This is THE ideal recovery meal, opting for foods with a three to one ratio of carbs to protein. This recipe is near perfect. It is a great meal to help healing if you have had or are contemplating surgery. Otherwise, it is a great ‘pick-me-up’ meal on any day.
- 1 lb. firm tofu, drained
- 3 tbsp. reduced sodium soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 2 tsp. sesame oil
- 1 1/2 cups brown Jasmine rice
- 1 inch piece fresh ginger, grated
- 1/2 tbsp. wasabi powder
- 2 tbsp. sesame seeds
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1/2 cucumber, chopped
- 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
- 1 green onion, sliced
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- juice from 1 large lime
Cut tofu crosswise into 8 slices. Place in a shallow bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey and sesame oil. Pour soy sauce mixture over tofu and let soak, turning just once for a minimum of 2 hours, preferably longer.
When ready to serve, cut tofu into pieces in half crosswise and reserve the marinade.
Place rice, ginger and 2 cups of water in a saucepan (rice cooker preferred). When cooked, fluff with a fork.
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a dry, heavy bottom skillet, add the sesame seeds and toast, shaking pan occasionally, until the seeds pop and become fragrant.
In a bowl, toss together avocado, cucumber, carrot, onion and cilantro. Whisk lime juice into the wasabi paste and toss with the avocado mixture.
Divide rice among 4 serving bowl and top with tofu pieces and avocado mixture. Drizzle on any reserved marinade.