Honey Glazed Pineapple Tofu w/ Carrots, Onions, Garlic & Jasmine Rice

Honey Glazed Tofu Triangles
w/Carrots, Garlic , Onions & Jasmine Rice

Time: 1 Hour 3o Minutes
Yield: 4 Servings
(11 Item Recipe)

Naturally Vegan & Vegetarian

Ingredients:

1 Package 14 oz Firm Organic Tofu
1/2 Organic Carrot, shredded
1/4 Organic White Onion, chopped rough
2 Cloves Organic Raw Garlic, diced
2 Cups Organic Jasmine Rice (Cook according to package directions)
2 Tablespoons Organic Honey or for vegan recipe agave
2 Tablespoons, Organic Low Sodium Tamari
1 Cup organic pineapple, chunks (optional)
1/2 Cup Organic Oat Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Organic Garlic Powder
Sea Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper

Directions:

One hour before cooking take firm tofu out of the package, draining the water from the tofu really makes it so much more delicious.  It is inconvenient that you have to wait but it is worth it.  Place tofu on plate.  Place another plate on top with something heavy on top to hold down.  Keep the tofu plated for 1 hour, removing water as it empties from the tofu straining all liquid over the one hour period.  While awaiting for the tofu to strain, cook Jasmine Rice according to package for 8 servings.  If you have a rice cooker that will work well.  Take the tofu pat dried and cut into four squares then cut square in halves to make triangle shapes.  Depending on the width of the triangle you prefer you can  cut the block into up to 4 squares which then can be cut into half making two triangles.  You should have 8 triangles total if you cut the tofu correctly.

In another side plate take oat flour, garlic powder, sea salt, and freshly ground pepper.  Stir oat flour to distribute seasoning evenly.  Dip each triangle into the flour assisting it by pressing it into the tofu to coat it nicely.  In a hot pan on medium heat, oiled or non stick sprayed, take the tofu triangles and place them on side one and heat until golden approximately 5 minutes on medium heat per side.  In another bowl take the chopped onions, garlic and shredded carrot mixture together adding tamari and soak together while awaiting the rice and tofu to finish.  When tofu done golden on both sides drizzle with honey.  Take a plate two large ladles of jasmine rice, two triangles of honey glazed tofu, and top with 2-3 spoons full of fresh, raw, onion, garlic, carrot, and tamari mixture. Top with pineapple chunks.

Note:

This meal is unbelievably affordable.  I picked up the firm organic tofu from Trader Joe’s for $1.29 the remaining ingredients were two cups of jasmine rice for $.50 cents, and the wet ingredients for under $1.  This will serve 4 and come in at a total dinner price of $2.79 coming in under $3 for 4 servings.  Each plate of food is $.75 cents or Under $3 for the meal.

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