Recipe by Elise and family
Yum! This is easy and really makes a change from the same old flavours. It really does taste like restaurant food! I have made it with tofu and with fake beef (President's Choice) and it is was good both ways. The tofu is less expensive and a bit more delicate. The fake beef was more chewy and occasionally a bit of 'Tofurkey' flavour sneaked through.
- 1⁄4 cup tamari
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
- 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon water
- 225 g firm tofu (1/2 pkg. or 1/2 pound)
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil
- 1⁄2 medium yellow onion, sliced (not diced)
- 2 large carrots, sliced
- 1 green onion
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 2 cups water
Directions See How It's Made
- In a baking dish, combine Tamari, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, Hoisin sauce, sesame oil and water. Chop Tofu in medium strips and add. Stir well, making sure the tofu is thoroughly covered in sauce.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour, up to one hour.
- Prepare rice. When rice is cooked, leave covered and begin to prepare 'beef'.
- Fry onion and carrots in peanut oil in a frying pan over medium heat until onion is translucent.
- Add 'beef' and sauce the beef was in to frying pan. Fry 5-10 minutes, until heated through.
- Serve over rice, topped with chopped green onion. Enjoy!