Monday, May 21, 2012

Fried Tofu Strips With Basmati And Wild Rice And Broccoli

Almost into well into six months of veganism and cannot be happier, especially since I've been experimenting a lot with baking and frying tofu. So much you can do with this versatile ingredient that costs $1.29 a package, serves up to five, and contains ample amounts of good protein!
Had a most incredible inspiration for lunch today.

The tofu was prepared.
Drained and cut half a block into chunky strips and dipped them into this mixture:

1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon orange juice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon spice blend of sage, rosemary, thyme, basil, and oregano
A pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon of diced onion

Pan fried and covered in an oil less skillet, set on medium heat, flipping them over every five minutes or until browned perfectly on each long side.
Takes about 25-30 minutes until perfectly done- slightly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.

Along with my meal, I steamed broccoli and tried one of these 2 minute rices by Veetee- the Basmati & Wild Rice blend ($1.99 ea!)- very delicious, especially that tangy hint of lemon!
Overall lunch was a very tasty, inexpensive delight! Yummy. Next time I'll add walnuts on top for extra crunch too. :)

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