Tofu Bbq Rice
- 1 cup [185g] jasmine rice, rinsed thoroughly & drained
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 teaspoons grated ginger
- 3 teaspoons [12g] toasted sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons vegan butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups [~300 ml] water
- 16oz firm tofu - pressed & cut into 3 long logs
I normally use a rice cooker to cook my rice
In a heated saucepan with sesame oil, sauté garlic & ginger until fragrant. Add rice & stir continuously, then add water & salt. Bring it to boil, turn heat to low & let simmer (just barely) for about 18 minutes. Turn off the heat, add vegan butter, cover lid, & let rest for 15-20mins. Prep tofu while waiting. Use a fork to fluff the rice when ready.
To make the tofu, shallow pan-fry tofu until golden brown on all sides & place tofu on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
To make the sauce, pour sauce ingredients into a pan then bring the mixture to a low simmer & cook until slightly thickened. ✅Slowly place tofu logs in the sauce. Using a spoon or brush, baste the tofu with sauce until well coated. The sauce will thicken up towards the end. Once the tofu is all coated with sauce, remove from heat & let it cool off a little. Cut tofu into 1/2 inch thick slices.
Serve immediately with more sauce & flavored rice along with cucumber slices & chili sauce