Happy Meatless Monday, loves! Today I have a super simple recipe for you — Tossed Tofu Broccoli Bowl. It’s for those nights you’re too
busy tired to whip up a gourmet meal, but you don’t want to spend money or waste time ordering out. All you need are some pantry and refrigerator staples: broccoli, tofu, and brown rice.
My husband actually created this awesome recipe. It was one of those nights where I was working and neither one of us really felt like cooking. He dug around in the refrigerator and voila — Tossed Tofu Broccoli Bowl was born!
It’s flavorful, has all the necessary food groups, and it’s incredibly easy to make. And great news for parents: even our kids loved it! A winner all around. Check it out:
Tossed Tofu Broccoli Bowl
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 crown of broccoli, torn into bite sized pieces
- 14 oz package extra firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/2″ cubes
- 1-2 Tbsp Tamari (or sauce of choice)
- 3 C cooked brown rice
Steam broccoli in steamer for 8-10 minutes, until fork tender.
While broccoli is steaming, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook tofu until lightly browned on each side, approximately 5 minutes per side.
When broccoli and tofu are cooked, combine in a large bowl. Lightly toss with tamari (or whichever sauce you choose). Serve hot over cooked brown rice.
Helpful tip: Be sure to cook your brown rice well ahead of time. Most brown rices take about 45-55 minutes of cooking time. If you’re in a hurry, sub out the brown rice for white rice.
Tossed Tofu Broccoli Bowl is a new family favorite. And you can always change things around depending on what’s in your refrigerator. Got cauliflower? Use that instead. Or maybe you’re more of a steamed carrots family — you can use those, too. The sky’s the limit with this bowl. Enjoy!
TALK TO ME!
What’s one item you almost always have stocked in your refrigerator?
Pick one: Tamari or soy sauce? (yes, they’re different!)
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