Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner…and then some

In the kitchen at Di's House

Meatless Monday – Smoky BBQ Bowl

on April 29, 2013

I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for a smoky barbecue bowl, ever since I saw it on VegNews’ Facebook feed.  I like tofu but was getting tired of Asian recipes.

This recipe calls for marinating tofu cubes in homemade barbecue sauce.  I took the lazy way out and used Kraft Hot (my favorite), plus some Tabasco Sweet & Spicy.  I also pressed the tofu to get rid of some of the excess moisture.

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The tofu gets baked until it gets crispy and chewy.  The main recipe calls for black eyed peas, I substituted broccoli, since I had some that needed to be eaten.  I also used white rice instead of brown.  (I had brown rice but it had gone rancid.  I decided not to buy anymore until I use up what rice I already have.)

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First I took bites of each component on its own.  I wasn’t impressed.  But then, I put together a “perfect bite,” a little bit of everything.  What a big difference!  Truly one of those “sum is greater than the parts” moments.  I love rice bowls and this one is now my favorite.  Easy to put together too, and better for you than a store-bought frozen dinner.

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