Sesame-Orange Tofu

    START TO FINISH: 30 minutes MAKES 4 servings

    • 1⁄4 cup finely chopped peanuts
    • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
    • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1⁄8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    • 1 12-ounce package firm or extra-firm tub-style tofu (fresh bean curd), drained and cut into 1⁄2 -inch cubes
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 3 cups frozen stir-fry vegetables (any combination), thawed
    • 1⁄2 cup stir-fry sauce
    • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice
    • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
    • 1 medium orange, cut into 8 wedges

    1. In a large bowl combine 1 tablespoon of the peanuts, the sesame seeds, ginger, and crushed red pepper. Add tofu; gently toss to coat.
    2. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. (If necessary, add more oil during cooking.) Add tofu mixture to skillet. Cook and gently stir until sesame seeds are toasted and tofu begins to brown.
    3. Push tofu mixture to side of skillet. Add vegetables; cook and stir until heated through. Add stir-fry sauce; cook and stir gently until mixture is bubbly.
    4. Serve tofu mixture over hot cooked rice. Sprinkle with the remaining 3 tablespoons peanuts and the green onions. Serve with orange wedges.

    PER SERVING: 330 cal., 12 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 1 mg chol., 854 mg sodium, 41 g carb., 6 g fiber, 16 g pro.


    Sesame seeds, like many seeds, provide protein and calcium. Incorporate more of them into your diet by adding them to stir-fries, baked goods, and granola.