Last weekend I came across Organicville’s Sesame Teriyaki Sauce:
While I have removed as many processed foods as I slowly can this one called to me – the ingredient list was good so I took a gamble on it – it isn’t that much different from using salad dressing. I was thinking about what to make for dinner and a stir fry sounded good so this is what I created out of my head as I went along. And can I say that it was delish? Oh yes! Even Walker sat on my lap and ate 4 big cubes of the tofu happily 🙂
- 1 batch baked brown rice (see below)
- 1 lb. extra firm tofu, drained and gently pressed
- ½ cup teriyaki sauce (preferably organic)
- 3 Tbsp canola oil, divided
- 2 green peppers, seeded and cubed
- 1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped
- 1 Tbsp roasted garlic (jarred is OK)
- 1 Tbsp crushed ginger (jarred is OK)
- 20 ounce can pineapple tidbits, well-drained
For the rice –
Heat the oven to 375°. Bring 2½ cups water to a boil, add it, 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil and 1½ cups long grain brown rice to 2 quart or 8×8″ glass baking pan, cover with foil tightly and bake for 1 hour.
Makes about 4 cups baked.
For the stir fry –
Slice the tofu into bite size pieces and put into a small dish, such as a bread pan (glass) and pour half of the teriyaki sauce on. Cover tightly with wrap and gently shake to cover thoroughly, chill for a couple of hours, periodically shaking to cover.
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, add in 2 Tbsp of the oil and the tofu with nay remaining marinade. You will want to cover mostly or use a splatter screen – and let cook till crispy – shaking often. Knock the tofu into a glass bowl, add the remaining Tablespoon of oil and the peppers and onions, cook until crispy, shaking often. Stir in the garlic and ginger, let cook for a minute and then add the pineapple, cooking until smelling awesome. Add the tofu back in, keep cooking until everything is sizzling. Turn off the heat and add in the second half of the teriyaki sauce, gently stir through.
Serve the stir fry with the brown rice.
Serves 3 to 4.