Vietnamese Shaking Tofu

with Thai basil and jasmine rice

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Wheat, Peanuts, Soy

A note about serious food allergies

Often in this space, we resort to the clichés of song lyrics, but with “shake,” our lyric-circuits are overwhelmed. So we'll forgo any cuteness this time. Instead, let's discuss the delicious, crumbled “shaken” tofu, served on a bed of jasmine rice along with crisp veggies like red onion and bell pepper. The tofu and vegetables are dressed in a mix of lime juice and teriyaki. With flavors like that, you'll be sure to shake your groove thing. Drats! Foiled again by our own jukebox.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • ¾ cup Jasmine Rice
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Lime
  • Info
    1 oz. Roasted Peanuts
  • ¼ oz. Thai Basil
  • Info
    12 oz. Extra Firm Tofu
  • 3 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • Info
    2 fl. oz. Teriyaki Glaze
  • 2 tsp. Sriracha
  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook Rice and Prepare Ingredients

    Cook Rice and Prepare Ingredients

    Bring a small pot with jasmine rice and 1½ cup water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until tender, 18-20 minutes. While rice cooks, stem, seed, and slice red bell pepper into ½" dice. Halve and peel onion. Cut halves into ¼" slices. Zest lime, halve, and juice. Coarsely chop peanuts. Stem basil and coarsely chop.

  • Step 2 - Crumble the Tofu

    Crumble the Tofu

    In a mixing bowl, use your hands to break tofu into bite-sized pieces. Cover with paper towels, press, and blot dry. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss with cornstarch, coating tofu completely.

  • Step 3 - Sear the Tofu

    Sear the Tofu

    Heat a large non-stick over high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and tofu crumbles to hot pan. Stir often until browned and crispy, 8-10 minutes. Tofu will continue to break up as it's stirred. Transfer tofu to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  • Step 4 - Cook the Vegetables

    Cook the Vegetables

    Return pan used to cook tofu to high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil, bell pepper, and 1 cup onion (or more, if you're an onion lover). Cook until crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Tofu

    Finish the Tofu

    Add tofu, teriyaki glaze, 1 tsp. lime juice, and a pinch of lime zest to vegetables. Add Sriracha (to taste) and combine thoroughly. Cook until warmed through, 1-2 minutes.

  • Step 6 - Finish the Dish

    Finish the Dish

    Place rice on a plate or in a shallow bowl and top with tofu and vegetables. Garnish with peanuts and basil.