Crispy Air-fried Tofu Lunch Bowl

Easy to make and delicious lunch bowl with crispy air fried tofu, fresh cucumber slices and aromatic basmati rice. Recipe by Eden.

Serves 2 | Prep time: 5 mins | Cooking time: 15 mins


  • 1 pack Tilda Microwave Steamed Pure Basmati Rice 250g (or use 1 cup of uncooked Basmati rice)
  • 375g block firm tofu

Tofu Marinade

  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce (use Tamari for GF option)
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or sweetener of choice
  • Pinch of chilli flakes
  • Pinch of turmeric

To Serve

  • Sesame seeds
  • 1 cucumber, sliced


  1. Slice the tofu into large pieces. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade.
  2. Place each piece of tofu inside the marinade, flip to coat both sides, leave for a few minutes.
  3. Cook in an air-fryer for 10 mins at 200°C/392°F, turning once and brushing more marinade on top when you do. You can also cook in the oven at the same temperature for 10-15 mins.
  4. Heat the Tilda rice in the microwave and transfer to a bowl. Or if you’re cooking your basmati rice from scratch on a stove top use a rice to water ratio of 1 cup of rice to 1.5 cups of water and the absorption method:
    • Place the water and rice in saucepan then bring to simmer on medium-high without the lid.
    • When the surface starts to bubble place the lid on top and turn down the heat to medium-low and cook for about 10-12 minutes.
    • Remove from heat, let rice rest for 10 minutes, fluff with a rice paddle, then it’s ready to be served.
  5. Top with the crispy tofu pieces, a sprinkle of sesame seeds and cucumber. Enjoy!

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Guest Blogger Eden – Vegan by Eden

I'm Eden. I'm an Australian food blogger from Sydney but now living in the cold Snowy Mountains of Australia. I've been vegan for 6 years and I love creating really delicious but simple recipes. I hope to inspire others with my easy to follow recipes and show them how fun eating vegan and plant-based can be. See all recipes by Eden

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