Saturday, March 30, 2013

Lemon Tahini Tofu Stir Fry

Friends will beg you to make this for them over & over.
Occasionally, I pick up a new item every once in a while in the produce section. Italia brands had these little yellow and green bottles of lemon and lime juice on sale for 99 cents. Naturally intrigued, I picked up the lemon (lime was from concentrate), and read the ingredients which included lemon juice and lemon oil.
At home, the last of tofu looked rather scrumptious. I'm certain no one will believe it, but yes, that rectangular, very plain white block wrapped in cellophane truly attracted me like a fine dinner date. He just needed be lightly dressed up in an experimental seasonings, tahini, and lemon juice outfit.
From skillet to plate, caught mingling deliciously with brown rice, broccoli, and green peas, slightly crisp and savory flavored, this tofu is mouthwatering succulence that a fork alive couldn't stop digging into!
When I made it to that final, inevitable bite of addictive appeal, I mourned lost, so sad to see it go and made a mental note to stock up on next grocery trip.
Tofu is just that damn good!

Lemon Tahini Tofu Stir Fry Ingredients and Preparation

1/2 block extra firm tofu, diced small
2 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup unsalted tahini
2 teaspoon Italia Garden Italian Lemon Juice
2 teaspoon Simply Asia Sweet Ginger Garlic seasoning
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup brown rice (or quinoa will do too)
1 cup green peas
1 cup chopped broccoli

Prepare brown rice, green peas, and broccoli together and set aside.
Fork stir tofu with olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, ginger garlic seasoning, onion powder, basil, turmeric, salt, and pepper.
Toss mixture onto a heated and well oiled pan. Cover.
Flip over tofu every 3-5 minutes.
When a few sides are desired golden brown, add in the brown rice and veggies and stir together for only about 3-5 minutes longer.

For a very delicious suggestion- a smidgeon of extra lemon juice & basil atop for fresher taste & enticing presentation.
I keep learning that staring at yummy food for too long only makes the stomach growl harder.
Just a splendid stir fry!

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