Ginger-Tofu Rice Bowl

ginger-tofu rice bowl
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 cup (8 oz.) brown basmati rice
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons peanut or safflower oil
  • 1 package (14 oz.) extra-firm tofu, preferably organic, pressed dry and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound baby bok choy, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, very thinly sliced


In a medium saucepan, bring the rice, 1 tbsp. ginger, 2 1/2 cups water and 1/4 tsp. salt to a boil. Reduce the heat to low; cover and simmer until the rice is tender, about 45 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce, vinegar, cayenne and remaining 1 tsp. ginger.

In a large deep skillet or a wok, heat the oil over medium-high. Add the tofu and stir-fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the bell pepper, bok choy and garlic; stir-fry until the veggies are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Add the soy sauce mixture; stir-fry until the tofu and veggies are coated, about 1 minute. Add the rice; stir until combined, about 1 minute. Divide among bowls.