Maple Soy Glazed Tofu with Rice + Edamame
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
Why we love it:
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 1⁄4 cup Maple Syrup
- 1⁄4 cup Soy Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- 2 packages Silken Tofu
- 11⁄2 teaspoons Kosher Salt (divided)
- 11⁄2 cups Basmati Rice (White)
- 21⁄2 cups Water
- 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter (optional)
- 1 package Edamame (frozen, I used in the shell)
- 1 bunch Radish
- 2 Green Onions (for garnish - but only if you have them, don’t buy for this dish only)
1. HEAT OVEN TO 425 DEGREES
Mince the garlic cloves and add to a bowl. Stir together the maple, soy sauce, and dijon in a bowl with the garlic. Add 3 Tablespoons of water.
Use the smallest baking dish you have that fits the tofu in one layer. Remove the tofu from the liquid and slice into 4 even pieces. Sprinkle the tofu with ½ teaspoon of salt and arrange in the pan. Spoon the glaze over top, reserving 1 Tablespoon of glaze. Place in the oven and roast for 8 minutes.
While that gets started, steam the rice. Combine the rice, water, and ½ teaspoon of salt in a pot with a fitted lid. Bring to a boil, then stir well and reduce the heat to low. Cover and steam for 16 minutes without checking on it. When done, open the lid and stir in 1 - 2 teaspoons of butter to taste, rice can hang out on the stove until you’re ready.
You can either steam the edamame on the stovetop - or place in a microwaveable bowl with a bit of water and heat that way. They’re fully cooked, you just need to warm them through. Check the package for instructions as well.
Wash and slice radishes into rounds. Set aside.
7. TOFU PART 2
After 8 minutes of roasting, use tongs and a spatula to very carefully flip the tofu over in the pan. Tip the pan and use a spoon to pick up the glaze and baste it over the top. Now add the reserved bit of glaze to the top. Return tofu to the oven and cook for another 4 minutes, then remove. If using butter, remove the tofu from the dish then whisk in 2 - 3 teaspoons of butter to turn the glaze into sauce.
Plate tofu over a scoop of rice with edamame on the side. Top with radishes. Spoon the sauce over top generously. If you have green onion (or cilantro or basil), sprinkle some on top.