Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Broccoli, Carrots and Brown Rice Drizzled with Miso-Butter

by Jennifer

The Miso-Butter is an adaptation of Mark Bittman’s recipe in the NY Times Magazine.  This dinner was quick to make, healthy, and satisfying.  Serves 4.

Sesame-Crusted Tofu (adapted from ChopChop Magazine):

  • 1 package extra-firm tofu
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup roasted sesame seeds
  • 2 TBS peanut oil
  • 1 TBS low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 lb. broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/2 lb. carrots, sliced diagonally
  • Cooked brown rice (start with 2 cups uncooked rice)
  • 4 TBS unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 TBS miso of your choice
  • 1 TBS mirin (Japanese sake)
  • freshly ground black pepper

Press tofu between two paper towel-lined plates topped with something heavy (such as a full teapot) for 30 – 60 minutes.

Slice tofu into 12 equal pieces (slice lengthwise into 4 pieces, then across by 3).

Toss tofu with egg white,

then press both sides into sesame seeds.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Cook tofu, about 2 minutes per side, until golden.  Remove from heat and sprinkle soy sauce over tofu.  Serve immediately.

Broccoli, Carrots and Brown Rice Drizzled with Miso-Butter

Whisk or puree in a mini-chopper the melted butter, miso, mirin and freshly ground black pepper until smooth.

Steam the broccoli and carrots until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.  Divide the rice among four plates, top with broccoli and carrots, and drizzle with miso-butter.

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6 thoughts on “Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Broccoli, Carrots and Brown Rice Drizzled with Miso-Butter

  1. Thank you Jennifer for passing on this recipe, looks tasty. I have been using a tofu press by EZ Tofu Press to get the water out of the tofu, it takes only 5-20 minutes and works great for dishes like the above. I find that proper pressing makes tofu tastier and cook better.

  2. Outstanding. I didn’t have miso so I used tamarind with a little soy sauce. I don’t think the flavor was as rich as it would have been with miso, but it still had that “umami” that I was looking for. I also ran out of sesame seeds so I used half poppy. It actually looked sort of cool–the peices were black and white like a chess board.

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