Skinny Trick: Coconut Curry Tofu & Rice

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hi guys, sorry for the late post today. So much is going on... I'm a bridesmaid in a wedding soon, (need I say more?) planning two events and interviews in the coming week, AND I have a friend & her dog staying with us. (Count with me now - 3 adults, 3 dogs, 1 toddler. 1 tiny house. Ya... madness.)

But my beautiful friend staying with us is also vegan, and has been inspiring me to experiment with our meals lately...

Enter: Yummy Vegan Skinny Trick!

(I was looking for something healthy and satisfying, using ingredients we already had in the house. I googled a few recipes and combined different options to come up with this. It was delicious!  Even the hubs and little one devoured it!)


1 small yellow onion
1 (14 oz) can light coconut milk
1/4 cup braggs amino acids (or soy sauce)
1/2 tsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
1 pound firm tofu, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
3 heads of broccoli cut into florets 

1 1/2 cups white rice
1 tsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp honey garlic
1/2 tsp curry
1/2 tsp brown sugar
2 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup raisins (up to 1/2 cup depending on taste)


  • Slice yellow onion - leave in strips.
  • In a large heavy skillet over medium heat, (I use a wok) mix coconut milk, Braggs or soy sauce, brown sugar, sliced onion and curry powder. Bring to a boil. (At this point, begin prepping the rice.)
  • Stir tofu and broccoli into the skillet. Cover, and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium and continue to simmer for 10 minutes, or until broccoli is tender but crisp. 

For rice:
  • Place rice and oil in a pot and brown lightly. 
  • Add salt and garlic powder. 
  • Add water and raisins and stir.
  • Lower heat to medium. Cover the pan and cook for 20 min.

Serve tofu/sauce mixture over rice and enjoy! 

Perfect wine pairing:Lorenza Rose
Gorgeous label, gorgeous mother/daughter team,  and a crisp, not-too-sweet, sweet rose! The perfect pairing for this dish!

(Decorating tip: Place scarves under dinnerware for an eclectic and interesting place mat!}


  1. Ooh I must try this - sounds delish!!

    Can't believe how many people / animals under one roof!! :)

    Sadie x
    ~Giveaway on my blog!~

  2. Yes! So glad you're going to try it Sadie. And in truth, it would be an even SKINNIER trick if you use brown rice. Ha! Maybe I'll write that disclaimer on the recipe! xx


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