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Spicy Pilau with Smoked Tofu   Veg   HT  MC   45mins

                                              Submitted by Maggi McElroy

 

Serves 4   Hot   Vegetarian  Vegan Vegetables  Grains  Dried Fruit  Nuts  Herbs   Main Course    Healthy Eating  Dairy  Gluten Wheat Free   Eggless  

  

Ingredients

2 pkts Smoked Tofu cut  into 12mm/ inch cubes

6 tbsp Olive Oil

4 Carrots, finely diced

1 Onion, finely diced

275g/10oz Long Grain Rice

4 Garlic Cloves, crushed

2 teasp Cumin Seeds

6 Cloves

1 Cinnamon Stick

teasp Turmeric

Salt and Pepper

1.5L/2 pts Fresh Vegetable Stock

100g/4oz Green Beans, sliced

50g/2oz Pine Kernels, toasted

50g/1oz Sultanas

175g/6oz Sweetcorn Kernals

2 tbsp Freshly chopped Coriander

 

Instructions

 

1. Heat oil in a large saucepan, add the Tofu and fry for 5-8 minutes until golden.


2. Add the carrots and onion, cover and cook over a low heat for 3-4 minutes.


3. Add the rice, garlic, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric, salt and pepper, mix well then add the stock.


4. Bring to boil, stirring then lower heat, cover and cook gently for 10 minutes.


5. Add the beans, nuts, sultanas and sweetcorn, cover and cook for a further 10-15 minutes, until rice is tender.


6. At the end of the cooking time, if necessary uncover, raise the heat and cook for 1 minute to drive off excess moisture.


7. To serve - stir in the coriander and serve immediately.


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