Crispy and delicious Asian style Baked Tofu that is great for rice bowls, salads & sandwiches.
For the final day of this week's blogging marathon under 'Pick a protein' theme, I have a baked tofu recipe. This crispy tofu is very addictive and is great to serve on rice bowls, salads, sandwiches and as snack. Here I have served it over rice along with sauteed kale, grated carrot and a yummy tahini dressing.
Tofu is like a blank slate - it absorbs every flavor that is added to it. In this recipe, Asian condiments - sriracha, soy sauce, ginger and garlic are used. But you can change up the condiments and make different flavored tofu using the same technique. Recipe for this baked tofu is from 'the Kitchn' site.
I used this baked tofu in this tofu-broccoli salad that I posted last month. If you prefer crispy tofu, then toss it with cornstarch just before baking. I have to stop myself from snacking on these as they are very very addictive. If I have a dish in mind to use them in, I usually double the recipe otherwise I won't have enough. Do try this, I am sure you will love it as much as I do.
Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 88.
Baked Tofu & Rice Bowl
For the Tofu:
- 1 lb. Extra Firm Tofu, drained and pressed for at least 15 minutes
- 1 tbsp Corn Starch (optional, but recommended for crispy baked tofu)
- 2 tbsp Sriracha
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Water
- 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
- 2 tsp Ginger
- 2 Garlic cloves, finely minced
- To taste Salt & Pepper
For the Rice Bowl:
- 2 cups Cooked Brown or White Rice
- 1 cup Carrot, grated
- 2 cups Kale, chopped and sauteed
- As needed Sesame seeds
- ¼ cup Tahini
- 2 tbsp Lemon juice
- 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce (optional)
- 1 tbsp Soy sauce (low sodium preferred)
- To taste Salt & Pepper
- Combine all the ingredients for the marinade: sriracha sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, water, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper.
- Cut the tofu into bite size pieces.
- Add tofu to the marinade and gently toss to evenly coat the pieces. Set aside for 15~30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a slotted spoon, transfer tofu onto the parchment paper. Sprinkle corn starch all over and toss gently to coat. Spread tofu in a single layer and bake for 20~30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to bake evenly.
- Remove baked tofu from the oven and let cool.
- Combine all the ingredients for ingredients for the dressing in a bowl. Whisk well, taste and adjust the seasoning.
Make Rice Bowl:
- In a serving bowl, add ½cup rice, top it with baked tofu, sauteed kale, grated carrot, sesame seeds (if using) and the dressing. Serve and Enjoy!!
I too make something similar with quinoa for his lucnhbox. This version with tahini dressing sounds more inviting to try.
what a healthy bowl of deliciousness I need to eat more healthy meals and this one would be a great way to start!
I can't get anyone in my house to eat tofu - more for me! I love the idea of using it in a bowl and tahini dressing is my favorite so I know I will just LOVE this!
I definitely prefer a crispier texture to my tofu, which is why I will usually stir-fry mine. But I'll be sharing this recipe with my parents, as they eat tofu regularly and enjoy it in all types of different ways
I love the colors in this dish! Can't wait to try the dressing / sauce ... that's definitely got my attention!
What a delicious-looking meal! And that tahini dressing being drizzled over these baked tofu rice bowls - it looks scrumptious!
I adore Asian cuisine. Looks beautiful and tasty! Cannot wait to try this. This recipe looks incredible! Thank you.
This recipe makes me crazy. Looks incredibly tasty. This looks really good! So yummy! I like this! Thank you for a great recipe!
I love rice bowls and these are perfect for any day. Healthy and so delicious! Crispy tofu in spicy sauce is my favorite
Now, that looks like something I would enjoy for evening dinner. A bowl of rice with some colorful veggies and my favorite tofu. Love the flavors you have going. Saving this for later.
What a great looking recipe -- very inviting and the photos make the dish drool worthy. I really hadn't thought of adding baked tofu to a rice bowl, but it makes sense. This would make a great lunch for us.
Oh I love rice bowls! I love the simple ingredients you used, so simple yet delicious!
We love rice bowls at my house! We could eat this recipe every night.