Black Rice Bowls with Crispy Tofu

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Piled high with Teriyaki-flavored Black Rice, Crispy Tofu, and a crunchy Asian Slaw, these Black Rice Bowls are hearty, nourishing, and satisfying!

Happy Spring! I don’t know about you guys, but the weather here in the PNW has been absolutely amazing. I’m SO ready to shed these (albeit cozy) winter layers and trade them in for some light sweaters, sundresses, and open-toed shoes.

I asked you all for Spring recipe suggestions on Instagram, and a lot of you asked for lighter bowls, filling salads, and fresh desserts! All of which I am more than happy to supply. 😉 Today we’re starting out with these Black Rice Bowls with Crispy Tofu and a crunchy Asian Slaw. Can you say YUM!?!

ingredients for black rice bowls in small glass bowls arranged on gray stone backdrop

I’ve been fascinated with Black Rice for a while now (I mean, can you look at that color?!), but my giant mason jar of it has been sitting in my pantry for….quite some time. So, I decided to make a bowl-style recipe centered around it! Black Rice has more “bite” to it than traditional rice, as well as a nutty aroma and flavor. I decided to combine it with some Tamari, fresh Ginger, and fresh Garlic to create a Teriyaki-infused Rice that’s delicious enough to eat on its own.

ingredients for teriyaki black rice arranged on round wooden cutting board

(That being said, if you can’t find Black Rice near you, no worries! You can easily substitute it with Short or Long Grain Brown Rice).

This recipe is more of a “Meal Prep” style one, ie it has multiple components. But once you pair that yummy Black Rice with my Crispy Tofu and the crunchy Asian Slaw I posted on the blog earlier this week, you’ll see why I’m telling you to put them all together.

two bowls filled with black rice, tofu, and steamed broccoli and garnished with sesame seeds

You totally don’t have to make this for Meal Prep either – the steps are easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner as well! Simply prep your Tofu first, then start to cook your Rice. Prep the Asian Slaw and steam some Broccoli while everything bakes/simmers away, then serve and enjoy 🙂

side view of two white speckled bowls filled with black rice, crispy tofu, broccoli, and asian slaw

A Few Final Thoughts:

  • I used fresh Garlic and Ginger in the Rice recipe, but you can substitute with 1/2 tsp of their powdered forms if you don’t have them on hand.
  • Both the Crispy Tofu and Asian Slaw can be prepped in advance if you are looking to save more time.
  • Looking for more tasty bowl recipes? You’ll also love these Banh Mi Bowls, these Quinoa Sushi Bowls, or these Orange Tofu Buddha Bowls!

close up photo of black rice bowl with wooden chopsticks

Finally, if you make this recipe and decide to share it on Facebook or Instagram, don’t forget to tag me @FromMyBowl + #FromMyBowl! I love seeing your delicious recreations 🙂


Black Rice Bowls with Crispy Tofu

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Piled high with Teriyaki-flavored Black Rice, Crispy Tofu, and a crunchy Asian Slaw, these Black Rice Bowls are hearty, nourishing, and satisfying! 

  • Author: Caitlin Shoemaker
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American



For the Rice:

For Serving:


  1. (Note: Prepare the Crispy Tofu first, if you do not have it prepped in advance) Add all ingredients to a medium bot and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low to maintain a simmer, cover, and cook until rice is tender and water is absorbed, about 35-40 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  2. While the Rice is cooking, prepare the Asian Slaw and any additional bowl toppings that you would like.
  3. Once everything is ready, add the cooked Black Rice to the bottom of each bowl, then top with Asian Slaw, Crispy Tofu, and Broccoli (Optional). Garnish with freshly chopped Green Onion and Sesame Seeds, if desired. Serve warm.
  4. Rice leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.


  • Tamari may be substituted with Liquid Aminos or Soy Sauce (not GF).
  • You may notice some fine “hair-like” strands in your cooked rice – don’t worry! That’s from the Fresh Ginger, and is totally normal (and delicious).

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  1. HI Caitlin! How do I keep the tofu from getting soggy if I want to meal prep this? Thanks.

    1. Hey! I would just keep it separate from everything else. You can still make the crispy tofu in advance and keep it refrigerated.

  2. This recipe came out super lovely I am very pleased as were the others who ate it! I followed the recipe exactly and no problems. Thanks!

  3. Hi Caitlin. I love your recipes! I do have a suggestion/request though. I think it would be so much easier if you listed all ingredients and preparation steps within the recipe instead of including links to various elements. When trying to make a recipe from the web, it would be so much more convenient if everything was listed in one place and therefore on one screen. Thanks!