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