Preparation Time
Serves 1, Prep Time 20-Minutes


  • 1/3-cup white sushi rice
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2/3-cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 1/3 block extra firm tofu
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 3 scallion strands, chopped
  • extra virgin olive oil


  1. In a pot, bring the rice and water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce the heat to low.
  3. Cut the vanilla bean in half and scrape out the seeds allowing them to fall into the rice.
  4. Cook until all the rice absorbs the water, about 15-minutes.
  5. Add sea salt to taste.
  6. Meanwhile, slice the tofu into thin rectangles, about 1/8-inch.
  7. In a sautee pan, heat the sesame oil over high heat.
  8. Test the pan with a sprinkle of water and when it sizzles, add the tofu.
  9. Cook the tofu until it is golden. Flip and do the same for the other side.
  10. In a third pan, over medium heat, sautee the scallions in a drizzle of olive oil until it is slightly charred.
  11. When everything is done, grab a serving bowl, place the rice in the bowl. top it with the tofu and then sprinkle the scallions on top of the tofu.
  12. Serve