Crispy Tofu Rice Bowls

Primal Kitchen
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

These plant-based bowls are a hearty and wholesome lunch or meal prep friendly dinner! The crispy garlic tofu and garlic and herb rice have a simple but delicious flavor base, which allows this recipe to be served two different ways using Primal Kitchen dressings. Enjoy a fresh and satisfying meal with Primal Kitchen’s Greek Marinade and fresh parsley, or make the same bowl and top with their No-Dairy Buffalo Sauce and green onions for a spicy twist.

Tip: We recommend sticking to the suggested heights and weights for your protein. Thicker cuts of protein may need 3-5 extra minutes of cooking time which could overcook your grains.

Prep Tip: Buy pre-sliced vegetables to save on prep time!


  • Contains Soybeans

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Soybeans

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  • 1 cup white rice, rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 cups water or vegetable stock
  • Pinch of salt


  • 1 package (16 ounces) extra firm tofu, drained, patted dry, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced or cut into strips
  • 1 cup cauliflower, cut into 2-inch florets

TOPPINGS (optional)

  • Mixed salad greens, for serving

For Greek-Inspired Bowls

  • Primal Kitchen Greek Dressing, to taste
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped

For Buffalo Bowls

  • Primal Kitchen No-Dairy Buffalo Sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions


  • Large Bowl
  • Small Bowl
  • Silicone-Tipped Tongs
  • Whisk
  • Step 1

    Add the white rice, garlic powder, parsley, and salt to the bottom of the unit. Add 2 cups of water or stock and mix well.

  • Step 2

    To a large bowl, add tofu and 1 tablespoon avocado oil and toss to evenly coat. Then add cornstarch, garlic powder, and salt and toss until evenly coated.

  • Step 3

    In a small bowl, toss the pepper, 1 teaspoon avocado oil, and a pinch of salt. Pull out the legs on the Crisper Tray, then place the tray in the elevated position in the pot. Place the tofu and pepper on top of the tray.

  • Step 4

    Close the lid and flip the SmartSwitch™ to RAPID COOKER. Select SPEEDI MEALS, set temperature to 350°F, and set time for 1015 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (the unit will steam for approx. 10 minutes before crisping).

  • Step 5

    While the food is cooking, mix the cauliflower with the remaining oil and a pinch of salt. Add the cauliflower to the crisper tray for the final 7 minutes of cooking.

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, use silicone-tipped tongs to grab the center handle and remove the tray from the unit.

  • Step 7

    For Greek-Inspired Bowls, place a handful of mixed greens into serving bowls. Top with rice, tofu, and vegetables. Drizzle each bowl with Greek Dressing and top with 1 tablespoon fresh parsley.

  • Step 8

    For Buffalo Bowls, place a handful of mixed greens into serving bowls. Top with rice, tofu, and vegetables. Drizzle with Buffalo Sauce and top with 1 tablespoon chopped green onions.