Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tofu Stir Fry

My kids literally fought over the Tofu!  I know you think I am crazy... but don't knock it till you try it! Here is what you will need...

1 Extra Firm Tofu Block
1 Bag of Stir Fry Veggies (I got these at Trader Joes)
1 Onion
1 Cup Quinoa, rinsed
Liquid Aminos
Asian Cooking Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, Etc

First you want to rinse your Quinoa very well, like I have said before your Quinoa will taste very bitter if you skip this step.

In a medium saucepan add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of Quinoa, bring to a boil.  Turn the heat off, cover and set aside.  It will conitue to steam cook on its own.

Next you want to press out all the water out of the tofu... if you press all the water of of the tofu you will make room for flavor!!! I take the tofu out of the package and dump the water.  I wrap the tofu in some paper towels, just like a little gift...

Then I wrap in a large kitchen towel... and I press the heck out of it!!!

Cut in whatever size pieces you like... I like long strips.

I pan fry with a little oil until nice and brown on both sides... Now please wear an apron or an old shirt... tofu does pop... so just be careful...Very important you do not put too much oil.

Set on paper towel to drain excess oil.

Chop your onions

Once you are done with tofu... add a little more oil and cook your onions.

Add your bag of stir fry veggies

Add your tofu, you do not want to over cook the veggies... you want them to have a bite to them!

Add your cooking sauce!

Toss a couple of times and YOU ARE DONE!

Serve over a nice heaping scoop of Quinoa


I like to put some asian hot sauce

See... proof that my children eat tofu!

This is what everyone's plate looked like!

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