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Black Sesame Tofu Power Bowl

Indulge in a symphony of flavors with our Black Sesame Tofu Power Bowl! Picture crispy, sesame-crusted tofu paired with a rainbow of fresh veggies, all resting atop sticky Korean rice. The star of the show is the creamy peanut sauce, blending peanut butter, sesame oil, lime juice, soy sauce, and a touch of spice. Marinated tofu adds crunch, while vibrant veggies offer a burst of color and nutrition. This balanced bowl is perfect for lunch or dinner, offering plant-based protein and a fusion of delightful flavors. Join us on a culinary adventure that celebrates vibrant, delicious eating all in one bowl.

Are you ready to take your taste buds on a whirlwind adventure filled with vibrant colors, bold flavors, and wholesome ingredients? Say hello to my Black Sesame Tofu Power Bowl – a celebration of fresh veggies, crispy tofu, and a luscious peanut sauce that’ll make your taste buds do a happy dance!

What you will need:

  • The Magic of Korean Rice Let’s kick things off with a hearty helping of Korean rice – sticky, satisfying, and the perfect canvas for our flavorful creation. Korean rice has a unique, sticky texture that beautifully absorbs all the incredible flavors we’re about to introduce. Don’t worry if you don’t have it on hand; you can easily substitute it with your favorite rice variety.
  • Tofu: A Protein Powerhouse Now, let’s talk tofu – the superstar of plant-based protein. Tofu is not just a protein source; it’s a flavor sponge that can transform into whatever taste you desire. In this dish, our extra firm tofu gets marinated in a delightful blend of tamari, sesame oil, coconut sugar, garlic, and ginger, resulting in a crispy, crunchy, and flavor-packed wonder. Cutting it into small cubes and coating them with black sesame seeds adds a mesmerizing crunch to every bite.
  • Sensational Sesame Oil Sesame oil, with its warm and toasty flavor, is the perfect addition to enhance the nuttiness of our black sesame tofu. Be sure to use the exact amount mentioned in the recipe to achieve that exquisite taste.
  • Coconut Sugar: A Healthier Sweetener When it comes to Asian flavors, coconut sugar reigns supreme in my kitchen. Its delectable caramel undertones and unrefined nature make it a healthier choice. It beautifully complements the savory elements in our dish.
  • Garlic and Ginger: Flavor Boosters Garlic and ginger – these aromatic powerhouses play key roles in enhancing the dish’s overall flavor profile. Besides their culinary magic, they offer immune-boosting properties that make them even more essential.
  • Veggies Galore: A Colorful Symphony Our power bowl wouldn’t be complete without a rainbow of fresh, crunchy veggies. Carrot ribbons, red bell peppers, shredded purple cabbage, cucumber, and corn kernels add vibrancy, texture, and a burst of nutrients to the mix. Keeping the veggies raw maintains their nutritional value and ensures that each bite is refreshingly crisp.
  • The Creamy Coconut Peanut Sauce Now, let’s talk about that delectable peanut sauce. Creamy coconut milk, rich peanut butter, fragrant sesame oil, zesty lime juice, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, rice wine vinegar, and ground ginger come together in a harmonious blend of sweet, salty, spicy, and tangy flavors. This sauce is not just a dressing; it’s an experience!

Why I love playing with my food!

Eating food that’s not only delicious but also fun to make is like embarking on a culinary adventure in your own kitchen. It’s a chance to unleash your creativity, experiment with flavors, and enjoy the satisfaction of crafting a meal from scratch. Whether it’s assembling colorful sushi rolls, decorating cupcakes with vibrant frosting, or shaping homemade pasta, the process itself becomes a delightful experience. Plus, the anticipation of savoring your culinary masterpiece adds an extra layer of excitement. So, dive into the world of fun and flavorful cooking – it’s not just a meal; it’s an adventure for your taste buds!

So, there you have it – a delightful power bowl that’s packed with flavors, textures, and nutrients. It’s perfectly balanced, incredibly satisfying, and a true celebration of plant-based goodness. Whether you’re whipping it up for lunch, dinner, or a shared meal with friends, this Black Sesame Tofu Power Bowl promises a culinary journey you won’t soon forget. So, grab your ingredients, create some magic in your kitchen, and let’s ride the rainbow together! 🌈

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Welcome to Claire Bear Bites! Here is where we have the most amount of fun with food. I’m an silly, quirky Aussie living in LA, creating and loving bright, colorful, healthy and delicious plant based meals.

This deliciously colorful meals are a direct reflection of me and my love for experimenting. Food should make you happy, smile and make you do a weird lil happy dance cause it taste so dang good. Life can be stressful but your food doesn’t need to be! Let’s have fun and eat the rainbow!

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Black Sesame Tofu Power Bowl

RICE!!! Satisfying, humble, AMAZING rice! With unrivaled benefits in and out of the kitchen. My eat the rainbow philosophy is on full show! Bright beautiful veggies. The most craveworthy, crispy crunchy sesame crusted tofu, DELICIOUS flavor packed, creamy peanut sauce with the most amazingly sticky textured Korean rice!! This one is such a winner!! Well balanced, punchy flavors and a veggie rainbow! Perfect for a fresh lunch or fun dinner to share with friends! Peep the recipe below. And let’s ride the rainbow!!!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2

Equipment

  • air fryer
  • blender

Ingredients
  

Ingredients

  • cups Korean rice cooked
  • 8 oz firm tofu pressed and cubed
  • 2 tbsp Tamari
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ tsp grated fresh ginger
  • cup black sesame seeds
  • 2 carrots peeled and ribboned
  • 4 red baby bell peppers sliced
  • 1 cup purple cabbage shredded
  • ¼-½ cucumber chopped
  • 1 cup corn kernels

Peanut Sauce Ingredients

  • ¾ cup light coconut milk
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • tsp red pepper flakes crushed
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger

Instructions
 

  • Cook the rice according to package instructions.
  • For the sauce. Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. And set aside (sauce can be stored in the fridge up to a week)
  • Press and cube tofu
  • Combine the Tamari, sesame oil, coconut sugar, garlic and ginger and marinate the tofu for 20 mins
  • Spread sesame seeds on a plate and add tofu. Coating with all the seeds
  • Add the tofu to an air fryer and fry at 375 until golden brown. Set aside
  • Prep your veggies
  • Add your rice to the center of a plate and add your rainbow of veggies and tofu around the rice.
  • Smother the rice with that delicious peanut sauce. And ENJOY!!!
Keyword air fryer, dairy free, gluten free, healthy dinner, high protein, vegan

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Picture of Meet Claire

Meet Claire

Welcome to Claire Bear Bites! Here is where we have the most amount of fun with food. I’m an silly, quirky Aussie living in LA, creating and loving bright, colorful, healthy and delicious plant based meals.

This deliciously colorful meals are a direct reflection of me and my love for experimenting. Food should make you happy, smile and make you do a weird lil happy dance cause it taste so dang good. Life can be stressful but your food doesn’t need to be! Let’s have fun and eat the rainbow!

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