Crispy peanut tofu skewers topping fluffy white rice and a vibrant vegetable stir-fry laced with punchy garlic and ginger, all drenched in aromatic satay sauce. It's the perfect 20-minute dinner! Vegan & GF.
Drain the tofu, then use a tea towel to press down on it several times to remove any excess moisture. Cut the tofu into cubes and press down on each one again until no visible moisture is left on the surface. Place them into a bowl, coat with half of the satay sauce, then leave them to marinate whilst you prepare the other ingredients.
Put the rice on to cook according to the packet instructions. Once cooked, drain and cover the pan with a lid until serving.
Meanwhile, slice the red pepper into thin slices, peel the carrot into ribbons and wash the mange tout, then divide the tofu pieces between the 8 skewers.
Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Once hot, add the dried onion and garlic, garlic-ginger paste and red pepper. Fry for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, then add the mange tout and carrot. Stir constantly for another 3-4 minutes, or until the vegetables are vibrant and cooked through. Season with lots of black pepper and a little salt, then remove the pan from the heat and stir through the soy sauce.
Whilst the vegetables are frying, heat another large frying pan over medium-high heat and add enough oil to thinly coat the bottom. Once hot, fry the tofu skewers for 1-2 minutes each side until they are crispy and slightly charred. Depending on the size of your pan, you may need to do this in batches, or, you can use two pans.
Divide the rice and rainbow stir-fry between bowls. Top each one with the skewers, then sprinkle with chopped spring onion and sesame seeds. Serve alongside the remaining satay sauce.
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The longer you can leave the tofu to marinate for, the better! If you have time, leave it to soak up the satay flavours in the fridge for a few hours, or even overnight.
Gluten-free: Use tamari or gluten-free soy sauce.
A few ingredient notes:
Recipe courtesy of georgieeats.co.uk