Garlic Fried Rice
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Bacon Garlic Fried Rice & Minced Beef Tofu

When you got cravings, try out bacon garlic fried rice and minced beef tofu. It will hit the spot!
Course: Easy
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

Minced Beef Tofu

  • Medium-firm or firm tofu - 1 block 300 grams
  • Minced beef - 100 grams
  • Cheongyang chili peppers - 1 pepper or use 1/2 for less spicy
  • Onion - 1/4 a whole
  • Spring onion - garnish
  • Salt - sprinkle

Beef Marinade Sauce

  • Soy sauce - 4 tablespoon
  • Mirin - 3 tablespoon
  • Minced garlic - 1 tablespoon
  • Sesame oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Honey - 1 tablespoon
  • Sesame seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • Black pepper - few shakes of

Garlic Bacon Stir-Fried Rice

  • Bacon - 5 strips of
  • Spring onion - 10 inch piece of
  • Onion - 1/4 whole
  • Garlic - 5 cloves of
  • Eggs - 1
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Soy sauce - 1 tablespoon
  • Sesame seeds - garnish
  • Sesame oil - garnish

Instructions

Prep Tofu

  • Cut tofu block into 8 pieces. Put a paper towel onto a plate and place tofu pieces on the paper towel. Dab down the tofu pieces with another paper towel to get rid of the excess water (Gently pat - no need to get all the water out). Set aside.
  • Then dice the onion and chili pepper into small pieces. Place them into a mixing bowl. Then add-in diced beef. Then mix-in all of the listed ingredients under 'Beef Marinade Sauce'. Mix thoroughly and set aside.

Pan-Fry Tofu

  • Put frying pan on a medium-high heat. Put oil in. Once hot, place tofu pieces in. Season one side with a sprinkle of salt (not too much!). Cook on both sides until they get a slightly crispy skin. Take the tofu pieces and place them onto a plate.
  • Then place the beef marinade sauce into the frying pan. Let the sauce cook until the beef pieces are fully cooked through. Then add the tofu pieces back in. Use a spatula to flip them over and coat both sides with the marinade. Cook and reduce the marinade until about half of the sauce is gone. Turn off the heat.
  • Plate and garnish with sesame seeds and spring onion.

Prep Bacon & Garlic

  • Cut bacon into ~1 inch strips. Then cut spring onion into small pieces. Dice the onion into small cubes. And slice the garlic cloves into smaller flat pieces.
  • Place the frying pan on a high heat. Put oil in. Place garlic pieces in the oil. Stir-around until they get slightly crispy on the edges. Then add in the bacon. Once the bacon gets a slight crisp, add the onions. Then quickly stir until onions turn translucent. Move this mixture to one side of the pan. Then add some oil to the other side of the pan. Crack an egg into the oil. Quickly scramble the egg until it looks like a runny scramble eggs. Then add in a bowl of rice. Put in the soy sauce and mix everything together well. Turn off the heat.
  • Garnish with spring onion, sesame seeds and a touch of sesame oil. Plate-it-up. Enjoy!

Notes

  • For the tofu: If you don’t like spicy – I would recommend using 1/2 of the Cheongyang pepper or 1/4 of a Jalapeno (without the seeds).
  • For vegetarians, replace beef with minced shiitake mushrooms.
  • Watch the video below for more details