nutritional information

Per Serving (1/3 cup rice plus 1 cup tofu and salad):

  • Calories: 297
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Total Fat: 15.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 858 mg
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 3 g

Spicy Tofu Bento Bowl

Spicy Tofu Bento Bowl

Serves 6

30 minutes or fewer

This salad from October 2006 gives classic veg ingredients an Asian flair. Bento refers to bento boxes, the containers with separate compartments used for take-along lunches in Japan.
Spicy Tofu
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup chile-garlic sauce
  • 2 Tbs. dark sesame oil
  • 14 oz. extra-firm tofu, drained and cubed
  • 5 green onions, finely chopped (½ cup)
  • ¼ cup nonfat yogurt
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
Salad
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp. chile-garlic sauce
  • 2 cups cooked short-grain brown rice
  • 4 ½ cups mixed baby greens
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • 1 cucumber, sliced (1 ½ cups)
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tbs. toasted sesame seeds

To make Spicy Tofu:

1. Whisk together soy sauce, chile-garlic sauce, and sesame oil in bowl. Heat skillet over medium heat. Dip tofu in soy sauce mixture; cook 10 minutes, or until browned. Cool 10 minutes. Add green onions, yogurt, and lemon juice to remaining chile mixture. Toss with tofu.

To make Salad:

2. Whisk together soy sauce, lemon juice, ginger, and chile-garlic sauce in bowl. Mound rice in serving bowls. Top with greens. Shave carrot strips over top with vegetable peeler. Top with tofu, cucumber, and avocado. Sprinkle with sesame seeds; serve with soy sauce mixture.

November 2009

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comments

spicy tofu for collier

fletcher - 2014-05-09 19:56:31

Made this tonight, without yogurt as I don't eat dairy, and without sesame seeds as they don't add anything for me. It was delicious, the combination of the sauces and vegetables was amazing. For time savings we used trader joe's frozen mixed rice. And a tub of Organic Girl baby greens. I think this recipe as a main dish serves four not six. I will make this one again.

Linda - 2014-05-09 04:18:01

Tofu

Val - 2014-05-08 19:00:28

do you serve it with the rice warm or cold?

kylie - 2014-04-02 00:42:01

B- How does this sound for dinner...sometime? That is if I haven't scared you off from cooking with me ;) -T.

Bill - 2014-03-28 16:19:29

Yummy

Roza beroukas - 2013-12-29 22:45:58

This is so freaking good. I wish you guys posted more "bowls"-- so easy to make for one. And everything seems healthier eaten out of a bowl!

Gaby - 2013-12-16 06:12:48

This was great! I followed the recipe as is. As for the salad dressing I just poured it on top of the finish salad before adding the tofu. I made mine in one large serving bowl.

Kim - 2013-12-15 13:42:18

Hi Tess, thank you for letting us know about the error in the ingredients list. I reviewed the original recipe and edited it so that the measurements will be clearer.

vt_editor - 2013-10-01 16:53:29

This recipe has potential, and a few problems. It calls for 1/4 cup soy sauce, however, does not give portions in the salad dressing or the sauce for the spicy Tofu. Of course we put in the entire 1/4 cup in the beginning of the recipe and were at a loss when it came to the dressing! Does anyone have the appropriate measurments?

Tess L - 2013-10-01 04:09:02

What a great meal! I make this regularly and always get asked for the recipe.

Janet Bertinuson - 2013-06-16 12:53:38

Tasted like salt, not just regular salt, but, like, salty salty salt. Also, the recipe is aaaallllll messed up. It calls for soy multiple time but only instances it in the ingredients list once. It's just generally messed up and disappointing. If you try it I strongly advise using your "chef sense" to alter as needed. I resisted the urge to do so and got a disappointing mess.

Brunehilda - 2013-05-29 02:38:58

So delicious! This dish is perfect!

Abigail - 2012-05-23 05:33:09

I was surprised by how flavourful this dish was! And for those who aren't vegan, don't forgo the yogurt -- it makes the tofu much more delicious!

Jenny - 2012-05-19 04:10:25

This is one of my favorite ways to make eat tofu! It's so good and I always add more tofu then suggested. (I've never added the yogurt though)

Maria Santiago - 2012-04-28 22:13:23