Meat Free Fridays: Fried Rice with Scallions, Endamame, and Tofu

Before I get to the food, can I ask you all a favor? Pretty please? It’s recently come to my attention that when you look at my blog in Internet Explorer the pictures get all stretched out and funky looking. I’m trying to fix this, but its really hard since I don’t actually have explorer on my computer. I think they’re fixed in this post… but if they aren’t can you please leave me a comment and let me know? or if you’re using a different browser and they look all stretched out, let me know so I can fix that too. I don’t want you to have to stare at nasty looking pictures! Thanks!!

OK, Now to the good stuff…

This month I decided to participate in Taste & Create, which pairs together different food bloggers who then agree to cook and blog about a recipe from the other’s blog. Its pretty fun, and a nice way to explore recipes that I wouldn’t otherwise look that closely at. This month I was paired with What’s for Suppper?. She has lots of great looking recipes, and it was hard to pick one! I was really tempted to make something decadant, but I couldn’t let myself do that when she posts perfectly healthy recipes from Ellie Krieger every week!

I chose to make the fried rice with scallions, endamame, and tofu. I don’t cook with tofu often, but I do like it in fried rice so I thought this would be something good to try out. It was a pretty good! I really liked the flavor that the endamame gave to this. It also made the recipe very filling. Its supposed to serve four, but there’s no way that I could have finished more than a half serving. I paired this with some takeout dumplings and an eggroll and it made a nice dinner (and lunch the next day!)

Fried Rice with Scallions, Endamame, and Tofu

  • 1 Tbs plus 1 tsp canola oil, divided
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 scallions, greens included, sliced
  • 1 Tbs ginger, grated
  • 4 cups leftover cooked brown rice
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup frozen edamame, thawed
  • 1 can baby corn, rinsed, drained, and roughly chopped
  • 6 oz extra firm tofu, cubed
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

In a large skillet or wok, heat 1 Tbs oil until very hot. Add scallions, garlic, and ginger and cook until softened and fragrant. Add rice, peppers, endamame, corn, and tofu. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Create a well in the center of the pan. Heat remaining oil, then add egg. Cook egg until nearly fully scrambled. Add soy sauce. Stir everything around so that it is all incorporated. Serves at least 4.


Meat-Free Friday Roundup

Does not exist. Seriously people, I’m a little disappointed in you- no one had a meat free recipe this week? I’m going to try this again, and I’ll even make it easier for you! All you have to do to be featured in next weeks roundup is post a link to on your vegetarian or fish post, then email me at with the link to your post!


  1. I’m at work using IE right now and they look great! : ) (But I have Mozilla at home and prefer it over IE A LOT). I think IE has messed up some of my stuff before too!

  2. I use firefox and safari and your pics look normal.

    That fried rice looks inviting. I totally forgot about the round up!! I’ll make it up to you, LK. I promise!!

  3. You’re pics look great to me (as always)! I have IE and I never noticed “nasty” pics, only ones that made me hungry and want to run to the kitchen :)

    A fantastic recipe! I never thought of putting tofu in fried rice!

    Btw, I’ll see if I can come up with something for Meat-free friday!!!

  4. Yummy! That looks delicious!

  5. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie says:

    Delicious rice dish! Your pics look great but I switched to Firefox as soon as I started my blog; IE is not blog friendly. I’ve been caught up in my London series but I am going to be making something next week inspired by the trip that could be good for your round-up. If it comes out, that is :) I really hope it works!

  6. I thought of your round-up all week! Things didn’t go as planned. I will definitely have something for you next week. Your pictures look awesome to me-but of course I’m using firefox. Your fried rice looks delicious! What a nice little meal paired with the takeout.

  7. That looks better — and tastier — than any take-out Chinese meal you can get on speed-dial.

  8. first off… that meal looks fabulous!! I love all the flavor combos and it just looks so tasty!

    second… your pics look great! Not stretched or anything :)

  9. Can you make me this if I come visit?

  10. MMMMMMMM…I love it! So delicious!!! I am sorry that you only hear from me now, but I have switched off my Mac. for 10 days! But now , I am back! Yum!

  11. I am glad that you picked this. The first time I made it I have never had endamame. I am glad that we were paired together. I really enjoyed your crab chowder too.

  12. thanks guys! I use firefox too so they always looked normal to me… but then the other day I was checking something from a different computer and it was all crazy! I had a friend confirm and it seemed to be a problem with how certain version of IE were resizing my images. Ah! I’m glad I got that sorted out anyway!

    Marisa- tofu in fried rice is really good. Its actually one of the few ways I’ll eat tofu… its like a gateway recipe or something. haha

    Natasha- yeah I’ve been using firefox for a while now IE does really strange things sometimes!

    Reeni- no worries, i know how that goes! I look forward to seeing whatever you do this week if it comes out. :)

    Carolyn- it was definitely better than any take out fried rice I’ve had! Much more flavorful and way less greasy.

    Sarah- Of course! I’ll make you whatever you want if you come visit! :)

    Sophie- I think i would die if i spent 10 days without my mac. haha

    Natalie- I’m glad I did too- it was really good! And I’m glad you picked the chowder- that really is one of our favorites. It was definitely a fun exchange!

  13. That looks great!! I hope you get some participants in next week’s meat-free Friday, it’s such a great idea! My boyfriend and I eat like carnivores… but maybe I can think of something :) I made a taco bake this weekend that was like the one you posted– SO good! I had to change some ingredients based on what I had in the kitchen, but I never would have thought of the tortilla chip crust!! It worked great!! :)

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