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  • 400g firm tofu
  • 4 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • grated to make 1 tbsp ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed 
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and diced
  • sesame oil
  • a bunch spring onion, finely sliced
  • 250g (use a pack of ready-cooked if you like) cooked brown rice
  • 200g tenderstem broccoli, blanched and chopped 
  • 50g  edamame (soya) beans, blanched
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce


  • STEP 1

    Cut the tofu into wide strips, put in between two sheets of kitchen towel and weight down with a chopping board for an hour to release some of the water.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the grill to high. Brush the pressed tofu pieces with half the hoisin, put onto an oiled baking sheet and scatter over 1 tsp sesame seeds. Grill for 6-8 minutes until turning golden and crisp. Turn over the tofu, glaze with more hoisin and scatter with a few more sesame seeds. Grill again until crisp.

  • STEP 3

    Meanwhile, fry the ginger, garlic and chilli in 1 tsp sesame oil until fragrant.Add half the spring onion and stir-fry for another minute.Add the rice and fry for 5 minutes until warmed through.Then add the blanched broccoli and edamame and season with soy sauce. Tip into bowls, top with the tofu and scatter with the remaining spring onion.


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