Wowie Maui Tofu
This is one of my family’s old favourites that we just rediscovered. It’s a delicious sweet and sour meal that is quick as all hell to make - so it’s ideal for a weeknight. We legit stole the recipe from the fine folks at Looneyspoons. We took their Wowie Maui Chicken and made it vegan, but also made it way fucking healthier (STOP USING OIL TO SAUTE VEGETABLES FOR FUCKS SAKE!). Seriously - this clocks in at only 378 calories a serving (including the rice!). Smash this into your face for dinner TONIGHT!
Serves: 6 (it makes a shitload, seriously - leftovers, yo!)
1 block of firm tofu (med-firm is fine too)
2 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 can (14 oz) pineapple tidbits (in the juice - you want that fucking juice!!!
1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice
3/4 cup finely chopped carrots
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup edamame
1/2 each red and green bell peppers (so that’s 1 cup of peppers total - honestly, whatever fucking color you got will be fine)
1/3 cup ketchup (try to get a healthy one if you can - low sodium, sugar, etc…)
2 tbsp tamari
1 tbsp white rice vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup green onions, chopped
Cut up your tofu into flat rectangles - or whatever fucking shape you want, really - but flat is good for this recipe. In a non-stick pan cook your tofu on both sides till that shit is the sort of crispy you like.
Get a large-ass pot heated up and throw that tofu and all the other ingredients (except the green onions) into it. (HOW FUCKING EASY IS THIS?!). Mix that shit up good and bring it to a sweet boil. Reduce to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes until the rice is tender - stir it from time to time.
Add green onions during the last 5 minutes of cooking time. Let it stand, covered, for about five minutes before serving.
Scoop into bowls and smash it into your face. That fucking easy.