This Tofu Fried Rice Recipe Is a Weeknight Dinner Must 

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1. Prepare the Tofu 

Start by draining a block of firm tofu and pressing it to remove excess moisture. Cut the tofu into small cubes or bite-sized pieces. 

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2. Cook the Rice 

Cook rice according to package instructions. For fried rice, it's best to use rice that has been cooked and chilled beforehand, as it helps prevent clumping. You can use leftover rice from the fridge, or cook it a few hours ahead and let it cool. 

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3. Prepare the Vegetables 

Chop your vegetables of choice. Common options for fried rice include carrots, peas, bell peppers, onions, and green onions. You can also add other vegetables like broccoli, mushrooms, or corn. 

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4. Heat the Pan 

Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add some oil (vegetable oil or sesame oil work well) and let it heat up. 

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5. Cook the Tofu 

Once the oil is hot, add the tofu to the skillet in a single layer. Let it cook undisturbed for a few minutes until it starts to turn golden brown on one side. Then, flip the tofu pieces and cook until golden brown on all sides. Remove the tofu from the skillet and set it aside. 

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6. Cook the Vegetables  

Add a bit more oil to the skillet if needed, then add the chopped vegetables. Stir-fry them for a few minutes until they start to soften but are still crisp-tender. 

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7. Combine Everything 

Add the cooked rice to the skillet with the vegetables. Stir everything together and cook for a few minutes to heat the rice through. 

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8. Season and Serve 

Add soy sauce, salt, pepper, and any other seasonings or sauces you like to the skillet. Stir well to combine and taste for seasoning, adjusting as needed. 

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