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Ginger Tofu and Vegetable Farro Stir Fry

Ginger Tofu and Vegetable Farro Stir Fry | Vanilla & Velvet
I hope you all had a nice and relaxing weekend.   Fall is finally here and although it’s been pretty warm during the day, it’s starting to cool off a bit once the sun goes down – giving me an excuse to wear all my favorite chunky knit sweaters, boots and scarves.  Greg has been traveling a lot lately, which I hate, fortunately  I haven’t had much time to notice except for in the evenings because i’m busy every day with either work, school or yoga teacher training.   The plus to Greg traveling is that I get to cook whatever I want – and tofu happens to fall into a food group that he sticks his nose up at.  I found inspiration for this recipe over at Pinch of Yum.

Happy fall!

Ginger Tofu and Vegetable Stir Fry
Author: Gina Mueller
Ingredients
  • STIR FRY
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice or farro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 14 ounces extra firm tofu
  • 2 cups chopped asparagus
  • 2 cups thinly chopped carrots
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 green onions, minced
  • GARLIC GINGER STIR FRY SAUCE
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons honey (more to taste)
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Puree all the sauce ingredients together in a food processor until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Cook the rice or farro according to package directions.
  3. Press tofu for a couple hours to remove excess moisture.
  4. Cut the tofu slices into small cubes.
  5. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  6. Add the tofu and about ¼ cup of the stir fry sauce– Pan-fry the tofu until golden brown. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towel lined plates.
  7. Return the pan to the heat and stir fry the vegetables with a bit of oil. Mix in the remaining sauce
  8. Add farro and mix together
  9. Top with tofu and a sprinkle of green onions

Ginger Tofu and Vegetable Farro Stir Fry | Vanilla & Velvet
My technique for pressing tofu – just fill a pot with water and sandwich the tofu between two plates.

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