|Firm tofu coked with 1/2 cup of long grain brown rice and sautéed veggies.|
I rarely eat at Chinese restaurants. Why? Because as a vegetarian, there are only 2 things I will eat: steamed veggie dumplings and steamed veggies (I gave up on broccoli in garlic sauce because its SO bad for you...like seriously. 1 serving of Broccoli is around 2 large florets, equal to around 30 calories. So how is it that broccoli in garlic sauce is up to 650-700 calories??!?!?!)
So my best bet to anyone trying to splurge on flavor, not on calories-make your favorite Chinese food dinners at home! The great thing about doing this is:
- You know exactly how much you're putting in of everything
- You have the flexibility to make your dish in a variety of ways
- It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare a filling dish
- You'll save tons of money!
Above, I made a tofu dish in brown rice and vegetables.
|To make it easy, buy bags of fresh frozen vegetables. I got America's Choice Oriental Blend.|
|The sauce I used was Annie Chun's Chinese Stir Fry.|
- Any sauce of your choice (I recommend Annie Chun's)
- 1 serving of frozen or fresh mix of vegetables
- 1/2 cup of brown rice
- a pinch of salt
- 1/2 a block of firm tofu
- Cook the brown rice first as it takes the longest. Follow instructions on the rice packaging.
- Drop a little spray oil or olive oil onto a saute pan and heat pan at medium.
- When rice is 5 minutes until ready, drop the mixed vegetables into the pan and let them cook for a few minutes while moving them around with a utensil. Add a pinch of salt for extra flavor.
- Drop in the tofu after a couple minutes along with the sauce of your choice.
- After 5 minutes, add in the ready brown rice and mix all together.
- Serve hot in a nice bowl.