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Tofu with Peanut Sauce

Serve this Tofu with Peanut Sauce with broccolini and rice for a delicious, hearty, and healthy vegan and gluten-free dinner.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
 
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Tofu with Peanut Sauce
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 557 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 14 ounces extra firm tofu, drained and pressed
  • 2 tbsp oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 small bunch broccolini, stems chopped 1-2"
  • 1 batch Thai Peanut Sauce
  • 1-2 green onions, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
  • a few sprigs of cilantro
Instructions
  1. Start by making rice according to package instructions. While rice cooks, prepare everything else.

  2. In a small blender combine all the ingredients for the Peanut Ginger Sauce. Blend until smooth and set aside. 

  3. In a large cast iron skillet heat 1 tbsp of oil over medium heat. Cube tofu into 1/2" inch pieces. Once the oil is hot (it should sizzle when tofu hits the pan) add tofu and salt. Pan-fry for 5-7 minutes stirring frequently until tofu is golden brown on all sides. 

  4. Add 1/2 of the peanut sauce to the tofu and stir until tofu is completely coated. Some of the sauce may stick to the pan; that's okay. Once the tofu has caramelized on the edges (another 5 minutes) remove from heat and set aside. 

  5. Add remaining oil to a separate pan. Sauté the broccolini (or vegetable of choice) for 5 minutes until the broccolini has wilted and is tender. 

  6. To serve, spoon rice in the bottoms of each bowl. Evenly divide the tofu and broccolini and top with extra sauce and topping of choice. Serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes

Serving and Storing - Serve this meal shortly after it's made. Serve over rice, noodles, quinoa, cauliflower rice, or omit the grain all together for a low-carb vegan meal. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To eat leftovers, gently reheat the stir fry over the stove or in the microwave.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of tofu should I use? Use high-protein extra-firm tofu. This particular tofu does not need to be pressed. If you can only find water-packed tofu, make sure to thoroughly press out the water with a tofu press. Softer tofu will crumble and not give you the same chewy texture.

Is this recipe gluten-free? As it is written, the recipe is not gluten-free because the peanut sauce contains soy sauce. However, you can easily make this recipe gluten-free by using Tamari – a wheat-free alternative to soy sauce.

 

Nutrition Facts
Calories Per Serving: 557
% Daily Value
Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Protein 22g 44%
Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 5g 31%
Sodium 1272mg 55%
Potassium 639mg 18%
Fiber 4g 17%
Sugar 5g 6%
Vitamin A 30IU 1%
Vitamin C 1.2mg 1%
Calcium 76mg 8%
Iron 3mg 17%