For this recipe, I used Amy’s peanut sauce recipe, substituting soy milk for coconut milk, because I was out (it turned out just fine). For the rest of the dish, I didn’t keep track of measurements. I made about a cup of brown rice (for leftoevers) and chopped up enough veggies and tofu for about 2 servings. This is a really flexible meal. Use whatever veggies you have on hand. I like to make sure I get some red pepper, carrot, and broccoli each time, but feel free to experiment.
¼ cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp lemon or lime juice
¼ cup water
¼ cup coconut milk
Red pepper flakes
About ½ block of tofu, pressed and cubed
Red pepper, cut into strips
Carrots, cut into shorter strips
Get a pot of brown rice cooking while you are chopping veggies and preparing the sauce.
Whisk sauce ingredients together in a bowl, adding water last. Add more water and/or milk if mixture is too thick (if it’s a bit runny, that should be fine. It will thicken when you stir-fry it). Heat sauce over medium heat until it starts to bubble and thicken a bit.
Add oil to a pan and begin sauteeing tofu cubes for a couple of minutes until they begin to lightly brown. I like to do this first in a separate pan from the veggies, because I’m bad at cooking tofu and I like to give it a lil’ extra attention before I add it to the veggies.
Add olive oil to a larger pan/pot and begin sauteeing veggies for a few minutes. Once veggies begin to soften, add the tofu and peanut sauce and stir until heated through. Serve on top of a mound of brown rice!