Tofu and Shiitake Coconut Curry Bowls

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    This tofu coconut curry bowl is simmered in a deliciously warm coconut curry sauce along with shiitake mushrooms. A plant-based dinner for any evening!

    I’m starting to experiment more with cutting dairy out. Not for any sort of “diet” (I don’t believe in diets, I believe in eating in moderation with a healthy balance of protein, fat, and carbs) but merely because dairy just doesn’t do well with me.

    I try to fight it because cheese is just so good on all the things, but clearly my gut tells me otherwise. I am practically lactose-intolerant, although I can’t pinpoint the exact dairy product(s) that make me stomach go nuts.

    I can eat certain yogurts, ice creams, and cheeses without my stomach hating me but then I’ll eat a dish with a small dose of dairy in it and my stomach wants to murder me, so cutting out dairy slowly might help.

    This tofu coconut curry bowl is simmered in a deliciously warm coconut curry sauce along with shiitake mushrooms. A plant-based dinner for any evening!

    I created this tofu and shiitake coconut curry bowl because we needed a fast dinner and I am loving tofu and creating recipes with tofu.

    I ate it a lot growing up but it was mainly in a couple staple Chinese dishes, and I feel tofu has a lot of bad rap because it’s soy and because people generally don’t know how to cook with it so they just think the one time they made it poorly, tofu definitely sucks.

    My pan-fried sesame garlic tofu and teriyaki tofu and broccoli knocks the belief that ‘tofu is bland’ out of the water, and this tofu and shiitake coconut curry bowl does the same.

    Honestly, I think of tofu kind of like a sponge. It soaks up whatever flavors you give it and with brothy dishes like this tofu and shiitake coconut curry, the tofu is enhance with the coconut curry broth.

    This tofu coconut curry bowl is simmered in a deliciously warm coconut curry sauce along with shiitake mushrooms. A plant-based dinner for any evening!

    Tofu and Shiitake Coconut Curry Bowls

    This plant-based dinner is so super simple to put together and has all the delicious flavors you want in a cozy Asian-inspired dish!
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 20 mins
    Total Time: 35 mins
    Course: Dinner
    Cuisine: Asian
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
    Calories: 384kcal
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    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or another non-flavored oil
    • 2 scallions, diced
    • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
    • 3 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
    • 1: 15 ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
    • 2/3 cup water
    • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
    • 2 teaspoons curry powder
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
    • 16 ounces extra firm tofu, pressed and cubed
    • 2 cups baby spinach

    Instructions

    • In a large pot, heat up oil to medium then add scallions and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Turn heat up to medium high and add the mushrooms.
    • Once softened/cooked, add coconut milk, water, red curry paste, turmeric, black pepper and fish sauce. Bring to a rolling simmer then bring down the heat to a medium low and let simmer for 10 minutes.
    • Add the tofu and let simmer for 10 minutes more.
    • Remove from heat and stir in the baby spinach. Serve over white rice.

    Notes

    Nutrition Facts
    Tofu and Shiitake Coconut Curry Bowls
    Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
    Calories 384 Calories from Fat 207
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 23g35%
    Carbohydrates 17g6%
    Fiber 9g36%
    Sugar 3g3%
    Protein 25g50%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

    Photography by Ari Laing

    This tofu coconut curry bowl is simmered in a deliciously warm coconut curry sauce along with shiitake mushrooms. A plant-based dinner for any evening!
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