Thai Tofu Bowl

0:35 m

Need a simple supper that's big on flavour. Try our Thai Tofu Bowl. This dish is all about bringing together the best of quick and delicious cooking. Toss together crispy tofu, vibrant veggies, and Thai red curry paste for a quick and instantly flavourful curry sauce. Check out the recipe below!

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For the Curry Sauce

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For the Tofu

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For the Vegetables

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To Serve

<item-todo-done>1 bag of microwave rice<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> crushed peanuts<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> handful of fresh coriander<item-todo-done>

Before you start

2 saucepans | Large frying pan | Steaming basket set over a large pot

For the curry sauce

  • Peel and finely chop the shallot
  • Peel and finely chop the ginger and garlic, if using fresh
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add the shallot, garlic and ginger. Gently cook for 4-5 minutes until soft and fragrant. Add the red curry paste and fry for 1 minute, before adding the coconut milk. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes whilst you prepare the tofu and vegetables

For the tofu

  • Cut the tofu into bite size pieces
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Once hot, fry the tofu for 8-10 minutes, turning them so that each side is golden brown and crispy. Remove from the heat and keep warm

For the vegetables

  • Cut the broccoli into florets
  • To set up the steamer, fill the pot with about 1-2 inches of water. Insert the steamer basket into the pot and place the broccoli, mangetout and peas into the steamer basket. Cover the pot with a lid and steam the greens for about 3 minutes. If you don't have a steamer basket, you can use a metal colander and saucepan lid. Alternatively, you can blanch the vegetables for a couple of minutes until cooked through

Assemble the bowl

  • Heat the rice in the microwave
  • Arrange rice, veggies and tofu in bowl and pour over the creamy curry sauce
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