Edamame Fried Rice

Fried rice (hold the egg!) usually serves as a side to some greasy Asian take-out. Yumm-o. But I really love fried rice as a main dish...and this recipe takes to another level with protein-packed edamame. This is a quick and easy meal that is cheaper and healthier than take-out...try it tonight!

Edamame Fried Rice
1 1/2 C basmathi or jasmine rice
8 oz shelled prepared edamame
1/2 yellow onion (diced)
5 cloves garlic (minced)
1 bag cauliflower and broccoli floret mix
1/2 package soft tofu (the refrigerated kind)
pinch red chili flakes
2 tsp sambal oelek chili sauce
2 tsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp vegan hoisin
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp turmeric
fresh ground black pepper
vegetable oil

1. Measure rice and add to rice cooker. Rinse several times with cold water. Drain as well as possible and add 3 C water. Cook.
2. In a large skillet add 2 tsp vegetable oil and heat to medium. Add onions and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and cook another 2 minutes.
3. Break florets into small pieces. Add this and ginger paste to skillet and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. 
4. Drain tofu and add to skillet. Break apart with spatula so that the size resembles the scrambled eggs in traditional fried rice. Cook until beginning to brown.
5. Add edamame, turmeric, chili flakes, chili sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, ground pepper. Stir well.
6. Add cooked rice, soy sauce, hoisin and a squeeze of lime. Stir to incorporate. Cook until beginning to brown.