Fluffy Coconut Rice with Tofu Pillows Recipe

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Submitted by ruthie74

Makes 4 servings



Kid Approved. For all the moms and dads out there. This dish will be a hit with kids. Call the tofu pillows, tofu marshmallows if you want. The sweetness and creamy coconut flavor is one kids can enjoy. To mild out the flavors use less seasonings if you'd like. Let your kids sprinkle the last pinch of coconut on top and they will be healthy happy eaters. Kid Add-in: Need more sweet flavor? Add in fresh pineapple chunks. I like them raw folded in, but you can also cook them in for a Teriyaki flavor. Call the dish a Luau Bowl!

Recipe Ingredients for Fluffy Coconut Rice with Tofu Pillows

1 1/4 cups long grain brown rice
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 tsp salt
1 cup coconut water* (tap water is OK if you are out of CW)
1 I like ONE, ZICO and Vita CoCo brands-or a whole coconut
1 cup vanilla rice milk or So Delicious coconut beverage
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup cashews, raw unsalted
1 cup extra firm tofu, large cubes
1 tsp mixed seasoning blend
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp agave syrup
1 tbsp rice or white vinegar
1 tbsp coconut oil (optional)
1 tbsp coconut flakes for garnish
1 optional: 1/2 tsp vanilla extract for a more intense vanilla flavor
1 tsp. grated fresh ginger

Recipe Directions for Fluffy Coconut Rice with Tofu Pillows

  1. To Make:

  2. Add rice, coconut milk, water and rice milk/coconut beverage to soup pot.

  3. Add salt, cinnamon and powder seasonings.

  4. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes.

  5. In about 15 minutes, fluff the rice (it should be about 3/4 of the way done.)

  6. Then fold in the agave syrup, vinegar, cashews, coconut flakes and optional vanilla extract.

  7. Add tofu cubes to top of rice-smooth them into the rice, but keep them on top to steam cook.

  8. Cover pot again with lid and allow rice to simmer for 5-10 minutes or until tofu is fluffy cooked through. Note: If the rice looks dried up at this point, add a 1/2 cup of coconut milk, or for a lighter version 1/2 cup of rice milk.

  9. Check on the dish in 5 minutes. Test a piece of tofu by slicing it in half. If the center is airy and fluffy, it is done. If it is still gritty or grainy, keep cooking.

  10. When dish is ready, gently fold the tofu into the rice. Also fold in 1 Tbsp of coconut oil (optional). Remove pot from heat, but let dish sit for 5 more minutes, covered. This will further marinate the tofu with all the creamy coconut rice flavors.

  11. Plating: Spoon rice into a bowl. Add a few large tofu pillows to the top layer. Sprinkle with shredded unsweetened coconut flakes. Another nice addition would be a fresh pinch of chopped basil or fresh grated ginger on top. I also like a bit of fresh ground black pepper.

Categories

Hanukkah, Boil

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 259.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
491
Calories from Fat
203
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.6g
35%
Saturated Fat
14.3g
72%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
607mg
25%
Potassium
437mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
63.7g
21%
Dietary Fiber
4.8g
19%
Sugars
2.5g
Protein
12.2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 16% Iron 20%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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