Sesame Quinoa with Tofu

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The water-packed, extra-firm tofu in this recipe stands up to sautéing.
4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


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8 ounces extra-firm tofu, drained
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Place tofu on several layers of heavy-duty paper towels; let stand 20 minutes. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes.

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add tofu and seeds; sauté 3 minutes. Remove tofu mixture from pan. Add quinoa to pan; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add stock and salt; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Place in a large bowl. Add tofu mixture, green onions, soy sauce, and pepper; toss.

Totals include Vegetable Stock.

Created date

September 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 274
Caloriesfromfat 32 %
Fat 9.7 g
Satfat 1.3 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 4.4 g
Protein 15.2 g
Carbohydrate 34.3 g
Fiber 4.7 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 10.4 mg
Sodium 300 mg
Calcium 438 mg