Baked Tofu & Creamy Tomato Curry with Brown Rice & Cashews

Baked Tofu & Creamy Tomato Curry

with Brown Rice & Cashews

35 MIN
2 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

This flavorful dish features hearty tofu—diced and baked with a coating of warming vadouvan curry powder—served over a vibrant mix of ginger, carrots, and bell pepper simmered in tomato achaar and a touch of cream, plus a bed of brown rice to soak up all the saucy bites.
17 green SmartPoints® per serving
14 blue SmartPoints® per serving
9 purple SmartPoints® per serving
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    750 Cals (est.)
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Baked Tofu & Creamy Tomato Curry with Brown Rice & Cashews
Title
  • 14 oz Firm Tofu
  • ½ cup Brown Rice
  • 2 Scallions
  • 6 oz Carrots
  • 1 Red, Yellow, Or Orange Bell Pepper
  • 2 Tbsps Tomato Achaar
  • 1 Piece Ginger
  • 3 Tbsps Roasted Cashews
  • ¼ cup Cream
  • 2 tsps Vadouvan Curry Powder
  • 1 8-Oz Can Tomato Sauce
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tips & techniques
Drain, press & dice the tofu
1 Drain, press & dice the tofu

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Drain the tofu, then place on a paper towel-lined plate. Place several layers of paper towels on top, then place a separate heavy-bottomed pot (or pan) on top of the paper towels. Set aside to release the excess liquid at least 10 minutes. Transfer the pressed tofu to a cutting board; medium dice.

Prepare the ingredients
2 Prepare the ingredients

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Quarter lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and the hollow green tops. Peel the ginger; finely chop to get 2 teaspoons (you may have extra). Roughly chop the cashews.

Bake the tofu
3 Bake the tofu

Line a sheet pan with foil; lightly oil the foil. Transfer the diced tofu to the foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and the curry powder; gently toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Bake 19 to 21 minutes, or until browned and slightly crispy. Remove from the oven.

Cook the rice
4 Cook the rice

Meanwhile, add the rice to the pot of boiling water and cook, uncovered, 17 to 19 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot.

Start the curry
5 Start the curry

In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced carrots in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the sliced pepper, sliced white bottoms of the scallions, and chopped ginger; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes, or until softened. 

Finish the curry & serve your dish
6 Finish the curry & serve your dish

Carefully add the tomato sauce and tomato achaar to the pan. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Add the cream (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until combined and slightly thickened. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the cooked rice topped with the finished curry and baked tofu. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions and chopped cashews. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Drain, press & dice the tofu
1 Drain, press & dice the tofu

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Drain the tofu, then place on a paper towel-lined plate. Place several layers of paper towels on top, then place a separate heavy-bottomed pot (or pan) on top of the paper towels. Set aside to release the excess liquid at least 10 minutes. Transfer the pressed tofu to a cutting board; medium dice.

2 Prepare the ingredients

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Quarter lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and the hollow green tops. Peel the ginger; finely chop to get 2 teaspoons (you may have extra). Roughly chop the cashews.

Prepare the ingredients
Bake the tofu
3 Bake the tofu

Line a sheet pan with foil; lightly oil the foil. Transfer the diced tofu to the foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and the curry powder; gently toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Bake 19 to 21 minutes, or until browned and slightly crispy. Remove from the oven.

4 Cook the rice

Meanwhile, add the rice to the pot of boiling water and cook, uncovered, 17 to 19 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot.

Cook the rice
Start the curry
5 Start the curry

In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced carrots in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the sliced pepper, sliced white bottoms of the scallions, and chopped ginger; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes, or until softened. 

6 Finish the curry & serve your dish

Carefully add the tomato sauce and tomato achaar to the pan. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Add the cream (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until combined and slightly thickened. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the cooked rice topped with the finished curry and baked tofu. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions and chopped cashews. Enjoy!

Finish the curry & serve your dish
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