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Orak Arik Tahu Jamur - Tofu, Mushroom, and Egg Stir-Fry

Eggs, fried tofu, and mushrooms make a delicious meatless dish that everyone in the family will enjoy. Use fried tofu cubes to make this quick dish even speedier.
Orak arik tahu jamur - Tofu, mushroom, and egg stir-fry.

Orak arik tahu jamur - Tofu, mushroom, and egg stir-fry.

Orak arik is a simple everyday dish consists mainly of scrambled eggs with vegetables, tofu, mushroom, and even meat if you so wish, though the most common ones are usually just vegetables.

Today I am sharing a recipe for orak arik tahu jamur, which is a version of this popular Indonesian household dish with mushrooms and fried tofu cubes.

If you want a quick dish to finish your carrot or odd stalk of celery, this is going to be the perfect dish to make as long as you have some eggs and vegetables to go along with it.

I also have another orak arik recipe using just eggs and vegetables for when you are running out of tofu and/or mushrooms. :)

Ingredients for orak arik tahu jamur: egg, tofu, mushroom, onion, shallot, garlic, red bell pepper, scallions, salt, white pepper, fish sauce, oyster sauce, and kecap manis.

Ingredients for orak arik tahu jamur: egg, tofu, mushroom, onion, shallot, garlic, red bell pepper, scallions, salt, white pepper, fish sauce, oyster sauce, and kecap manis.

Ingredients for orak arik tahu jamur

For the egg scramble portion, we will need eggs, salt, and ground white pepper.

For the fried tofu cubes, we will need firm/extra-firm tofu, garlic, salt, and water.

TIPS: You can buy fried tofu cubes from Asian grocery so you can skip frying the tofu portion and finish preparing this dish even faster.

The remaining ingredients include shallot, onion, garlic, scallions, red chilies/red bell pepper, fresh mushroom, oyster sauce, kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), fish sauce, and ground white pepper.

(1) Sauté onion, shallot, garlic, white part of scallions, and red bell pepper. (2) Add mushrooms and cook until wilted. (3) Push all the vegetables to one side and make egg scramble. (4) Add tofu and seasonings.

(1) Sauté onion, shallot, garlic, white part of scallions, and red bell pepper. (2) Add mushrooms and cook until wilted. (3) Push all the vegetables to one side and make egg scramble. (4) Add tofu and seasonings.

Fried tofu cubes

If you decide to fry your own tofu, start by cutting a block of firm/extra-firm tofu into 16 pieces.

Marinate tofu cubes with minced garlic, salt, and water for about 15 minutes.

Heat about two tablespoons of oil in a non-stick frying pan or a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet over medium heat.

Pat dry tofu cubes, then fry until all the tofu cubes are golden brown. Set aside.

Transfer the finished dish to a serving plater and garnish with scallions.

Transfer the finished dish to a serving plater and garnish with scallions.

Cooking orak arik tahu jamur

1. Beat eggs

In a mixing bowl, lightly beat together eggs with salt and ground white pepper. Set aside.

2. Fry aromatics

Add 2 tablespoon oil to the frying pan. Stir fry shallot, onion, garlic, the white part of scallions, and Fresno chilies/bell pepper until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

3. Fry mushroom

Add mushroom, stir to mix, and cook until the mushroom wilt.

4. Make egg scramble

Push everything to one side of the pan. Pour beaten eggs to the clean side of the pan. When the eggs start to set, stir with a spatula to make scrambled eggs.

5. Add tofu and seasoning

Return fried tofu cubes to the pan. Season with oyster sauce, sweet soy sauce, fish sauce, and ground white pepper. Mix well. Adjust seasoning as needed.

6. Serve

Turn off heat. Transfer to a serving plate, and garnish with the green part of scallions.

Orak arik tahu jamur with thinly sliced king trumpet mushrooms.

Orak arik tahu jamur with thinly sliced king trumpet mushrooms.

Orak Arik Tahu Jamur - Tofu, Mushroom, and Egg Stir-Fry

5.0 from 6 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson

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Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Serves: 4

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Ingredients

  • Egg scramble
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • Fried tofu cubes
  • 1 block firm tofu (about 450 gram/1 lb), cut into cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • The rest of the ingredients
  • 50 gram shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 scallions, separate whites and greens, thinly sliced
  • 3 red fresno chilies (or 1 red bell pepper), seeded and diced
  • 250 gram (8 oz) fresh mushroom (any variety), cut into bite sizes
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (Indonesian: kecap manis)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper

Instructions

  1. Marinate tofu: Marinate tofu cubes with garlic, salt, and water in a mixing bowl for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Fry tofu: Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a non-stick frying pan on medium heat. Fry tofu cubes until golden brown, set aside.
  3. Beat eggs: In a mixing bowl, lightly beat together eggs with salt and ground white pepper. Set aside.
  4. Fry aromatics: Add 2 tablespoon oil to the frying pan. Stir fry shallot, onion, garlic, the white part of scallions, and Fresno chilies/bell pepper until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  5. Fry mushroom: Add mushroom, stir to mix, and cook until the mushroom wilt.
  6. Make egg scramble: Push everything to one side of the pan. Pour beaten eggs to the clean side of the pan. When the eggs start to set, stir with a spatula to make scrambled eggs.
  7. Add tofu and seasoning: Return fried tofu cubes to the pan. Season with oyster sauce, sweet soy sauce, fish sauce, and ground white pepper. Mix well. Adjust seasoning as needed.
  8. Serve: Turn off heat. Transfer to a serving plate, and garnish with the green part of scallions.
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Comments

  • Gary Gary says:

    Wow! This sounds delicious and looks beautiful. Great recipe!

  • Steph Steph says:

    Hi Anita, I made this tonight, it was easy and delicious! Thank you for the recipe :)

    • Anita Anita says:

      I am glad you like the recipe Steph :)

  • mi2kho mi2kho says:

    Anita, besides the mushrooms I didn't see the vegetables. When do I mix in the vegetables like carrots and celery? Thank you

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hi mi2kho, I don't include vegetables for this particular recipe. If you want to, you can add up to 250 gram (~ 1/2 lb) of carrot, celery, and/or green beans (total, not each vegetables). You will want to add the vegetables along with mushrooms (step 5). You shouldn't need to adjust the seasonings, but you may want to increase the salt just a little bit to account for the additional vegetables. :)

  • Jeannette Jeannette says:

    Fantastic. I just love this recipe and how it's meatless! It's got so much texture going for it and being stir fries makes it all the more tasty. Thanks for sharing, Anita!

  • Anjali  Anjali says:

    Yum! This turned out so good! I love all of the flavors in this recipe - it was super tasty and satisfying!

  • Jacqueline Meldrum Jacqueline Meldrum says:

    You had me at tofu and this looks so yummy. I have to try it.

  • Adrianne Adrianne says:

    Yum! An authentic recipe that has the wow factor..I love this. Can't wait to try it!

  • SandhyaH SandhyaH says:

    Sounds so delicious Anita with all the added protein! I am going to try it soon.

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