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Curried Tofu with Rice Recipe

Curried Tofu with Rice Recipe

Tofu takes the place of meat in this bold dish with lots of curry and cilantro flavor. —Crystal Bruns, Iliff, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 package (12.3 ounces) extra-firm tofu, drained and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice


  • 1. Sprinkle tofu with seasoned salt. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute tofu in oil until lightly browned. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. In the same skillet, saute onion and garlic for 1-2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in the coconut milk, cilantro, curry, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Stir in tofu; heat through. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 240 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 fat.

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samdy88 User ID: 8521096 232050
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2017

"5 complete thumbs up, for a great recipe."

MakedaN User ID: 8954430 255479
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2016

"This was very good and I didn't even have all of the ingredients. I had to substitute dried cilantro for fresh and granulated garlic for fresh garlic. Can't wait to try it with the fresh ingredients! I used about 3/4 of the coconut milk just cause I like a bit more sauce. Excellent, will make again."

Jackthefood User ID: 8292241 222772
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2015

"This was very good!! I left the tofu/vegetables in when adding the coconut milk for flavor (I used almond milk). I also doubled the seasoning/curry powder/garlic. Instead of salt I used garlic salt seasoning. I mixed part rice/part couscous for variety. I also definitely had more than one serving..."

Jilips927 User ID: 7571328 111964
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"Love this recipe! I added a few mushrooms, chick peas, a little siracha and ate it w brown basmati rice. It was delicious. I can't wait to have it again!"

JennTats User ID: 7007311 175578
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

"Overall it was good. Thanks."

ColleenTuck User ID: 7120286 180318
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

"Awesome dish, I did increase the curry paste to taste."

sarah.fussy User ID: 2094473 123064
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"Love this recipe, has become a staple. I usually add a can of chickpeas and cut the rice in half to add more protein & they go great with the curry flavor. I've never cooked with coconut milk prior to this, so was concerned, but it is sooooo good!"

chandetti User ID: 6260348 175577
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"great curry, would be great with chicken too!"

swimmer.gurl User ID: 4848074 148478
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"I added mushrooms and more garlic, a little salty, I'll use less next time. Its much better than the usual tofu sandwhiches I make."

tommypoo User ID: 1263135 123062
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

"This is my first time working with tofu. I will try other recipes with tofu now that I figured out how easy it is to work with. The flavor of this recipe is outstanding and I will make this again and share this with my friends for sure!!"

losab User ID: 4391911 190679
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"I used basmati rice instead of brown. Just like Indian take-out!"

harland User ID: 2510912 148477
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2011

"Made this just tonight--very good! I cut back on the oil a bit and kicked up the spiciness by using 1 tsp red chili oil to saute the tofu and another tsp of the same to saute the veggies. I also added about 1 c. rinsed, drained chickpeans, and about 2 c. sliced baby portobello mushrooms to the veggies. I will definitely make this one many, many times!"

jmscoker User ID: 4615223 148476
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"Good flavor. wish it was more saucy, but a good healthy version. We ate it with basmati rice."

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