Recipe by Lynne the Pirate Queen
This comes courtesy of the Bob's Red Mill recipe collection. The original version called for serving over quinoa, but since I never have that available and suspect many others don't either, this version I'm posting simply calls for rice. Feel free to serve this over quinoa or whatever grain suits you; soba noodles would probably be great too. Personally, I always omit the mushrooms because of an allergy; the veggies are really just suggestions anyway, so adapt and experiment according to your needs. Chopped peanuts are nice added to this, too, for added crunch. NOTE: Cook time does not include cooking of the rice, since that will vary according to the kind you use.
Top Review by Shannon V. Holmes
My husband and I really enjoyed this. I added ginger and garlic to the peanut sauce. I used seasoned rice vinegar. I also pressed the tofu for a half hour then cut into 3 equal slabs horizontally and then into small triangles. I then coated in egg then in cornstarch and fried in batches in a small amount of oil. I think it would be better if I had more veggies, I only had onion, broccoli and carrots. I would make this again, thanks for posting.
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 small head broccoli, chopped
- 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
- 5 medium mushrooms, sliced
- 1 (12 -14 ounce) package extra firm tofu, cubed
- 1⁄2 cup hot water
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter
- cayenne pepper, to taste
- 3 cups cooked rice
Directions See How It's Made
- In a small bowl, combine peanut butter, hot water, vinegar, soy sauce, and cayenne pepper. (Don't worry if sauce is not entirely blended; heat will melt the peanut butter into a smooth texture when added to wok.).
- Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Sauté broccoli, pepper, mushrooms, and tofu for 5 minutes.
- Pour peanut sauce over vegetable-tofu mix. Simmer for 3-5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and crisp.
- Serve over rice, and enjoy!