Baked Tofu & Creamy Tomato Curry with Brown Rice & Peanuts

Baked Tofu & Creamy Tomato Curry

with Brown Rice & Peanuts

35 MIN
2 Servings
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    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 a spiced tomato sauce with a touch of cream, plus a bed of brown rice to soak up all the saucy bites.
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    Baked Tofu & Creamy Tomato Curry with Brown Rice & Peanuts
    Title
    • 12 oz Extra Firm Tofu
    • ½ cup Brown Rice
    • 1 Bell Pepper
    • 6 oz Carrots
    • 2 Scallions
    • 1 8-Oz Can Tomato Sauce
    • ¼ cup Cream
    • 1 Piece Ginger
    • 3 Tbsps Roasted Peanuts
    • 1 Tbsp Yellow Curry Paste
    • 2 tsps Vadouvan Curry Powder
    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. Drain the tofu, then place on a paper towel-lined plate. Place several layers of paper towels on top, then place a 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.

    Cook the rice
    2 Cook the rice

    In a small pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 1/4 cups of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 23 to 25 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork.

    Prepare the ingredients
    3 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. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Peel the ginger; finely chop to get 2 teaspoons (you may have extra). Roughly chop the peanuts.

    Bake the tofu
    4 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 vegetables
    5 Cook the vegetables

    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.

    Make the curry & serve your dish
    6 Make the curry & serve your dish

    To the pan, add as much of the curry paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Add the tomato sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Add the cream (shaking the packet before opening). 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 curry and baked tofu. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions and chopped peanuts. Enjoy!

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    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. Drain the tofu, then place on a paper towel-lined plate. Place several layers of paper towels on top, then place a 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 Cook the rice

    In a small pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 1/4 cups of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 23 to 25 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork.

    Cook the rice
    Prepare the ingredients
    3 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. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Peel the ginger; finely chop to get 2 teaspoons (you may have extra). Roughly chop the peanuts.

    4 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.

    Bake the tofu
    Cook the vegetables
    5 Cook the vegetables

    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 Make the curry & serve your dish

    To the pan, add as much of the curry paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Add the tomato sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Add the cream (shaking the packet before opening). 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 curry and baked tofu. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions and chopped peanuts. Enjoy!

    Make the curry & serve your dish
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