjoy! (Sriracha drizzle optional for those who like spice!)