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Thai tofu with almond sauce and jasmine rice


Tofu With Almond Sauce

Thai tofu with almond sauce and jasmine rice

Tofu is a highly nutritious food, being a good source of protein, calcium, and B vitamins. Eating tofu has been associated with lowering cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of heart disease. Tofu also contains phytoestrogens, which can be helpful for relieving menopausal symptoms in women. Always choose non-GMO organic tofu.

Serves: 4

Ingredients

Method

  • ½ cup rice flour
  • 500g organic hard tofu, cut into thick slices
  • Olive oil

  • Almond sauce
  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • 1 tbsp honey or 100 per cent maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • Juice 1 large lime
  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced
  • ½ red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • Handful shredded red cabbage
  • 1 big handful bean sprouts
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • Handful almonds, roughly chopped
  • Handful coriander, roughly chopped
  • Cooked brown jasmine rice, to serve
  1. Pour rice flour into a medium bowl. Pat tofu dry with a paper towel, and dredge in rice flour.
  2. Heat olive oil in frying pan over medium heat and fry tofu until golden brown each side, and set aside.
  3. Place sauce ingredients in small saucepan over medium heat and stir until well combined. Add extra water until desired consistency is reached. Set aside.
  4. In medium bowl place cucumber, capsicum, cabbage, bean sprouts, shallots, almonds and coriander and toss gently.
  5. Place rice on serving plate, top with salad, then tofu and drizzle over almond sauce. Top with extra chopped almonds, herbs and shallots, and serve with extra sauce.



 

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .