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Better than takeout Crispy Sweet Chilli Tofu

Whoever says tofu is boring, has not trued this dish. Spicy, sweet, addictive goodness that is super easy to make and will convince everyone of how delicious tofu can be! 

Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Prep Time 10 Minuten
Cook Time 20 Minuten
Total Time 30 Minuten
Servings 4 servings

What you will need

For the sauce:

  • 100 ml water
  • 100 g honey
  • 40 g vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sambal olek
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • oil

For the rest:

  • 400 g tofu
  • wholegrain flour (about 5 tbsp)
  • 400 g (brown) rice
  • 500 g broccoli

How to

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. 

  2. Place the tofu inbetween a kitchen towel or kitchen paper and add a (relatively) heavy object on top. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes. This will press the tofu and remove any liquid that is inside of it. Then cut it into about 1cm sized cubes, toss them in the flour, so they are evenly coated and lay on a baking tray. Drizzle with oil and bake for about 25 minutes until crispy and golden brown.

  3. To a pot add the rice along with twice the amount of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer at medium heat and let simmer until all water has been absorbed. Turn down to low heat and let sit for another 5-10 minutes until soft and fluffy.

  4. In the meantime add the honey, vinegar, sambal olek, chili flakes and water, except for 2 tbsp to a pot and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. In the meantime combine the cornstarch with the remaining water until there are no lumps left, then stir into the remaining sauce. Turn down to medium heat and let simmer for 10-15 minutes, storing occasionally until it thickens. Then reduce the heat to very low.

  5. In the meantime break the broccoli into florets and steam it in a pot with boiling, salted water for about 4 minutes, then drain. Once the tofu is done baking, add it into the sauce and make sure it is all covered. 

  6. Divide the rice, broccoli and tofu onto bowls and garnish with some fresh cilantro. Enjoy!