Easy Vegan Nasi Goreng
4 cups cooked rice
2 leeks, sliced
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 large onions, sliced
1 large carrot, julienned
1 red bell pepper, julienned
extra firm tofu, cut into cubes (maybe marinated in ketjap or sate marinade)?
2 tablespoon peanut butter
2 tablespoon sambal oelek
1 tablespoon sucanat, or to taste
salt, pepper, and ketjap manis to taste
Fry tofu in a little oil until fairly crispy; remove and set aside. Add leeks, onion and celery to pan and fry for a few minutes. Add carrot and red pepper, cook another few minutes. Add peanut butter, sambal, brown vegan sugar, salt, pepper and ketjap and the tofu; simmer for 10 minutes or so to let flavours blend. Stir in rice, and simmer for another ten minutes or so, stirring occasionally. Serve.
Growing up a meat eater, nasi for me always had bacon in it, which gave it a nice smoky flavour. For anyone who doesn't object to meat alternatives that look like the real thing (Yves makes a fairly decent veggie back bacon --Canadian bacon to Americans), you could add a couple of slices of this with the tofu.