Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
3 servings (serving size: 3 tofu pieces and 1 1/3 cups rice mixture)

Cooking the rice and asparagus in the same pot of boiling water saves a little time.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan. Add bag of rice, submerging bag completely in water. Boil 10 minutes. Carefully remove bag from pan, leaving boiling water in pan. Add asparagus to pan; cook 1 minute. Drain.

Step 2

While rice cooks, heat peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Combine sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, and chili sauce in a small bowl. Sprinkle tofu with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add tofu to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Add soy sauce mixture; cook 20 seconds, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Combine rice, asparagus, 1/2 teaspoon salt, carrot, and sesame oil. Serve tofu over rice.

Ratings & Reviews

alshumate's Review

June 13, 2010
My husband and I loved this recipe! I pressed the tofu between papertowels with a weight on top to remove as much liquid as possible. Used basmati rice which gave it a nice nutty flavor. Will definitely do again, and will double the sauce next time as others have recommended. Great recipe!

love this but add more vegetables

September 11, 2016
Made this many times and it's always a winner.  I use my own rice (brown, jasmine, or tonight's--black rice) and then steam the asparagus & carrots with red bell pepper & scallions to add more vegetables.  Very satisfying dish.  We wind up adding Sirracha at the table, but  that's just us.

Tasty, versatile sauce!

August 11, 2015
Delicious, basic recipe!  The sauce is what makes the dish.  Will definitely make again.  

CindyW's Review

June 16, 2014
Excellent dish! Only thing I did differently was the rice in our rice cooker, and steamed the asparagus in the microwave. Next time I'll cook the tofu just a little longer to get a more crispy edge. So tasty!

Dlindley's Review

March 12, 2014

amywalters13's Review

March 10, 2014
DELICIOUS. Absolutely Delicious. the only thing I did differently is, I used brown rice. I still can't get over how great it was. My husband said, 'please put this in your weekly menu plan!' I took a picture of it, as I do with a lot of the dishes I make, and put it on my facebook. My friend, who really doesn't like tofu replied, 'you even make tofu look good!'

epoulin1's Review

February 25, 2014

Kvavava's Review

December 19, 2013

brighteyes8's Review

September 27, 2013
AMAZING. Used brown rice noodles instead of rice and it worked great. Best tofu dish ever. Best noodles ever! The sesame oil somehow makes them sweet.

AnnieJo's Review

September 24, 2013