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Peanut Lime Tofu Rice Bowls // Nourish
2 c white rice
1 package extra firm tofu, water drained and pressed
3 Tbsp soy sauce or liquid aminos
3 Tbsp cornstarch or as needed to coat
3 Tbsp coconut oil for cooking
3 Tbsp smooth peanut butter
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
½” fresh ginger, minced
3 T lime juice
2 tsp soy sauce
¼ c canola oil
1 tsp fish sauce
Bunch of cilantro
½ c peanuts
Begin by preparing the rinsing rice then cook using instructions on rice cooker or put 2 cups of rice along with 4 cups of water in a pan on high. Once it starts to simmer, drop to medium, cover with lid, and set timer for 14 minutes. Once the timer goes off, leave the lid on the rice for at least 5 minutes, undisturbed.
Cut pressed tofu into rectagles or triangles then marinate in 3 Tbsp soy sauce. Then prepare the sauce and toppings. For the sauce, whisk all ingredients together and adjust seasonings to taste. Add a little bit of water if it’s too thick.
Then, slice the cucumber into matchsticks, shred carrots, and chop cilantro, green onions, and peanuts.
Once everything is prepared, remove marinated tofu from marinating vessel. Gently coat with cornstarch then fry in a hot pan with coconut oil until golden brown. Assemble bowls with rice on the bottom, tofu, toppings, and sauce.