Steamed Tofu and Cabbage with Brown Rice and Sesame Oil Sauce

author: sarahjane

created: 2004-10-27 13:20:39



A great winter dish for those days when you feel you've overindulged. Even if you think you don't like cabbage, give this a try. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. The original version, by Deborah Madison, featured peanut sauce, but I felt it was a bit much.


1 cup brown rice 1 lb green cabbage, quartered and cubed 1 package extra firm tofu, cubed Sauce 1 tbsp rice vinegar 2 tbsp sesame oil 2-4 tbsp soy sauce 1 garlic clove, minced 1 inch knob ginger, minced Red pepper flakes Cilantro, minced To cook rice: place 1 cup in a small saucepan. Add 2 cups water. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat, cover, and simmer until the rice is soft and all the water has been absorbed. Steam the tofu and cabbage together until cabbage is bright green and tender, 8-10 minutes. Combine vinegar, oil, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, red pepper and cilantro in small bowl. Put cooked rice in bowls, cover with cabbage and tofu and pour over sauce.