Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Teriyaki vegetables with toasted sushi rice and baked tofu

I have been slack'n on the blog posts this week, not that I haven't cooked every day :P
I made a really yummy red kidney bean balls with spaghetti, and chili with cornbread,( the kid helped with the cornbread ) I wish I posted it all, but sometimes you are so hungry by the end of the cooking process that you just can't be bothered to take a picture, and there are no leftovers ( because it was so good :)

For dinner tonight I made miso soup, and toasted sushi rice cooked with a vegetable broth, teriyaki vegetables with baked tofu, and for dessert a warm banana loaf!

I have to admit I am not the best at cooking rice, its really a hit and miss for me, does anyone else have this problem?

I have dabbled with Mexican rice a few times and the recipe always says to dry toast it until golden, and the results are always spectacular!

I decided to toast the sushi rice and add a half a vegetable bouillon cube to the water. It turned out great. I think the best advice when cooking rice, is that it needs to sit off the heat for at least 10 minutes ( if you are cooking pot method). Then I mixed 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar with 1 tbsp of maple syrup together and poured it over when I fluffed the rice.  I had no brown rice vinegar :(

For the veggies I mixed together about 4 tbsp of tamari with 2 tbsp of maple syrup, mince 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tbsp of cornstarch and 3 tbsp of water, and 2 tsp of cane sugar. Heated the wok, added the oil, sauteed the veggies, added a little water and then poured the mixture over top. It took seconds to thicken up, I pulled it off the heat right away.

Toasted sesame seeds are essential!


  1. I've got a rice cooker and that always works great for me. :) I've never dry toast rice before. Sounds interesting. I'll have to try it. :)

  2. yummm! it looks delicious :)

  3. How did I miss this? This looks sooo tasty!

  4. We only eat brown rice at our house, and this is the only way I've ever been able to make it without it turning into a mess. :) In fact, it's perfect and delicious, every time.