Vegan tofu satay bowls

Vegan tofu satay bowls

Serves 4

For the bowls:

400g cooked brown rice

2 carrots, grated

3 generous handfuls of baby spinach

300g broccoli, chopped into florets

2 tsp olive oil

1 x 400g tin of chickpeas, rinsed and drained

Salt and black pepper

450g extra firm tofu, pressed and drained, cut into cubes

For the satay sauce:

1 tbsp toasted sesame oil

4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

4 tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp chilli garlic sauce, e.g. sriracha

4 tbsp crunchy peanut butter, no added sugar or salt

To serve:

Sesame seeds

Fresh chillies, sliced

  1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C/180˚C fan/gas mark 6. Place the tofu in a single layer on a non-stick baking tray and cook for 25 minutes. Transfer to a shallow bowl.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together all of  the ingredients for the sauce until creamy and smooth. Add half of the sauce to the bowl with the tofu and set aside to marinate.
  3. Toss the broccoli with one teaspoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes.
  4. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large nonstick pan over a medium heat. Cook the tofu for 3-4 minutes until crispy and golden brown, working in batches to avoid crowding the pan. When the last batch is browned, return all of the tofu to the pan. Pour in the marinade and stir to coat.
  5. Divide the brown rice amongst four bowls. Top each portion with one-quarter each of the grated carrots, spinach leaves, roasted broccoli, chickpeas and tofu.
  6. Drizzle with the reserved satay sauce and scatter with sesame seeds and fresh chillies, to serve.

    Per serving:727kcals, 22.4g fat (4.1g saturated), 110.1g carbs (17.3g sugars), 26.4g protein, 9.6g fibre, 0.824g sodium