Sunday, August 05, 2012

Red Curry Tofu Stir-fry over Rice Noodles

I love tofu, it's an inexpensive lean protein that is easy to use.  What makes it even more fabulous is that my daughter loves it.  Dinner time can be a real struggle, so I am amazed to find that that tofu works for her.  It makes sense, given that it is basically flavorless, but the texture can be hard for some kids to get past.  Although I have to admit I get stuck in a rut with it, meaning that I often use it for stir fry.  I love stir fry, it's quick and easy and a good way to put a lot of veggies into a meal.  One of my goals is to find other uses for tofu...
In the meantime, the stir-fry for this post is Red Curry Tofu Stir-fry over Rice Noodles. If you are not a tofu fan you can easily replace it with chicken, beef or pork.

Red Curry Tofu Stir-fry over Rice Noodles

Serving Size  : 4    

12 ounces  tofu, firm
8 ounces  rice noodles
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 small  red onion -- thinly sliced
2 cloves  garlic -- pressed
1 tablespoon red curry paste
8 ounces  mushrooms -- sliced
1 green pepper -- thinly sliced
10 stalks  asparagus -- cut into 2" pieces
1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • Slice tofu in to 1/8 thick pieces and place on paper towels.  Then cover with paper towels and press to remove excess moisture.
  • Heat water and soak rice noodles as package directs, 8-10 minutes.  Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a wok, saute onion in oil over med-high to high heat for a few minutes, then add garlic and curry paste, saute for 1 minute more.
  • Add tofu slices and stir fry until beginning to brown.
  • Add mushrooms and stir-fry a few minutes.
  • Add ginger paste, green peppers and asparagus.  Stir-fry until heated through.
  • Serve over rice noodles with soy sauce.
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Nutritional Analysis from Mastercook.  Per Serving: 366 Calories; 10g Fat (22.9% calories from fat); 10g Protein; 62g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 1mg Cholesterol; 386mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 3 1/2 Grain(Starch); 2 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for letting us know this red curry tofu over rice noodles. I like your recipe but I already cooked it before and I want now a new recipe that I can't cook before like Pork Stir Fry. If you have a recipe for that please post it here. Keep on sharing!