Simple tofu peanut satay
Tofu can be an easy option even for meat eaters as it involves very little preparation and soaks up the flavours well. Choose a hard one that holds together better. You can use chicken if you prefer.
This meal is quick and easy to make and can last in the fridge or freezer if you have leftovers.
It's a great way to add more vegetables into your meals. Mix and match your own vegetables if you like.
For a faster meal, use a shop bought sauce.
Prep time 10-15 minutes, cooking time ~20-30 minutes
Hard tofu ~300g cut into 2cm squares (can alternatively use chicken)
One small red onion (leave a small amount for the sauce if making your own)
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
One red pepper halved and cut into slices
One head of broccoli cut into small florets
2 cups of brown or white Basmati rice
Olive oil to cook
For the satay sauce
*Alternatively use a pre-made satay sauce to save time.
2 tablespoons of finely chopped onion
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup of natural, crunchy peanut butter (look for no added sugar and salt when possible)
1/2 cup of water
2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
To make satay sauce:
Add onion and garlic to a pan with a little oil on a low heat. Cook until soft but do not brown.
Add peanut butter and water and stir well
Remove from heat and mix in sweet chili sauce and soy sauce
To make dish:
Cook rice as per directions on the packet
Add onion to a pan with a little olive oil over medium heat, when soft add the garlic and cook for a few minutes until the onion is browning
Add broccoli and cook for a few minutes until starting to get soft
Add red pepper and tofu and cook for 5 minutes or until soft and heated through
Turn the heat to low and stir through the satay sauce, let simmer for 5 minutes
Serve with rice
Keep leftovers in the fridge for a few days or in the freezer to last longer.