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Tofu Stir Fry With Spinach

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Ingredients
  Tofu 8 Ounce, cut into slices 1/4 inch thick
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Quick cooking brown rice 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Onion 1 , thinly sliced
  Carrots 2 , thinly sliced on the diagonal
  Sesame oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Celery stalk 1 , thinly sliced on the diagonal
  Yellow pepper 1 , thinly sliced
  Sweet red pepper 1 , thinly sliced
  Sliced mushrooms 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Spinach 8 Ounce, torn into bite size pieces
  Chicken stock 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Pineapple juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ginger juice 1 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Honey 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Hot pepper flakes 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground coriander 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Roasted peanuts 3 Tablespoon
  Toasted sesame seeds 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Place the tofu on a baking sheet in a single layer.
Freeze for several hours or overnight.
Remove from the freezer and set aside to thaw just before beginning this dish.
In a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, bring the water to a boil.
Stir in the rice, reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and simmer for 10 minutes.
Keep warm.
In a 2-quart casserole, combine the onions, carrots, and oil.
Microwave on high for 3 minutes, or until the onions are slightly tender.
Stir in the celery, yellow peppers, red peppers, and mushrooms.
Microwave on high for 4 minutes, or until the celery begins to soften.
Stir in the spinach.
Cover with wax paper and microwave on high for 1 minute.
Stir, cover, and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the spinach wilts.
Drain off and discard any liquid.
In a 1-quart saucepan, combine the stock, pineapple juice, ginger juice, soy sauce, cornstarch, honey, lemon juice, pepper flakes, and coriander.
Stir over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil and thickens.
Place the peanuts and sesame seeds in blender.
Chop finely.
Stir into the sauce.
Pour over the vegetables and stir to combine.
Cube the tofu and add.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes, or until heated through.
Fluff the rice with a fork.
Place on a platter.
Top with the vegetables.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Tofu

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