Ginger Mandarin Orange Rice with Cashew TofuNutritious, vegetarian rice dish.Entree/Main Dish
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
1 can (11 or 15 oz) DOLE® Mandarin Oranges,
1-1/2 cups water,
1 cup long-grain white rice,
1-1/2 tsp garlic salt, divided,
1 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped,
1 tbsp agave syrup,
1 tbsp olive oil,
1 cup firm tofu, cubed,
2 tbsp salted cashews,
ground black pepper,
Step 1: Drain mandarin oranges; reserve 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons syrup.
Step 2: Boil water in medium saucepan; stir in rice and 1 teaspoon garlic salt. Reduce heat; cover. Simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in reserved 1/4 cup syrup, ginger, agave syrup, 3 mandarin oranges and dash ground pepper. Cover; continue heating until liquid is absorbed. Remove lid and saute on high 1 minute. Keep warm.
Step 3: Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to small skillet. Heat to medium-high. Add tofu, remaining garlic, 3 tablespoons syrup and 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt. Cover; let heat and steam for a few minutes. Continue to saute until tofu looks fluffy but not too browned.
Step 4: Add cashews and continue to cook, until tofu is browned and fluffy, liquid is absorbed and cashews slightly browned. (Note: Make sure all liquid is absorbed.)
Step 5: Spoon tofu over rice and garnish with remaining mandarin oranges. Season with freshly ground black pepper to taste.