Chili-Glazed Tofu over Asparagus and Rice

Chili-Glazed Tofu over Asparagus and Rice Recipe
Cooking the rice and asparagus in the same pot of boiling water saves a little time.
3 servings (serving size: 3 tofu pieces and 1 1/3 cups rice mixture)

Ingredients

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4 cups water
1 (3 1/2-ounce) bag boil-in-bag long-grain rice
2 1/4 cups chopped asparagus (about 1 pound)
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon bottled minced ginger
1 teaspoon hot chili sauce with garlic (such as KA·ME)
1 pound extrafirm tofu, drained and cut lengthwise into 9 pieces
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup preshredded carrot
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil

Preparation

Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan. Add bag of rice, submerging bag completely in water. Boil 10 minutes. Carefully remove bag from pan, leaving boiling water in pan. Add asparagus to pan; cook 1 minute. Drain.

While rice cooks, heat peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Combine sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, and chili sauce in a small bowl. Sprinkle tofu with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add tofu to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Add soy sauce mixture; cook 20 seconds, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Combine rice, asparagus, 1/2 teaspoon salt, carrot, and sesame oil. Serve tofu over rice.

Created date

September 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 296
Caloriesfromfat 26 %
Fat 8.4 g
Satfat 1.1 g
Monofat 2.8 g
Polyfat 2.3 g
Protein 15.7 g
Carbohydrate 41 g
Fiber 4.9 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 3.7 mg
Sodium 913 mg
Calcium 126 mg