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Curry fried Wakame

Curry fried Wakame

We are all about minimalistic meals lately. So today, we are making a delicious and incredibly simple Curry fried Wakame recipe to indulge all your senses. This yummy seaweed recipe is made with a handful of ingredients and is jam-packed with nutrients to fuel you up for the day. 

I made this recipe a while ago. You know, one of those days that you are really craving a homemade meal but you don't have all the time in the world. As I often do, I opened the fridge and the pantry, stared cluelessly for a second, and suddenly I saw some wakame seaweed sitting very lonely all the way in the back. 

I didn't have a wakame recipe that I could quickly put together, so I made one up on the spot. It only took me 20 minutes to cook everything, including the rice. Now, since I usually have a batch of rice made ahead of time, I can have this yummy seaweed recipe ready in less than 10 minutes. 

Curry fried Wakame ingredients

If you've never used wakame before, let me do a quick intro. This edible seaweed is widely used in Asia, you see it a lot in soups, salads and as a side dish. It's a bit thick with a velvety texture, and it has very unique umami ocean-like taste, a bit briny I would say. 

Wakame and other seaweeds are super loaded with nutrients and health benefits. They have anti-inflammatory properties, may help control blood sugar and insulin levels and are good for the heart. Seaweed may also help promote weight loss and support thyroid health. 

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to have a yummy seaweed recipe under your sleeve. I know the briny taste of seaweed can be a bit much for some people, especially if you are not used to it. For that reason, we are making curry fried seaweed. 

firm tofu cubes

I masked the taste of the seaweed with curry powder. We are adding it generously here, and if you feel it needs more, don't shy away. I use a very mild one so it's not super spicy for me or my kids. That way, I can go all out with it.  

The cooking process is really easy. I buy dried wakame, so I leave it soaking for 10 minutes before putting it in the pan. Then I heat up a bit of oil, add the garlic and the seaweed. I let this cook for about 5 minutes before putting in the tofu. 

I wanted this wakame recipe to have more substance and to have a bit of protein in the mix. Tofu is a great plant based protein option and it's also affordable and easy to cook. Once I have everything on the pan, I sprinkle as much curry as I think necessary and add soy sauce. 

This is such an easy and delightful meal! I serve it alongside brown rice and it's just the perfect quick and healthy lunch option! 

Curry fried Wakame close up

Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 2
Allergens: Soy


For the curry fried wakame

  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 7 oz firm tofu (sliced)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsps light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup wakame seaweed (soak in water for about 10 minutes)

For the rice

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups water


  1. Cook the rice for about 20-30 minutes until soft.
  2. Use a frying pan and heat up the oil, add the garlic and the seaweed, fry for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the tofu and stir fry for 5 more minutes together with the curry powder.
  4. Add the soy sauce and adjust the taste before serving it alongside rice, enjoy!

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