This is one of my favourite lunches, and if you’ve got leftovers in your fridge then it’s one of the quickest, too.
I generally have some cooked brown rice or quinoa, and a slab or two of tofu hidden around somewhere. This sweet chilli tofu and rice situation really is only limited by your imagination, but I tend to put it together like a fried rice, only without the frying!
Quick Sweet Chilli Tofu and Rice
- Pop some frozen peas and carrots in with your rice as you reheat it (sometimes I even use the rice cold, like a salad) – you can either use a microwave or in a steamer, and add some chopped mushrooms, some cucumber and capsicum – whatever you like, or have on hand.
- Then grill a piece of marinated tofu, chop it up and add to the bowl. You can even use a sandwich press here, saves so much hassle!
- Shake over a little soy sauce and sweet chilli sauce
- Serve sprinkled with some chopped green onion, coriander, and sesame seeds if you have any. Bonus points for toasting them!
It’s also pretty good packed in advance and taken in a lunch box.
When I was a busy newspaper editor I loved to get a little packet of instant rice, and one of microwaveable steamed veggies, and put all that together with some cold chopped marinated tofu. I kept soy sauce and sweet chilli at work and voila – a non-boring hot lunch! Lord knows, I needed that. Office lunches can get depressing.