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Garlicky Tofu and Kale
2 cups (about 1 lb) bulk dried brown rice
1 package firm tofu, pressed and sliced in 1 inch cubes
1 bunch green kale, destemmed & chopped
2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
3 tbsp canola oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp red pepper flakes
Pour rice into a small saucepan with 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Cover and let cook for 40 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Toss tofu cubes with 2 tablespoons of canola oil. 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, and half of the minced garlic. Make sure the cubes are well coated. Spread in one layer on baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden.
While the tofu bakes, heat the remaining oils in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the rest of the garlic and red pepper flakes and let them sizzle for just a moment.
Add the kale a handful at a time, turning frequently with tongs. Once kale turns bright green and begins to wilt, about 2-3 minutes, turn off the heat.
Mix the kale with the baked tofu, tossing well. Serve over rice.