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!}