Looking for a quick, flavorful, and healthy vegan meal option? This Easy Vegan Miso Jasmine Rice With Tofu is the perfect recipe to satisfy those cravings! Packed with protein, rich in umami flavor, and featuring a delightful mix of textures, this dish is sure to become a regular in your recipe rotation.
Why You'll Love This Easy Vegan Miso Jasmine Rice With Tofu Recipe:
1. Delicious Umami Flavor: The combination of miso-glazed tofu and jasmine rice creates a harmonious umami-rich dish that's both satisfying and flavorful.
2. Versatile and Customizable: This recipe is highly adaptable. You can adjust the ingredients, switch up the vegetables, or try different types of miso paste to suit your taste preferences.
3. Protein-Packed Vegan Option: Tofu provides a substantial source of plant-based protein, making this dish not only delicious but also nutritious.
4. Simple Ingredients, Impressive Taste: With pantry-staple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, this dish delivers impressive flavors without requiring complex cooking techniques.
Can be made all year round, this flavorful miso rice is a comfort food magic.
- block of extra-firm tofu, pressed and ripped into bite-sized cubes
- jasmine rice
- miso broth
- bay leaf
- tablespoon olive oil
- medium onion, finely chopped
- nutritional yeast
- Sesame seeds for garnish
- Optional: spring onions for garnish
For the tofu marinade:
- sesame oil
- coconut aminos
- brown sugar or pure maple syrup
- warm water
- nutritional yeast
See recipe card for quantities.
In a large pan with olive oil, saute aromatics in medium-high heat, your onions, garlic and ginger if you have some.
Throw in the peas, and keep on stirring! You may season with spices as you go.
Throw in Jasmine rice
Pour Stock or miso broth.
Marinade and season your proteins. We have tofu and Nutcase Vegan
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- Tofu: If you don't have tofu on hand, you can use tempeh or seitan as a protein substitute. Ensure they're marinated or seasoned well for flavor.
- Jasmine Rice: Basmati rice or brown rice can be substituted for jasmine rice. Adjust cooking times and liquid ratios accordingly.
- Miso Paste: Experiment with different types of miso paste such as white miso, red miso, or yellow miso for diverse flavors.
- Vegetable Additions: Enhance the dish by adding stir-fried vegetables like bell peppers, broccoli, or mushrooms. Sauté them separately and mix in with the rice and tofu.
- Soba Noodles: Serve the miso-glazed tofu and jasmine rice with soba noodles for a delightful noodle bowl variation. Garnish with cilantro leaves if you have them.
- Spice It Up: Add a dash of red pepper flakes or your favorite chili sauce for a spicy kick.
- Leftovers: Store any leftover rice and tofu separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
- Reheating: To reheat, gently warm the rice and tofu in the oven or on the stovetop. You may want to add a splash of water or broth to the rice to prevent it from drying out.
- Crispy Tofu: Achieve crispiness by ensuring the tofu cubes are spread out in a single layer on the baking sheet and not overcrowded.
- Marinating Tofu: For enhanced flavor, marinate the tofu for a longer duration, even overnight in the refrigerator.
- Customize Flavors: Adjust the seasoning in the marinade or rice to suit your taste preferences. Add more soy sauce or miso for a saltier taste or more sweetness with maple syrup or brown sugar.
- Serving Suggestions: Accompany the dish with a side of steamed pak choi or other Asian greens for a well-rounded meal.
Experimentation is key in the kitchen, so don't hesitate to modify this recipe to suit your preferences or dietary requirements. Enjoy the flexibility of this Easy Vegan Miso Jasmine Rice With Tofu and make it your own!
Q: Can I use other types of rice for this recipe?
A: Yes, absolutely! You can substitute jasmine rice with basmati rice or brown rice. Adjust the cooking time and liquid ratio according to the type of rice you choose.
Q: How can I make the tofu even crispier?
A: To achieve extra crispy tofu, ensure the tofu is well-pressed to remove excess moisture before marinating. You can also bake it at a slightly higher temperature or use the broil setting for the last few minutes of baking.
Q: What can I serve as a side dish with this meal?
A: Steamed or stir-fried vegetables like broccoli, bell peppers, or bok choy would make fantastic side dishes. Alternatively, serve it with a side of fresh salad or add some sliced avocado for creaminess.
Q: Is there a way to reduce the sodium content in this dish?
A: To reduce sodium, you can opt for low-sodium miso paste or soy sauce alternatives. Additionally, rinse the miso paste off the tofu before baking to reduce its sodium content.
Q: Can I prepare the tofu in advance for meal prep purposes?
A: Absolutely! The marinated tofu can be prepared in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking. This can streamline the cooking process when you're ready to assemble the dish.
Q: Can I freeze this dish?
A: Freezing is not recommended for this recipe as freezing tofu can change its texture considerably. However, you can freeze any leftover cooked jasmine rice for up to a month. Thaw and reheat it before serving.
Q: What's the best way to reheat leftovers?
A: To reheat, gently warm the rice and tofu in the microwave or on the stovetop. Adding a splash of water or broth to the rice can help retain moisture while reheating.
Q: Can I make this recipe gluten-free?
A: Yes, this recipe can be made gluten-free by ensuring that the miso paste and soy sauce or coconut aminos used are certified gluten-free.
Q: How can I adjust the flavors to suit my taste preferences?
A: Feel free to adjust the seasoning in the marinade or rice. Add more soy sauce or miso for a saltier taste or increase the sweetness with maple syrup or brown sugar according to your liking.
Q: Where can I find nutritional information for this recipe?
A: Nutritional information may vary based on specific brands and quantities used. You can calculate the nutritional content using online nutritional calculators based on the ingredients you utilize.
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EASY VEGAN MISO JASMINE RICE WITH TOFU
- 1 block of extra-firm tofu pressed and cut into bite-sized cubes
- 1 cups jasmine rice
- 3 cups miso broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 1 cup peas
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- Sesame seeds for garnish
- Optional: spring onions for garnish
- For the tofu marinade:
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar or pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- Prepare the Tofu:
- Press the tofu using a tofu press or by wrapping it in paper towels and placing a heavy object on top for about 20-30 minutes to remove excess liquid.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the miso paste, sesame oil, coconut aminos, sweetener (brown sugar or maple syrup), and warm water to create the marinade.
- Place the tofu cubes in a shallow dish or a resealable bag, and pour the marinade over the tofu. Ensure all pieces are coated evenly. Let it marinate for at least 20 minutes or longer for enhanced flavor.
- Cook the Jasmine Rice:
- Rinse the jasmine rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
- In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the chopped onions until translucent.
- Add the rinsed rice to the saucepan and stir for a minute to coat it with the oil and onions.
- Pour in the miso broth, add the bay leaf, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked and fluffy.
- When the rice is done, remove the bay leaf and fluff it with a fork. Stir in the peas and nutritional yeast. Cover and let it sit for a few minutes.
- Cook the Tofu:
- Sear, seasoned and marinated tofu in a pan with olive oil on medium-high heat until the tofu turns golden brown and slightly crispy.
- Assemble and Serve:
- Divide the cooked jasmine rice among serving bowls.
- Top the rice with the crispy tofu cubes and nutcase vegan.
- Garnish with sesame seeds, spring onions (if using), and a splash of lime juice for an extra zing.
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