Your Life A to Z Recipe: Monday,December 9th, 2013: Tofu with Coconut Red Curry, Green Beans & Brown RicePosted: Updated:
Tofu with Coconut Red Curry, Green Beans & Brown Rice
?Yield: 4 servings
1 cup Brown rice
2-1/2 cups Water
1 Tbsp Vegetable oil
1 tsp Garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp Ginger, chopped
½ each Onion, sliced
¼ lb Shiitake mushrooms
1 Tbsp Red curry paste (try “Mae Ploy” from Thailand)
11 oz Unsweetened coconut milk
To taste Kosher salt
1 each Red bell pepper, sliced
1 cup Green beans, blanched, cut in 1” pieces
1 block Firm tofu, cut into ¾” pieces (cut block horizontally, then in twelfths for 24 pieces)
1 Tbsp Honey
1Tbsp Lime juice
1/4 cup Cilantro leaves, torn
2 Tbsp Sesame seeds, toasted
1 each Green onion, sliced
1. Bring the rice and water to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer approx 40 minutes until rice is tender and fluffy. Set aside.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil, followed by the garlic, ginger and onion; cook until onion is translucent. Add mushrooms and sauté a few minutes. Add the curry paste and mix in well. Pour in the coconut milk and bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer. Season to taste with salt.
3. Add the red pepper, green beans, tofu, honey and lime to the pan and bring to a boil. Add a little water if necessary. Serve over rice and sprinkle with the cilantro, sesame seeds and green onion.