Barberry Rice with Tofu

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Barberry Rice

Barberry Rice With Tofu


  • 2 cups long-grain basmati rice, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup barberries (dried)
  • 1 pkg. firm tofu cut into small cubes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron
  • salt and pepper to taste


1- Wash barberries well, drain, and saute in a small pan with 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon sugar for 2 minutes, stirring, or until plump. Add saffron, mix well and set it aside.

2- In a large frying pan, sauté tofu in 1 tablespoon olive oil until lightly browned for about five minutes. seasoned them with salt and pepper. Add the barberry mixture to the tofu and mix well.

3- Cook rice using the recipe given for plain rice.

4- For serving pour half of the plain rice on a serving dish then pour half of the barberry/ tofu mixture on top, do the same with the rest.

5- Enjoy

Note: Dried cranberries are a good substitute for barberries.

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