Lidl Dinners: Fried Rice with Tofu

Fried Rice with Tofu (serves 4-6)

Prep Time: 50 mins                    Cook Time: 15 mins             Total Time: 65 mins


3 eggs                                                              salt and pepper
4 cups cooked instant rice                              4 Tbs olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped                                             
1/4 cup red or yellow pepper, finely chopped
1 pkg of Extra firm tofu, drained and cut into tiny cubes.


Preparing tofu (can be done ahead of time)
1. Drain tofu and place between several layers of paper towels. Squeeze water out of the tofu as much as possible.
2. Cut into small cubes.
3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange tofu in a single later on a baking sheet. Lightly spray or baste tofu with cooking oil.
4. Bake in oven until golden brown, flipping half way through - for 20 minutes on each side.

Preparing Fried Rice:
1. Beat the eggs well, adding 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
2. Sauté onions and peppers in skillet until soft.
3. Add eggs and stir until all the eggs solidify.
4. Add the rice and tofu and mix well.
5. Stir for 2-4 minutes until everything is cooked and mixed well.

Serve with frozen peas. (I like mine mixed with my rice, but some people don't!) We used the Lidl
chicken egg rolls for the meat eaters, and the spring rolls for the veggies. We also bought a side of
edamame which you just pop into the microwave. The chicken is the frozen Boneless Chicken
Shopping List: 
1. Extra Firm Tofu: $1.69
2. Eggs: $.99 
3. Instant Rice (only use half the box): $2.39 
4. Frozen green peas: $.95 
5. Edamame: $.95
6. Spring Rolls: $4.99
7. Egg Rolls: $2.99
8. Boneless Chicken Wyngz (only use half the bag): $2.69

      There was more than enough rice, spring rolls, and edamame for leftovers for two lunches!   
      This is part of my seven days of dinners with Lidl. We spent under $90.00 for seven meals for a family of four. All meals are toddler and mom approved, and we even bought several desserts! Click here for the rest of the list.