Arroz Chaufa (Peruvian Style Fried Rice)

Chef Rama
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Serves Serves 6
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  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Cook time 10 mins
  • Ready time 20 mins

This is a delicious meat-free version of fried rice dish, common in Peruvian households.

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  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 bunch of spring onions (scallions)
  • 1 block tofu, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 cup of soy meat, mince or chunks (soy protein) or you can use veggie hot dogs, sliced
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce


Dehydrate the soy meat with hot water for about 10 minutes, then wash and squeeze it.

Fry the ginger and crushed garlic in a wok, after that add the soy meat and the tofu and fry for 5 to 7 minutes.

Add soy sauce, spring onion and red pepper (sauté for a minute).

Add the cooked rice, stir and add more soy sauce and finally add a few drops of sesame oil. Add salt to taste.


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