It might remind you of something I did, Buddha bowl maybe? To me, it’s almost the same things except in this one you have a sauce with the rice and lentil, the other one -only- have the dressing. When I made this bowl, I made it a bit too spicy, okay, tbh it’s was really REALLY spicy. My mouth was on fire -literally-. BUT it did NOT stop me from stuffing my face with this delish food! On the website I found the recipe on, it says you can make four servings with it. It only lasted for two. Ummmmm, maybe I eat too much? I don’t know. Anyways, let’s get started.
Lentils and Rice
- 65 g brown rice
- 65 g green lentils
- 200 g firm tofu
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp soy sauce, or tamari
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 onion, finely sliced
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1 tinned tomato sauce
- 1 tsp chilli powder (2 if you like it spicier)
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 avocados (optional but recommended)
Lentils and Rice
- Add the lentils, brown rice and water to a medium-size saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer, uncovered, for about 20 minutes.
- Drain and set aside and cover to keep warm.
- Heat two teaspoons of oil in a saucepan, add the onion and cook for about 10 minutes, or until soft and golden brown. Add the chopped garlic and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Add the tinned tomatoes, spices, apple cider vinegar, nutritional yeast and salt to the saucepan and whisk until combined. Cook for another 5 minutes.
- Add the rice and lentils to the enchilada sauce and mix until everything is well coated with the sauce.
- Whisk together all the marinade ingredients together until combined.
- Drain the tofu very well. Line a plate with paper towel, place the tofu on top, add another layer of paper towel and place something heavy on top. Press the tofu for 5-10 minutes. Cut it into cubes and add it to the sauce. Stir to coat and let marinate for at least 20 minutes.
- Heat some oil a large skillet over medium heat. Add the tofu and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently until the tofu is light brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
Okay, maybe I eat a lot, ’cause if you’re just like me, you put everything in one bowl and eat half the thing in one sitting (way too full after!), but so good! You can even use the tofu marinade to add flavour to another tofu dish. I found this lovely recipe on full of plants. Oh, before I go, I said at the beginning that it was really spicy, maybe for those who don’t like -way- too spicy food, reduce the chilli powder by half or more, it really depends on you.
I hope you will enjoy the recipe, if you do, please don’t forget you can share it and leave a comment. I would love to hear your feedback. The important question, do you like spicy food or not? Let me know!