MONEY MACRO MONDAY

I love going out for a good Asian bowl, but I always hate that it costs me upwards of $15 dollars. I’ve started making my own, and not only are they delicious BUT they are also a fifth of the cost!

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Crispy Tofu Peanut Bowl

Ingredients:

Brown rice (1 cup dry)

Coconut oil (2 tbsp)

Ginger root (2 inch piece, peeled and minced)

Extra firm tofu (2 12oz packages)

Black pepper (1/4 tsp)

Salt (1/2 tsp)

Broccoli (2 crowns, cut into small florets)

Carrots (4 medium, peeled and grated)

Sesame seeds (optional)

Crushed peanuts (optional)

Bean Sprouts (optional)

Sauce:

Natural peanut butter (6tbsp) *

Soy sauce (2 tbsp)

Room temperature water (4 tbsp)

Honey (1 tbsp)

Crushed red pepper (1/2 tsp)

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1 lime

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Directions:

  1. Set oven 400 degrees and spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray
  2. Drain tofu and pat dry, cube and bake for 25 minutes (flip halfway through) or until desired crispiness!
  3. Make rice as per label instructions and set aside
  4. Heat skillet over medium-high heat and add coconut oil. Add ginger and cook for 15-30 seconds before adding baked tofu, salt, and pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes. Transfer mixture to a bowl and set aside.
  5. Add broccoli to skillet and cook until softened, approximately 5 minutes.
  6. While broccoli is cooking, whisk the peanut butter, soy sauce, water, honey, crushed red pepper, garlic, and juice of one lime in a small bowl.
  7. Add rice, tofu, broccoli, & shredded carrot to a bowl. Top with a peanut sauce, crushed peanuts, bean sprouts, and sesame seeds.

*You can make your own peanut butter by throwing roasted peanuts in your food processor until you get your desired consistency* You would need about half a cup of roasted peanuts for this recipe.

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*recipe adapted from Mealime

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