Tao's Tofu Pot Recipe


This delicious and healthy rice dish is one of Chef Tao's most popular. Although this recipe is served in its own cast iron rice pot at the restaurant, at home you can make it in a regular frying pan and serve it in a bowl. Filled with fresh vegetables and soy protein, Tao's Tofu Rice Pot can be made in a short period of time and is perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner.

Cook Tip:

You can substitute any meat in place of the tofu. Allow extra cooking time depending on the protein you choose.

Recipe Info

Restaurant: Tao Vietnamese Japanese Cuisine | San Diego

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cuisine: Asian
Meal Type: Recipemealtype object (5)
Main Ingredient: Recipemainingredient object (135)
Dish Type: Recipedishtype object (4)
Cooking Method: Recipemethod object (9)
Season/Occasion: Recipeoccasion object (12)
Dificulty: Recipedifficulty object (1)
Vegetarian: Yes


Tofu Stir Fry

In a medium sautee pan or wok, heat extra virgin olive oil over meduim high heat for 1 minute. Add onion,garlic, ginger, and mirin wine and sautee for 2 minutes. Add the tofu,zucchini,mushrooms, snow peas and continue to sautee for 2 minutes. Add water and cover for 3 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Uncover and add soy sauce and black pepper. Stir fry for 1 minute and serve over rice.

White Rice

In a medium sauce pan, bring water to a boil. Add rice and cover for 35-40 minutes, or until rice is tender. In another skillet over medium high heat, add the rice and fry until golden brown. Serve rice in a bowl, and top with tofu stir fry.


1 package(s) Firm Tofu, diced 1 1/2 C. dried white rice(may substitute with brown rice) 1 small zucchini, sliced 3 C. water 4 Shitake mushrooms, quartered 2 Tbsp. chopped yellow onion 10 piece(s) snow peas 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tsp. ginger, minced 3 Tbsp. extra vign olive oil 2 Tbsp. mirin wine(optional) 2 Tbsp. soy sauce 1/2 C. water 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

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