Asian Style Garlic Tofu with Rice (Vegetarian)

NEMs!
Here is a tasty TOFU dish that’s quick and easy to make & is great for those who are vegetarians! You’ll need to prep steps 1-5 to let the tofu marinate for about 20-30 minutes. ¬† ūüôā
 
INGREDIENTS

  • (1) lb. of extra firm Tofu
  • Rice of your choice (1) cup or more depending on the # of eaters
    • You can sub Quinoa
  • 4-5 Green Onions
  • (2) Tbsp. Sesame Oil (or Olive Oil)
  • (1/4) cup Hoisin sauce
  • (2) Tbsp. Soy sauce
  • (2-3) cloves of minced garlic (You can also just buy the minced garlic in a jar)

 
COOKING DIRECTIONS
1.  In a bowl, add the 3 ingredients for the sauce. Stir to combine
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2.  Press the tofu between towels to remove excess moisture.
3. ¬†Cut into about 1 inch cubes. ¬†Now, if your “helper” (in my case, my boyfriend Andrew , who is also a #noexcuseDAD of THREE TEENAGERS ūüôā ) wants to help you line up the tofu cubes…. just let him. ¬†LOL!!!
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4.  Add to the sauce and gently toss until thoroughly coated.
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5.  Cover and place in fridge to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
6.  Cook rice or Quinoa according to directions
7.  Slice green onions.
8.  In a skillet, heat 1-2 Tbsp. oil over medium heat.
9.  Add the marinated tofu and spread out in a single layer.
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10.  Cook without stirring for 5 minutes or until browned on one side.
11.  Flip them, and cook for another few minutes.
12. ¬†Add the green onions for the last minute or two of cooking. ¬†You can add more Hoisin if your tofu looks too dry. ¬†(I didn’t have to add any when making this dish.)
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13.  Serve over a hot bed of rice (or quinoa), add a few sprinkles of sesame seeds!
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ENJOY!
If you like this recipe or have a recipe that you’d like to share & be featured on the NEM website, leave a comment below OR email me at: ¬†Meeshie@noexcusemom.com.
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(Recipe Credit:  http://www.thegardengrazer.com)