Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Nasoya Tofu Fried Rice + Giveaway [Gluten-free, vegan]

"How do you get enough protein" is question every plant-based eater dreads. The idea of protein wasting due to a vegetarian diet is just archaic. Every diet needs variety, and we'd all benefit from getting more beans, legumes, nuts, seeds and organic soy in our life. Extra-firm organic soy is always on my grocery list, so I was thrilled that Nasoya asked me to try their new TofuPlus products. Done.

Black soybean extra firm tofu is my favorite. Naturally rich in protein and antioxidants, TofuPlus is fortified with B vitamins (including B12), vitamin D, zinc and calcium. And it's organic and Non-GMO Project Verified (the only way I eat soy-but I'm not going to get into that soy or not debate now. Read my opinion here). Add that to the fridge next to day-old brown rice, and an easy weeknight meal is made.

Vegan Fried Rice
1 block extra-firm tofu (I used Nasoya Black soybean extra firm tofu )
2 cups brown rice (day old at least)
2 cups veggies (frozen, fresh, whatever you like)
1 tsp ginger (dried or fresh minced)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
2 TBSP tamari (or soy sauce)
1 tsp maple syrup
Juice of 1 lemon 
Sriracha (I recommend JoJo's)

Coconut or hot sesame oil

1. Press tofu and cube. Lightly fry in coconut oil.
2. Mix together garlic, ginger, tamari, maple syrup, lemon and sriracha (as hot as you want). 
3. Add rice and veggies to saute pan with fried tofu.
4. Pour stir-fry sauce over all.
5. Cook for 5-10 minutes until everything is hot and rice starts to become crispy.
6. Enjoy! (more sriracha always an option)

And now the best part! I have 2 coupons for FREE Nasoya Tofu to giveaway. Here are the details:
  • Giveaway open from 2/18 until 5pm 2/25/2014
  • Open to all US residents 
  • 1 entry by leaving a comment on your favorite way to eat tofu
  • 1 entry by following me on twitter (@ElizabethEats) and tweeting "Enter to win @Nasoya #TofuPlus http://ow.ly/tLlkR via @ElizabethEats #giveaway"
Good luck! 


sarahhhhhh said...

I am in love with tofu scrambles!

Carlene Thomas RD said...

My favorite way to eat tofu is grilled with lemon grass and rice noodles. So, so good.

Andrea M said...

I love it stir fried!

Christine said...

I used to hate tofu, and now that I've started making it myself I love it! I think my absolute favorite would be prepared as tofu skin sushi. It's fried so there's an air pocket and then sliced open, soaked in a sweet sauce, and then filled with rice. YUM.

Michaela said...

This may sound weird but I like eating super firm tofu raw :P

Jordan said...

I love making tofu pudding, or tofu stir fry!

Jordan said...

I follow you and tweeted: https://twitter.com/j_mosh/status/437029710175154176

Matthew @ Lasik for Your Surgeon said...

Sounds like a new favourite!

Elizabeth said...

I've been getting into baking it after letting it marinade in some ginger, garlic, sesame, tamari, lemon and a little maple syrup. Yum.

JC said...

I like grilled tofu with soy sauce.

Abby Schiera said...

Every single morning for the past 6 plus years, since I went vegetarian, I have eaten a tofu scramble for breakfast. It has changed a little over time but it always included Nasoya tofu. I love the Tofu plus products cause I feel like they give me an extra boost of nutrients.

Shannon Everett said...

I like tofu in desserts, like peanut butter parfaits!

MariaM said...

Pressed, fried, and lightly seasoned with different flavors like lemon pepper, or chili powder.