Lola’s Kitchen: Rice with Tofu and Broccoli Recipe

February 17, 2017 Lola's Kitchen 16

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Lola’s Kitchen is a feature on Lola’s Reviews where I talk about all things related to food, cooking and baking. These posts can be recipe posts, tens list posts about food or recipes or more discussion type posts about food. I love cooking and spend some time in the kitchen almost every day, so I wanted to give it a place on my blog as well. The banner for this feature is designed by Michelle from Limabean Designs.

This recipe makes a yummy and filling dinner. Filled with good things like tofu, veggies, peanut butter, soy sauce and rice. This dish often comes to mind if I am in the mod for something with a peanut sauce. I also like how the dish consist of three different ingredients that sort of get combined on your plate. The first time I made this I had a bit of trouble timing to have everything right at the same time, but the second time I made it, it went a lot easier already. This dish combines tofu in a rich peanut sauce, with salty soy sauce broccoli and plain rice. It’s so good!

This recipe is loosely based on Delish Knowledge their Peanut Tofu Budha Bowl recipe

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Ingredients

  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Broccoli – 1
  • Tofu – 1 block
  • Onion – 1
  • Soy Sauce – 4 tablespoons
  • Peanut Butter – 2 1/2 tablespoons
  • Sugar – 1 tablespoon
  • Sweet Chili Sauce – 1 1/2 tablespoon
  • Olive Oil
  • Water

This recipe feeds about 2-3 people.

Method

  1. First cut the broccoli into smaller pieces. Then cook for about 10 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, slice and dice the onion into small pieces. Set aside or put it in an empty wok, but don’t heat it yet.
  3. Now slice the tofu into small cubes. In a pan heat some oil and bake the tofu for about 20 minutes. Keep stirring regularly.
  4. Once the broccoli is done cooking, drain and set aside.
  5. In a medium sized bowl combine two tablespoons of soy sauce with the peanut butter, sugar and sweet chili sauce. Add a bit of water and stir well. Set aside.
  6. Once the tofu is almost done baking, start cooking the rice. In the meantime heat the oil in the wok and bake the onion until translucent. Then add the cooked broccoli to the wok and 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Add the peanut sauce to the tofu and stir well, add some extra water if necessary.
  7. Once the rice is done cooking, drain the rice and serve the rice with the tofu and broccoli. Enjoy your dinner!

Variation Tips

  • Vary with veggies. Instead of broccoli you can also use any other vegetable you like, think of red bell pepper, mushrooms, carrot, spinach, chickpeas etc. Or a combination of those.
  • Add some spice if you like your dishes a bit more hot you could add some more sweet chili sauce to the peanut sauce or use sriracha sauce instead. Another option would be to add some sambal to the veggies or tofu sauce.

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Have you ever eaten a budha bowl or something similar to this?

16 Responses to “Lola’s Kitchen: Rice with Tofu and Broccoli Recipe”

    • Lola

      It’s a great dish, we just had this for dinner yesterday :). I really like the blend of flavors in this dish. Let me know how it goes if you decide to give it a try!

    • Lola

      I really like dishes with peanut butter and I think combined with soy sauce it makes for a good sauce. I think I have multiple recipes up here involving peanut butter. You could always try it with another sauce instead or use some spices to flavor the tofu. Let me know how it goes if you give it a try!

    • Lola

      I didn’t like tofu at first, but in my opinion it really depends on how you prepare it. I especially like to bake it first for about 20 minutes before using it in a dish as then it gets a bit crispy on the outside and more dry and firm. And if you don’t like tofu, you could also use chicken for example for in the peanut sauce.

    • Lola

      My first experiences with tofu weren’t too good, but it really depends on how you prepare it. In this dish it’s great. I like to bake it until it’s a bit crunchy and only then add the sauce or add it to whatever I am making.

    • Lola

      What about it fails when you try and make it? I struggled with finding good tofu recipes at first, but i feel like the secrets to making tofu yummy is to have a good sauce as it will suck up the flavor and I also like the bake the tofu first 20 minutes or so, as then it will become crispy. I also love peanut butter in dishes 🙂

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