1package of extra firm tofu (drained and pressed for 30 minutes)
2tbsptoasted sesame oil
Buddha bowl ingredients
2cupsdry brown rice
2cupssteamed baby bok choy
1cupshredded red cabbage
1large sweet potato (cut into rounds or diced)
Sweet chili sauce
Sesame ginger baked tofu
Toasted sesame seeds(optional garnish)
Sesame ginger baked tofu
Take your tofu out of the package and drain it.
Either press the tofu in a tofu press for 30 minutes, or wrap tofu in paper towel or towel and place a heavy pan or object over the tofu. Press for 30 minutes
Cut tofu in cubes
In a mug or bowl, mix together soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, maple syrup, ginger and garlic.
Place the tofu in a storage container with a lid and pour the marinade over.
Put the lid on the container and gently turn container upside down, to make sure tofu marinade gets on all sides.
Place tofu in the fridge, upside down and let it marinate for at least 15 minutes. 1-8 hours is best, but sometimes we don't have the time
Pour corn starch over tofu and gently mix until you don't see the corn starch
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
Take tofu out of the marinade and place on an oiled, or lined baking sheet
Bake for 25 minutes, then flip and bake for another 20 minutes.
Take out of oven and off of baking sheet and let it cool for 5 minutes to let it firm up
Wash sweet potatoes and dice, or cut into rounds.
In a bowl, pour over 1 TBL olive oil and stir it around
Add a pinch of salt and stir
Place on a lined baking sheet and place in the oven at the same time as tofu.
Whenever you go into flip the tofu, stir the sweet potatoes around as well.
Take out once they look golden brown, about 40 minutes.
Assemble the bowl
Right after you place your sweet potatoes and tofu in the oven, rinse your brown rice and drain
Cook your brown rice in a rice cooker, or on the stove according to the directions on its package, usually takes 30-40 minutes to cook brown rice
Once you have about 10 minutes left, shred the red cabbage
Steam your baby bok choy for 5 minutes.
Assemble everything in your bowl. Start with a base of brown rice. Then place the tofu in one corner, bok choy in another corner, sweet potatoes in another corner and sesame ginger tofu in the other corner.
Top with sweet chili sauce or hot sauce or choice
This is a great meal to meal prep at the beginning of the week. Great, easy dinner or lunch idea. It's also easy to pack up and take with you on the road.