Monday, July 2, 2012

Meatless Monday - teriyaki and pineapple fried rice

I don't normally mess with a fried rice. It's either the usual style, or a nasi goreng-style. But this time, I had some tiny tofu cubes I'd marinated in teriyaki sauce and pineapple juice. Then baked with extra marinade and bits of pineapple. And they were awesome.

I love happy accidents in the kitchen. I had one yesterday, which resulted in some damn delicious hotcakes. Experimentation will get you everywhere, folks!

This is fun if you've already got marinated tofu, or even if you don't want to or don't have time to marinate this one ahead of cooking - just throw it all in the pot with the sauce and you'll be fine.

1 block firm tofu
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce (for the marinade)
1/4 cup pineapple juice (from canned pineapple)
1/2 cup canned pineapple
1.5 cups cooked rice, cooled
mixed veg - broccoli, carrot, capsicum, onion, peas and corn
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
splash of pineapple juice


1. Cube tofu quite small. I like to do it small so the marinade penetrates more and there's less tofu taste.

2. Put in shallow dish with 1/4 cup each teriyaki sauce and pineapple juice.

3. Marinate in refrigerator several hours or overnight.

4. Place on greased tray with pineapple. Bake in low oven 20 minutes.

5. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Fry veg over high heat until just starting to soften.

6. Add cooled rice and cook 2-3 minutes.

7. When all the vegetables are cooked to your liking, add tofu and pineapple. Cook until just heated through, then lower heat and add sauces.

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  1. Ohh yum! That sounds amazing. I have fried rice on the menu tonight.

  2. This looks AWESOME Stace!  I had caramalised pineapple in fried rice at a restaurant a few months ago and LOVED it! I went back but they'd changed their menu. Now, I'll make this one for myself. And I LOVE terriaki tofu sooooo much. Can't wait to try it. Have most ingredients already in fact.... :-)

  3. PS Hope it's ok to link up a super sweet dessert treat for Meatless Monday!  ;-)  xo

  4. Mmmm..... love asian friend rice, looks great.  Thanks for always hosting this fun carnival. :)

  5. flyingdrunkenmonkeyJuly 2, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Oh this looks goooood! I actually haven't ever cooked fried rice. I'm too scared. Maybe I should give this a go :)

  6. What a lovely coincidence, I posted a veggie recipe yesterday and discovered this link-up today! I think it will become a regular thing on my bloggy! We've been making delicious teriyaki tofu lately, with lovely soft tofu, mmmm, totally craving it now! 

  7. This looks simply and yummy. Pineapple juices and teriyaki go well!

  8. I am going to be honest...I'm am sitting here raising one eyebrow at the teriyaki and pineapple combo but you promise its good and i trust your judgement so I'm just going to have to give it a go, I'm guessing its one of those awesome salty sweet things?  Tatum xx

  9. Oh man, I love it so much. It changes everything about pineapple, and is so amazing with the salty sauce.

  10. You're very welcome! Fried rice is always a winner here.

  11. Dude. It is the easiest thing of all time. rice, veggies, one sauce. Can't go wrong! here's my simple version if you want to try that!

  12. Oh I hope it does become regular! I love seeing what other people eat :) Thanks for linking up xx

  13. You've never heard of it before? man, it was my go-to marinade for like, ever. Good stuff.

  14. I can't get over how amazing this looks. Your blog is adorable and full of ideas/recipes I KNOW I will use. Glad I found you :)

  15. Aw that is so nice of you to say! Welcome aboard, I hope you like it here :)

  16. This looks fantastic can't wait to try it next week it will be the 2nd tofu recipe I have ever cooked.
    Thanks for hosting the linky party- have u though about doing it with the pictures- after all it is said we eat with our eyes first.. just a thought

  17. ooh good luck! Tofu isn't so bad sometimes :)

  18. oh and yes, I have thought about the picture links - except they cost money and I haven't had the chance lately to look into it. It's on my to-do list, never fear! If it's not too expensive I think I will use them instead.