Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tofu UnStirred Fry

This was one of those dinners that gets thrown together because you haven't gone to the grocery store in forever. Our new house is halfway between grocery stores. 9 miles in one direction, 10 miles in the other. It isn't the most convenient, so I tend to put off going to the store until the last possible minute when the only thing left in the house is a tablespoon of milk and a can of soup. (Not really. But, you get the point.)

I tried to resist all urges to get take out from the delicious pizza place that is < 1 mile from our new home, in favor of a healthier option, so I worked with what I had. It turned out pretty good, definitely healthy, and I'm glad I didn't cave and get take out.

This could be made as a stir fry, but mine is an unstirred fry. Johnny and I got some new "waterless/greaseless" cookware before the wedding (post forthcoming) and I'm learning how to cook with them. Please feel free to cook this however you like- the end results will be the same! 

1 cup, uncooked rice - prepared as desired
1 bunch broccoli, steamed
4 stalks celery, steamed
1 onion, steamed
1 container extra firm tofu, drained and pressed
1/4 cup Newman's Own Low Fat Sesame Ginger
1/4 cup chopped peanuts

To start, I drained and pressed my tofu between two heavy plates in the sink. I sliced it in 1/4" slices and marinated it in the dressing.
I cooked our rice separately. Then, I steamed the vegetables separately. I used our Cuisinart griddler on high to cook the tofu and give it some nice color and grill marks.
I combined the rice, vegetables, peanuts, and remaining dressing in a large bowl and tossed until everything was combined. We served giant spoonfuls, then placed the tofu on top.
Serve with additional soy sauce or hot sauce, as desired.

This made a lot - we had huge helpings that night and a big container for leftover lunches. 

Entered into My Fitness Pal as 4 servings, each serving is 316 calories, 9g fat before adding additional sauces. Not too shabby for a throw together dinner, while trying to behave!!


Biz said...

I couldn't get my husband to eat tofu if I tried - glad it turned out Christina!

I think that's one flavor of Newman's I haven't tried yet - wish they would go on sale more often, I hate to pay 4-5 bucks on salad dressing!

Kristina said...

I am definitely going to find the sesame ginger dressing... I rarely buy dressing so I didn't even know that flavor was out there - yum!

we are far from settled in yet, and I still don't know which market I will be going to. there are a few close by, thankfully, but we HAVE also enjoyed delivery a couple times already in the new house... ;)

jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Nice! I think that looks really good. I've tried a ton of Paul Newman's dressings - my favorite is the honey mustard - but haven't tried the one you did - now I will have to.

Yeah for not caving to take out!

Roz @ weightingfor50 said...

This looks so good. I never seem to cook tofu the way it should be cooked, because it always tastes blah, or falls apart. I need to take tofu 101. Have a great day Christina!

Errign said...

loooooooove tofu :)