Monday, December 12, 2016

Easy Pad Thai

Healthy Benefits
Nutritional highlights. Tofu is a good source of protein and contains all eight essential amino acids. It is also an excellent source of iron and calcium and the minerals manganese, selenium and phosphorous. In addition, tofu is a good source of magnesium, copper, zinc and vitamin B1.

Servings: 2-3
    • 1 cup water, plus more for soaking the noodles
    • 1 10-oz. package rice noodles or ramen-style noodles
    • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 1/2 12-oz. package extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into chunks
    • 4 Tbsp. Liquid Amino's (or soy sauce)
    • 2 Tbsp. peanut butter
    • Juice of 2 limes
    • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
    • Hot Pepper Flakes, to taste
    • Sliced scallions, for garnish
    • Chopped peanuts, for garnish (optional)

  • Fill a large bowl with boiling water. Submerge rice noodles in the water and soak for about 15 minutes.
  • In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the garlic cloves and tofu chunks. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce over the tofu and sauté until golden brown.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, lime juice, maple syrup, hot pepper flakes, remaining liquid aminos and 1 cup of water.
  • Add the soaked noodles and peanut butter mixture to the tofu and cook through for about 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with sliced scallions and chopped peanuts and serve right away. 

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