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Monday, August 29, 2011

Recipe Post:: Chili-Glazed Tofu over Asparagus and Rice

I've been slacking on the blog. I actually have two in the works. I'm just having trouble finding the time to sit and write them!

Sorry for the lack of photo. But we ate it before I thought to take a picture!

This recipe is from Cooking Light and it is easy and fantastic!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 (3 1/2-ounce) bag boil-in-bag long-grain rice (I replaced boil-in-bag rice with good ol' brown rice. More time consuming, but I feel worth the effort).
  • 2 1/4 cups chopped asparagus (about 1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon hot chili sauce with garlic (such as KA·ME) (We up'd this a bit for more spice)
  • 1 pound extrafirm tofu, drained and cut lengthwise into 9 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided (we always skip the salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup preshredded carrot (just shredded our own real quick)
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil

Preparation

  • Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan. Add bag of rice, submerging bag completely in water. Boil 10 minutes. Carefully remove bag from pan, leaving boiling water in pan. Add asparagus to pan; cook 1 minute. Drain.
  • While rice cooks, heat peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Combine sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, and chili sauce in a small bowl. Sprinkle tofu with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add tofu to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Add soy sauce mixture; cook 20 seconds, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Combine rice, asparagus, 1/2 teaspoon salt, carrot, and sesame oil. Serve tofu over rice.

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I am the owner of The Fit Life, LLC. The Fit Life, LLC offers fitness instruction and nutrition counseling in a holistic way. I focus on personal training using mainly your own body strength--very little equipment. I also hold a certification in holistic nutrition. Because nutrition counseling regulations are very strict in Ohio, I'm still working on what nutrition services I can provide to my clients; however, I'm happy to provide general nutrition information. I enjoy teaching TRX, Indoor Cycling, and Boot Camps.

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