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Thai Roasted Tofu With Chili and Basil

1 - 6
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
1 hr 17 min
45 min
32 min
If you think tofu has no taste, think again! We pressed out its water and then roasted it with soy sauce to create a wonderful dense texture and a delicious, smoky f


Extra firm tofu

1 pound(s), sliced into six 1/2-inch slices

Low sodium soy sauce

3 tbsp(s)

Olive oil

2 tsp(s)

Ginger root

2 tbsp(s), fresh, minced

Minced garlic

2 tsp(s), about one large clove

Green hot chili peppers

1 cup(s), or red, Thai-variety, thinly sliced

Dried shiitake mushroom(s)

5 cup(s), thinly sliced

Sweet red pepper(s)

1 small, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces

Frozen cut green beans

1 cup(s), trimmed and cut in half

Teriyaki sauce

2 tbsp(s)

Fresh basil

¼ cup(s), Thai or Italian, fresh, torn, plus few leaves left whole for garnish

Uncooked scallion(s)

2 tbsp(s), thinly sliced on diagonal for garnish

Cooked long grain brown rice

2 cup(s), kept hot


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place tofu slices on several layers of paper towels. Cover with more paper towels and top with a cookie sheet. Place several heavy objects (like a can or heavy pots or pans) on cookie sheet to press out water from tofu for 30 minutes.
  2. Coat cookie sheet with cooking spray. Cut tofu into cubes to yield 9 cubes per slice. Place on cookie sheet and brush with 2 tablespoons of soy sauce. Coat tofu with cooking spray and place in oven. Roast for 25 minutes, remove from oven and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add ginger, garlic and chili; cook until fragrant, about 10 to 15 seconds. Add mushrooms, cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add peppers and green beans; raise heat to high and cook until vegetables are cooked but still crisp, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add remaining tablespoon of soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, basil and roasted tofu. Cook to warm through, about 1 minute. Garnish with scallions and basil. Serve with rice. Yields about 1 3/4 cups tofu mixture and 1/2 cup of rice per serving.