Surprisingly delicious! Deep-fried tofu and cucumber mapo rice bowl


Surprisingly delicious! Deep-fried tofu and cucumber mapo rice bowl

    Cucumbers, which are often eaten raw, can be enjoyed with a different texture when warmed. Excellent compatibility with spicy meat miso.

    If you use thick fried tofu and mapo tofu base, you can make it quickly with one frying pan. If you make good use of time-saving items, you can also prevent summer fatigue caused by the heat of cooking.

Pointers from Rie

  • Unlike tofu, deep-fried tofu loses moisture already without having to pre-boil, so it’s convenient when you want to make it quickly. If you remove the excess oil of the deep-fried tofu by lightly soaking it in hot water to remove the oil, the unique oily smell will be suppressed and the taste will be easier to permeate.
  • Cucumbers are soft when half peeled. Leave the skin on if you want a crisper texture.
  • Adding a small amount of vinegar enhances the flavor. If you like, add sesame oil or Sichuan pepper for a more authentic flavor.

Ingredients (for 4 people)

Mapo tofu base 360g (for 4 people)
deep-fried tofu 2
cucumbers 2
salt a little
red paprika 1
garlic a clove
ginger a pinch
rapeseed oil 1 tablespoon
water 4-5 tablespoons
a)dark soy sauce
2 teaspoons
2 teaspoons
1-2 teaspoons
rice 4 servings
Green onion (chopped) 10cm


Nutritional value (per serving)

Energy 644kcal
protein 21.2g
Fat 18.4g
Carbs 103.5g
Salt equivalent 2.5g


  • Pour hot water over the deep-fried tofu to remove excess oil, cut in half, then cut into 2 x 4cm pieces.
  • Peel the cucumber with a peeler to make vertical stripes. Cut into 2cm wide round slices and sprinkle with salt.
  • Remove the seeds from the paprika and cut into 1cm cubes. Mince the garlic and ginger.
  • Add rapeseed oil, garlic and ginger to a frying pan and heat over medium heat. When the scent comes out, add 2. and paprika and fry. Add the appropriate amount of water, cover with a lid, and steam the cucumbers until they become soft.
  • Add mapo tofu to 4. and bring to a boil.
  • Add 1 and a) to 5, and simmer over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes until the flavors of the deep-fried tofu become familiar.
  • Place the rice in a bowl, sprinkle with 6. and scatter the green onions.

MOA natural foods used

Mapo tofu base / Umikko salt / rapeseed oil / Zuiun soy sauce Koikuchi / mineral sugar / Zuiun pure rice vinegar mild / taste premium (white rice)
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