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August 22, 2015

Easy cauliflower rice bowls with marinated tofu, cilantro and avocado.

Let brokkolirisret med marineret tofu, koriander og avokado. 

Easy Tofu Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice Pilaf #glutenfree #grainfree

It feels oddly unreal to be back behind my computer in my little room in little Denmark after one of the most amazing weeks in my life at the World Science Conference Israel (WSCI) in Jerusalem. The past 7 days have been utterly amazing with incredibly interesting lectures from 15 Nobel laureates (I especially enjoyed the micro biology ones), exiting tours around Jerusalem and last but lot least new wonderful friends from all over the world – all insanely smart and incredibly sweet and open young science students.

The fact that so many students with so many different backgrounds and cultures and get along so well just makes me think that we really aren’t that different from each other. And I hope one day everyone will realize that.


Det er en meget mærkelig følelse igen at sidde hjemme bag min computer på mit lille værelse i lille Danmark efter en af de mest fantastiske uger til World Science Conference Israel (WSCI) i Jerusalem. De sidste syv dage har været spækket med spændende foredrag fra bl.a. 15 nobelprismodtagere (specielt mikrobiologiforelæsningerne var spændende), utrolige ture rundt i Jerusalem og sidst men ikke mindst nye venner fra hele verden – alle urealistisk kloge og helt fantastisk søde og imødekommende unge science studerende.

At så mange forskellige mennesker med forskellige baggrunde og forskellige kulturer kan bliver venner på så kort tid får mig virkelig til at tænke på, at vi slet ikke er så forskellige. Og det håber jeg alle en dag vil indse.

Photo by Zoog Productions

Photo by Zoog Productions

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Israel is amazing! It was a very special feeling to be looking at the Western Wall with the Dome of the Rock in background knowing the big Christian cathedral and the Holy Sepulcher was just around the corner. So much religion gathered in one place.

Also when it comes to food, Israel is amazing – and a paradise for vegetarians. I’ve been eating so many super delicious salads, loads of falafels, tons of fresh fruit and my own weight in hummus. The Israeli population is a composition of people from all over the world – which means the cuisine includes the best of all cuisines.


Israel er fantastisk. Det var en meget underlig følelse at stå og kigge på Grædemuren med kuplen fra Klippemoskeen i baggrunden og vide, at den kristne kirke og dermed det hellige gravkammer lå lige rundt om hjørnet. Så meget religion samlet på et sted.

Også når det kommer til mad er Israel et skønt land – og et Mekka for vegetarer. Jeg har spist så mange lækre salater, massere af falafler, bjerge af frisk frugt og noget nær min egen vægt i hummus. Den Israelske befolkning består af mennesker fra hele verden – og derfor er det Israelske køkken en god blanding af den bedste mad fra hele kloden.


Photo by Zoog Productions

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I have a recipe or two I’d love to share with you all, but first I wanted to share this super delicious dish I made just before going to Israel. It is a lovely and tasty easy dinner. And most importantly: it’s fork food – yes!


Jeg har en opskrift eller to at dele med jer, men først får I lige den her super lækre ret, jeg lavede lige inden, jeg tog af sted. Den er så skøn og let at lave. Og så er det mad, man kan spise i en skål med kun en gaffel – min yndlings.

Easy Tofu Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice Pilaf

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • TOFU
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 thumb sized piece of ginger
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. sesame oil
  • ½ tsp chili flakes
  • 200 g. firm tofu (1 package)
  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 big handful of cilantro
  • Pepper and salt to taste (I used a smoked kind – very delicious)
  • 1 big avocado
  • Sesame seeds for topping (eventually toasted)


  1. TOFU: Place tofu between two pieces of kitchen towels and place something heavy on top to drain the tofu. Let drain for min. 10 minutes. Meanwhile make the marinate my grating the ginger and mixing everything together. Cut the tofu into ½ inch pieces and let marinate for min. 10 minutes.
  2. CAULIFLOWER: While the tofu marinates make the cauliflower pilaf. Cut the cauliflower into smaller pieces and place them in a food processor. Blend until it resembles rice. Heat up sesame oil on a big pan. Mince the garlic and fry it in the oil for 5 minutes. Add on the cauliflower rice and fry for 5-10 minutes – until al dente.
  3. While the cauliflower cooks, fry the tofu pieces in coconut oil or ghee until all the marinate had been soaked up.
  4. When the cauliflower rice is al dente add in chopped cilantro and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve by adding cauliflower pilaf to 4 bowls, then tofu and top with more cilantro, avocado pieces and sesame seeds.

Easy Tofu Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice Pilaf #glutenfree #grainfree


22 responses to “Easy Tofu Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice Pilaf”

  1. You are speaking my language with these stir fry bowls! I love cauliflower rice, my housemate makes it really well (I have never tried bc I always leave it up to him!)

    Sounds like you had a great week! Israel = now on the bucket list. the food sounds off the chain. I’d be in heaven.

  2. Anne says:

    This looks absolutely gorgeous!!! And that conference looked like it was soo much fun!!!

  3. caileejoy says:

    WOW! Looks like you’ve had such a blast at that conference! I just love how you’ve connected with all different kinds of wonderful people! That’s so great! …and this recipe looks amazing as well!! I always love how you share posts about your life alongside a new recipe! It’s just the sweetest thing!! Thanks Josefine! Hope you’re doing great :)

  4. Awh, it sounds like you had a really nice time! Israel seems incredible and so does its cuisine. I cannot wait to check out those recipes!
    This looks delish too! x

  5. Hi Josefine!
    What an amazing opportunity. I am glad you had such a interesting and great time in Jerusalem. Can imagine that the food scene is thriving there. Would love to see it with my own eyes one day! For now I have have to do with Ottolenghi’s book and your stories. And that’s perfectly fine! Lovely recipe too! Cauliflower rice is so much more delicious than I thought when I made it for the first time. And it’s an easy way to eat your veggies too. And those bowls, are they Broste Copenhagen’s? I think I have them too!


    • Thank you so much sweet Ingrid!
      Jerusalem was amazing! I hope you will get the opportunity to go there one day then :D
      I had never heard of Ottolenghi, but I just googled him, and the stories sound great.

      Yep, caulirice is so much more delicious than ordinary rice.

  6. Wow! Looks like you had an amazing time in Israel.. great pictures. loved reading your post.. and what can I say about the cauliflower pilaf, it is just impeccable! ! So much deliciousness in one bowl. :)

  7. I’m so pleased you had a fab time in Israel! The food is amazing, love Israeli cuisine. :D This stir fried tofu and pilaf looks divine, I love the flavours you’ve added to the tofu! Delicious recipe, Josefine!

  8. Just stumbled upon your blog and I really love what I’ve been seeing so far!! This cauliflower rice looks great. And I also really liked hearing about your time in Israel… I’ve heard it’s really great for vegans/vegetarians so I’m dying to go! :D

    • Hi Sarah! I am so glad you came across my blog. Thank you very much :)
      Isreal is a wonderland for vegans and vegeatians. Mostly because vegan food is an actual part of their regular food – yummy!
      I’ll go check out your blog right away!

  9. Jerusalem sounds amazing! And the food!! What an amazing experience for you Josefin. Also, thank you for posting this dish, I saw it pop up in my Instagram feed the other day when trying to decide what to have for dinner, and ended up with a very similar cauli/tofu bowl – so good! :)

  10. Looks like you had a great time in Israel. I always like to read about your trips and when you share your pictures :)
    This pilaf is delicious! I love such simple bowls, I could eat this one too everyday ;)

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