I make this dish at least once a week, without fail. It is so easy, tastes amazing, and I don’t have to go out and buy a bunch of random ingredients, since I usually have all of these things on hand (and I recommend you do the same)! The great thing about this dish is that you can add, subtract, and transform it as much as you like. If you want to make it spicy, add some chili flakes, if you happen to be going to the store, grab some extra veggies like onions, bell peppers, carrots, or peas, replace the rice with rice noodles, etc. The possibilities are endless!
2 cups uncooked rice (white, brown, or other, up to you!)
1 block extra firm tofu, pressed and drained
1 1/2 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp garlic powder
salt & pepper
1/2 tbsp dried cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups frozen broccoli florets, thawed
1 cup shelled edamame beans, thawed
1/4 cup gluten-free soy sauce
1-2 tbsp creamy peanut butter (depends on how much you like PB!)
1 tbsp peanuts, crushed
Start by heating oil over medium-high heat in a large wok (or skillet). Meanwhile, cut tofu into small cubes about 3/4 inch long. Sprinkle garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cilantro evenly over the tofu to coat it. Once oil is hot, place all the tofu cubes in the wok. Sautee, flipping occasionally to make sure all sides get golden brown and crispy. Once tofu looks golden brown, add in about 1/3 of the soy sauce and lower the heat to medium-low. Stir for a minute or two to coat and let the tofu absorb the soy sauce flavor very well.
Add in the garlic, broccoli, and edamame, and stir to mix. Then add in the remaining soy sauce and peanut butter. Stir to coat well until the peanut butter melts to mix with the soy sauce. Last, add in the rice. Stir well and continue to sautee until rice absorbs the remaining sauce. Do a taste test here, and add additional soy sauce if necessary.
Remove wok from heat. Scoop each serving into a bowl, and top with crushed peanuts and 1-2 slices of lime. Squeeze fresh lime juice into stir fry as desired. Enjoy this easy, delicious, vegan & gluten-free meal!