|minus tofu (extra firm works best)|
That would be some Asian sesame ginger salad dressing (used as the marinade for the tofu), precooked brown rice, frozen stir-fry vegetable blend, and ginger teriyaki sauce.
Now if you have more time/you don't have these ingredients, by all means cook up your own brown rice, look up a simple marinade recipe online like this, buy all the vegetables at the store and cut them up, and make your own sauce. But this works better for me.
Okay so you want to press some of the water out of your tofu. If you have a tofu press, PERFECT! If you don't, like me, then just sandwich the piece of tofu between two towels and place something heavy on top.
|There IS tofu in there..|
After the tofu has been pressed for about 15 minutes or so, cut it into cubes and squirt some marinade in there.
Okay so now you're going to throw in a handful of onions into a oiled wok or big skillet on medium to medium high. The onions are optional but I like to do it. If you're in a big rush though, just don't add em.
Okay so these look done-
Ah, perfectly caramelized and browned. Now take the tofu mixture off the heat and put it on a plate (or bowl, or the counter, whatever) And add your veggies.
|I originally added this much but then added about 2 cups more. So about 9-10 cups of frozen veggies (fresh might yield a different amount, however)|
Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. You want to have all that extra moisture evaporate so don't cover the pan.
|After I added the extra 2 cups of veg|
And dinner is served! If you want to impress your friends and family, top the whole thing off with some toasted sesame seeds.
Serve with quick brown rice and you're done!
As I said, this is so easy and so fast. The ingredients used last forever in the pantry/freezer , so there's no reason why you shouldn't go out and get them for times like this.
Love this meal!