I really, really wanted this to be mind blowing. Sadly it wasn’t. I don’t even have any witty commentary to present about this recipe. If you should choose to make it. Fix it up a bit. As is, Vegan Num Num Bowl is actually, yuck yuck. Sometimes recipes fail to meet expectations. This is one of those recipes.
1 Block Extra Firm Tofu, pressed, cut into small squares
1 tbs Canola or Peanut Oil
2 tsp Soy Sauce
2 tsp Mirin
1 Carrot, peeled and shredded
Peanuts, crushed (optional)
1 Cup Dry Brown Rice
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup Water (or coconut milk if you have it!)
1 Tbs Sugar
1 Tbs Soy Sauce
1 Tbs Seasoned Rice Vinegar
1 tsp Hot Chili Oil
1 Pinch Salt
Start cooking your rice. Mix sauce ingredients until smooth (be patient, it’ll look like hell at first) and set aside.
Pan fry tofu in the oil over high heat in a non-stick skillet until browned on both sides. Drain and return to hot pan (turn off the heat). Mix soy sauce and mirin together and pour over tofu, mixing well. It will bubble up and form a light glaze.
Plate rice, add broccoli, tofu, carrot, and crushed peanuts. Drizzle with sauce and serve.