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Thai Tofu Quinoa Bowl Recipe

SERVINGS: 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package extra firm tofu (15 oz), diced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1½ cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2/3 cup chopped scallions
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro

For the sauce:
  • 2 teaspoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons Srircha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk
  • ½ tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger

 

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. 30 minutes before cooking, drain and rinse tofu.
    • Wrap in clean dish towel and place on rimmed dinner plate.
    • Place another plate on top and weight down with something heavy to press out some of the excess liquid.
    • Let sit 15-30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  3. Toss tofu, soy sauce and sesame oil in bowl.
  4. Place tofu in single layer on lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes tossing every ten minutes to crisp tofu on all sides.
  6. Toast and cook quinoa.
    • Place a medium sizes sauce pan on medium low heat.
    • Add in dry quinoa and toast for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden brown.
    • Add broth to quinoa, lower heat slightly.
    • Cover and cook for 12-15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
    • Fluff with a fork and set aside.
  7. Make the sauce:
    • Place peanut butter in bowl and microwave for 10 seconds to melt.
    • Add remaining ingredients and whisk well to combine.
  8. Toast the almonds:
    • Place almonds in small sauce pan.
    • Cook on medium low heat, stirring occasionally until almonds are golden grown.
  9. Toss together quinoa, vegetables, herbs, tofu, and nuts.
  10. Pour sauce over everything and toss to combine. ENJOY!

NUTRITION FACTS (1 serving, 1/6 of recipe)
Calories: 232
Total Fat: 10 g
Total Carbohydrates: 27 g
  Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  Sugars: 4 g
Protein: 12 g

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