Some days I come home starving, tired, and ready to chill out to netflix. And most days if you take a browse in my fridge, you’ll find it extremely sparse. Some old veggies, a package of tofu, various condiments, and expired almond milk. Not exactly appetizing. Now, I know I can easily go online and order some delicious take out but most of the time even that is too much after a long day.
This is where my crafty foodie knowledge comes in. I once had a boyfriend who taught me all the secrets of making a delicious, inspiring meal out of (literally) everything in your kitchen. He called it “Dankenstein”. His Dankenstein usually consisted of rice, onioins, various veggies, canned tuna, spices and hot sauce. A college boy meal of epic proportions. I quickly realized his method could be applied to anything and everything I had in my kitchen and still be equally dank. So here is my Asian-inspired Dankenstein.
In my kitchen I scraped together:
- Extra Firm tofu (totally and COMPLETELY pressed and drained…. you’re going to need to bake it)
- an old packet of “just add water stir-fry mix”
- veggies (I used: spinach, red pepper, onion, cherry tomato, mushroom; but anything works)
- brown rice
- sesame seeds, soy sauce, honey, chili flakes, assorted spices
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Make brown rice according to package.
- After draining the tofu (30 mins for maximum drainage), I sliced it into dominoes and set in a bowl. Over it I poured the prepared stir fry mix (according to package) and added a bit of soy sauce. Let sit for 15-20 mins in fridge covered.
- Remove from fridge and place on a baking sheet; sprinkle sesame seeds on top if desired and pop in the oven for about 7 minutes
- After 7 mins, remove sheet and flip tofu. Return to oven for another 5-7 minutes.
- Meanwhile, on medium heat, add some oil and soy sauce to a pan and sautee your onions and peppers (5 mins), add mushrooms (1 min).
- While tofu is still hot from oven, add to veggie sautee and add spinach, tomato, and spices. Sautee for until spinach wilts.
- Serve over brown rice; garnish with cilantro and more sesame.
mmm dankness!…. Bon Appetite! xo