Fried Cauliflower and Tofu

(adopted from this recipe found here.)

This was really delicious, but also made our apartment smell crazy. For days. It might be a while before I make it again, even though it made some great leftovers for lunch.

Cauliflower really does make a great substitute for rice. I would even use it in curry or just in any stir fry.

Fried Cauliflower and Tofu


  • 1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, chopped
  • veggie broth
  • soy sauce
  • 1/2 pkg tofu
  • sesame oil
  • fish sauce


  • About an hour before you start cooking, wrap your tofu in a paper towel and place it on a plate with something heavy on it. This will make it extra firm.

Draining Tofu.

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Chop up the tofu into cubes and place it on a baking sheet. Pour some sesame oil, fish sauce and soy sauce on top – just enough to coat.

Basic tofu baking ingredients.

Make sure that the tofu is spread out evenly.


  • Place in oven for 10 minutes. Take out, flip, and place back in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Chop up all of your veggies.


  • Place the cauliflower and onion in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower looks “riced.”

Looks just like rice!

  • Place a large pan on medium heat. Add some cooking spray and saute the garlic.
  • Add the cauliflower and veggies. Saute for another 5 minutes.
  • Pour about 1/4 cup of veggie broth into the mixture, along with the fresh ginger and some soy sauce to “brown” the cauliflower.

You can use powdered ginger... but it's just not the same.

  • Saute for another 5 minutes, or until the broth has been absorbed.

  • Add your cooked tofu and stir.

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