Yasai Cha Han

Wagamama is one of my favourite restaurants around (well, except for The Gate, maybe…!) Every time I go for a meal with one of my friends I suggest it, as the vegetarian and vegan options are great, and the food always tastes amazing. So when I saw the Wagamama cook book whilst I was browsing Waterstones, I had to get it and try out the recipes for myself!

My first attempt – unfortunately, whilst my friends were there to taste it – was truly awful, as stir-frying can take a little bit of technique and getting used to, and it can be quite easy to ruin! This, my second attempt, however was lovely, and is now one of my go-to meals for whenever I have tofu in the house.

Once you’ve got the knack of it, it’s actually relatively easy to cook up, and it’s a great recipe to have on hand for when you have people over, or just fancy treating yourself… I hope you like it as much as I did!

P.S. It’s almost my favourite time of year, Autumn. Watch this space for excessive amounts of pumpkin-flavoured recipes and let me know in the comments below any of your favourite Autumnal treats :)

Yasai Cha Han

Yasai Cha Han

Ingredients

75g of brown rice

Two tablespoons of vegetable oil

Seven button mushrooms, quartered

Seven two-centimetre cubes of firm tofu

Half a red pepper, sliced (it says to use baby sweetcorn in the cook book, but I don’t really like it!)

Half a courgette, sliced

Small handful of sugar snap peas

Two spring onions, trimmed and cut into small slices

Half a teaspoon of salt

One tablespoon of light soy sauce

Method

  1. Cook the rice in boiling water for 20 minutes until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a wok over medium heat for one to two minutes until completely hot, and add the vegetable oil. Add the mushrooms and stir fry for two minutes.
  3. Add the tofu and continue to stir fry for a further three minutes.
  4. Add the sweetcorn, sugar snap peas and spring onions and stir fry over a medium heat until all the ingredients are cooked through.
  5. Add the rice, season with salt and soy sauce and stir fry for a further two minutes. Transfer the stir fry into a bowl and serve!

Serves one

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