7 March 2009

Today's nutritious recipe from Kinder Kitchen - egg fried rice with peas and tofu

Egg fried rice with peas and tofu

50 grams basmati rice
½ onion cut finely
1 egg beaten
1/2 small crushed garlic clove
½ a mug of peas
125 grams tofu cut into small squares

Preparation and cooking:
1. Cook the rice and peas separately and allow to cool
2. Fry the onion and garlic in a little oil in a frying pan for a couple of minutes. Add the tofu and cook for another 2 minutes
3. Now add the beaten egg and allow the egg to scramble
4. Add the rice and peas and mix well together

Serve once the dish has cooled slightly.


Tofu is made in much the same way as cheese, except that it is made from soya beans rather than milk. It is entirely plant-based. Nutrition-wise, tofu is in a league of it’s own. It is a complete source of protein, being one of the only food products that provide all eight essential amino acids. It contains no animal fats or cholesterol, is low on sodium, contains few calories, and is easy to digest. It is also an excellent source of iron and Vitamin B. And because calcium sulfate is used in the manufacturing process, it is a worthwhile source of calcium.


al said...

I tried this recipe out on my 18 month old at lunch and he absolutely loved it. The egg is a fab idea as he will eat anything with egg. i have never liked tofu myself but i will now definitely look for other tofu recipes - especially now I know how good it is for you. Thanks

Natasha said...

Cool. My little girl loves eggs to and the egg adds a sweetness to the dish along with the onion. Another tofu recipe you could try is:

Tofu with tomatoes and basil (1-2 servings)
Ingredients:8 cherry tomatoes125grams of tofu cut into small squares5 fresh basil leavesDash of olive oil/rapeseed oilFresh pepper (optional)

1. Fry the cherry tomatoes with the basil in olive oil/rapeseed until soft
2. Add the slices of tofu
3. Cook for 5 minutes
4. Blend depending on age of baby and serve.

Serving suggestions:Serve on its own, with rice, on toast or with other vegetables.