I found the original recipe on Crestor website. The Nomad Cook made this for me on my birthday couple weeks ago and it was delicious. And it’s healthy! I just made this again today and it is still delicious, even made by my unprofessional hand. With The Nomad’s Cook suggestion, I omitted cornstarch and used 3 different kinds of mushrooms: shitake, crimini and regular white button mushrooms. I think oyster mushroom would work as well, but I haven’t tried it. Also, please note that the below recipe only makes one serving, so if you are to feed 5 people, times everything by 5. Oh and sesame seeds! They really do add to the flavor, but instead of adding them at the end, when serving, I just mixed them in with everything else.
1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 tbsp grated fresh ginger or ground ginger
1 tsp white cooking wine
1 tbsp water, divided
1 tsp brown sugar
Nonstick vegetable cooking spray
2 tsp vegetable oil, divided
1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp sliced onion (optional)
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup thinly sliced carrots
1/2 cup snow peas, diagonally sliced
1/4 cup shredded fresh spinach
1/3 cup long-grain white rice, cooked according to directions without salt or fat
In a bowl combine tofu, soy sauce, ginger, cooking wine, 1/2 tbsp water, and brown sugar. Mix well and let stand for 15 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a skillet sprayed with vegetable cooking spray, add 1 tsp vegetable oil and sesame seeds. On low heat stir 3 to 4 minutes until seeds are lightly toasted. Remove seeds and set aside. To the skillet, over medium heat, add the tofu cubes (drained from marinade and liquid saved). Stir-fry tofu and cook 3 to 4 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan (set aside) and add remaining 1 tsp vegetable oil with onion and mushrooms. Cook 3 to 4 minutes adding carrots, snow peas, and spinach. Cook 3 minutes, then add 2 tsp water and cover. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until vegetables are just tender. Add back cooked tofu, marinade, sesame seeds and 1 tsp water. Stir until liquid is heated through. Serve over hot rice. Makes 1 serving.