Fresh Greens and Spicy Tofu Bento Bowl

"This is a great one dish, pan-asian meal and makes for a healthy, well-balanced lunch or dinner. The combination of the spicy, rich tofu and the fresh cool greens really makes the dish pop. Adapted from Vegetarian Times."
 
Fresh Greens and Spicy Tofu Bento Bowl created by CaliforniaJan
Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
13
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Whisk together soy sauce, chile-garlic sauce, and sesame oil in bowl.
  • Heat skillet over medium heat. Dip tofu in soy sauce mixture; cook 10 minutes, or until browned. Cool 10 minutes.
  • Add green onions, yogurt, and lemon juice to remaining chile mixture. Toss with tofu.
  • Mound rice in serving bowls. Top with greens. Shave carrot strips over top with vegetable peeler. Top with tofu, cucumber, and avocado. Sprinkle with sesame seeds; serve with chile-soy sauce mixture.

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  1. Maito
    Delicious! I followed another reviewer and decreased the sesame oil (to 1/2 TBSP) and did not pan fry the tofu, so it would hold shape - I microwaved it instead. The other change I made was to sub cabbage for the greens, since that sounded better to us (I also used maybe 1/4 the amount). This made a great veggie meal, I think the cucumber and avocado are really crucial; we would definitely make it again. The two of us ate most of this.
     
  2. Maito
    Delicious! I followed another reviewer and decreased the sesame oil (to 1/2 TBSP) and did not pan fry the tofu, so it would hold shape - I microwaved it instead. The other change I made was to sub cabbage for the greens, since that sounded better to us (I also used maybe 1/4 the amount). This made a great veggie meal, I think the cucumber and avocado are really crucial; we would definitely make it again. The two of us ate most of this.
     
  3. rpgaymer
    Mmmm, this is so good. The store was out of extra-firm tofu though, so I had to use the firm kind... It kind of fell apart in the sauce and looked like a chunky tofu scramble, but it still tasted incredible. The only change I would maybe make next time is cutting down the amount of sesame oil in half, as it was a bit overpowering.
     
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    Fresh Greens and Spicy Tofu Bento Bowl Created by rpgaymer
  5. CaliforniaJan
    Love, love, love this. Made for ZWT and wouldn't change anything either. Wonderful spicy tofu nestled with the creamy avocado and other veggies in a sauce with a nice kick. It is hopping right into my best of 2011 cookbook! Thanks for posting.
     

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