Rice Bowl with Marinated Tofu Strips, Sesame Ginger Broccoli and Spicy Tahini Sauce

Rice Bowl with Marinated Tofu Strips, Sesame Ginger Broccoli and Spicy Tahini Sauce

When we lived in St John’s, NL we used to frequent The Sprout, a fantastic vegetarian restaurant with a lovely brunch menu. One of our favourite items to order was their delicious , something I have been trying to replicate with varying levels of success for the past couple of years. Back in the day when I used to eat bacon, I was on team crispy and the same now applies to ! I find letting the sit for 5-10 minutes after baking helps them crisp up a bit, but you can skip this step if you want to dig in right away.

The tofu strips are delicious accompanied by diner style potatoes for brunch, but our favourite way to have them is in a paired with the Sesame Ginger and lightly spiced I have included below.

Strips

Ingredients

1 package tofu (Acadiana is fabulous if you are here in Halifax)
1/4 cup tamari
2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika powder
1.5 cup water

Directions

Marinade for 1 hour. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes, flip and bake for 10 minutes more. Remove from the oven and let the tofu rest on the baking tray for an additional 5 – 10 minutes before serving.

If you don’t have time to marinade your tofu, you can combine the marinade ingredients, without the water and brush over tofu strips before baking.

Ingredients

1 head broccoli, cut into pieces (stems included)
2 tbsp avocado oil
2 cloves crushed garlic
1″ piece ginger, grated
2 tsp tamari
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Directions

Preheat oven to 375. Whisk together avocado oil, crushed garlic, grated ginger and tamari. Bake broccoli for 25 minutes, and then toss with toasted sesame seeds and oil.

Spicy Tahini Sauce

Ingredients

2 tbsp tahini
2 tsp tamari
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp sriracha
1 tsp coconut sugar
1 clove garlic (Or 1/2 tsp dried)
1″ piece ginger
1/2 cup water

Directions

Combine ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Rice Bowl Prep

Serve Tofu Strips and Sesame Ginger Broccoli over brown rice, topped with Spicy Tahini sauce, sprouts, sliced green onion and toasted sesame seeds. The rice bowl is delicious accompanied by Shishito Peppers with Homemade Togarashi.

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