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22 August, 2016
Braised Tofu Rice
Vegan version of the Taiwanese favourite
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Taiwanese braised pork on rice is one of Taiwan’s signature dishes. This super quick version uses dried tofu instead, which gives the dish a chewier texture than the original. Enjoy the cruelty-free, low impact alternative that’s just as delectable as the renowned original.

Taiwanese Braised Dried Tofu Rice
Vegan, Main, Serves 4

Ingredients:
1 pack Taiwanese dried tofu, diced
4 red shallots, finely chopped
1 bowl mushroom (shitake, shimeji, etc)
1 bowl water
½ tsp Sichuan pepper
3tbsp soy sauce paste
2tsp sugar
2 star anises
Rice, cooked (as appropriate)
Some pickled radish

Steps:
Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a wok. Add sugar and toss until aromatic. When it melts, add the dried tofu and red shallots. Stir-fry to release all the flavours.
Add cleaned mushrooms, Sichuan peppers and star anises, soy sauce paste and water into the wok. Adjust to low heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Dried tofu will absorb all the flavours.
Place braised dried tofu on top of rice and top with pickled radish. Serve.

Cooking Tips:
A little soup bag can be used to hold the Sichuan pepper and star anises. It can be removed easily after the mushrooms are coked.
To thicken the sauce, you can add ¼ bowl of water mixed with 1tbsp of corn startch.
If Shiitake mushrooms are used, they have to be soaked until softened before use. The water used for soaking can be added to cook with the ingredients. It will enhance the aroma of the dish.

Green Monday’s “Green It Yourself” Community Programme aims to empower the community to practice green eating habits. Join us next Monday for more vegetarian recipes.

Source: Green Monday Jockey Club “Green It Yourself (GIY)” Programme

By: Ecozine Staff
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