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Red Curry Tofu Bowl

Nicole Kearsley
Simple red curry tofu and veggies over rice using red curry paste and whatever vegetables you have in the crisper. I used carrots, Baby Bok Choy and some edamame. I also added a jalapeno pepper for a little bit of a kick because I'm like that.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 21 mins
Total Time 31 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Thai, Vegan
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cups Rice
  • 14 ounces package extra firm Tofu drained and pressed
  • 2 pieces Carrots peeled & sliced
  • 1 bunch Baby Bok Choy sliced, separating white parts from green
  • 1/2 cup Edamame
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger minced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 piece Jalapeno Pepper minced(optional)
  • 2 tablespoons Red Curry Paste
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 14 ounces Coconut Milk
  • 3 tablespoons Cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Cook rice according to package directions
  • Cut tofu into cubes. In a large skillet/wok over medium-high heat with 1 Tbsp oil, cook tofu until browned, approximately 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Return skillet to medium-high heat. Add a little more oil if needed. Stirfry carrots 2 minutes.
  • Add baby bok choy whites and continue to stirfry another 2 minutes.
  • Add garlic, ginger and jalapeno if using and stirfry another 1 minute.
  • Stir in coconut milk, red curry paste and sugar. Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat to medium low and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in bok choy greens and edamame. Cover and continue to simmer another 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in chopped cilantro. Serve over rice.

Notes

MAKE IT HEALTHIER: I recommend sprouted brown rice as it has more nutrients and easier to digest.
EXTRA FIRM TOFU: Look for extra firm tofu that is not water-packed. This type of tofu does not have excess water and does not need to be pressed. If you have to use water-packed tofu make sure to press as much water as you can out of it first by using a tofu press.
NO RULES: Feel free to add additional vegetables such as carrots, mushrooms, and eggplant.
COCONUT MILK – This recipe calls for canned coconut milk (rather than in a carton). For a lighter option, you can use light coconut milk.
MAKE IT SPICY: You can control the spice with how much red curry paste you add. Start with 1 tablespoon of curry paste and feel free to add more for a spicier curry.
 
MAKE IT YOUR OWN: You can make your own red curry paste if you’d like.
 
MAKE IT IN ADVANCE: You can make this curry up to 24 hours in advance. Letting the curry marinate can improve the flavor of your curry. When you are ready to serve, simply reheat gently over the stovetop. However, I recommend making the rice just before serving
Keyword plant based, vegan