June 30, 2014

Tofu capsicum rice with pepper flavor/easy vegetarian rice recipes/one pot meals/rice recipes for lunch box/Step by step pictures/Tofu health benefits


Hi...It`s 30 th today..How soon completed 6 months??only one more month to celebrate birthdays of my two kids..Yesterday,while searching for birthday special cakes Mahadev came near to me and a spider man cake pic attracted him..Within seconds he stated shouting for that cake and then i checked out few videos in youtube..I felt that with some cocentration and patience can make it if tries carefully..Let`s see...I have one month time to get some ideas and tips about decoarting.

Coming to the recipe,It is a easy tofu rice with capsicum and pepper combination...Actually,a very long time back I shared a capsium rice recipe..There I used mutli color capsicums and chili powder.But here for a variation I added fresh tofu cubes which are tossed with black pepper.If you want a plain rice use triple color capsicums and call it as bell pepper rice,other wise use tofu and cook with help of this step wise pictures..Here fresh black pepper powder gives a nice flavor and hot taste to the rice.I used freshly cooked basmati rice,but you can go with left over or normal rice too..It is a very simple rice and you no need tomatoes or any spice masala powders.This easy and quick rice goes well in lunch and also for lunc boxes.Try this and enjoy.. I had this rice with spicy potato fry and curd..It`s yummy..



CATEGORY- ONE POT MEALS/LUNCH BOE RECIPES/TOFU RECIPES
PREPARATION TIME- 15 MINUTES
COOKING TIME- 15 MINUTES



WHAT YOU NEED

cooked rice-2 cups (I used basmati)
Tofu cubes-10 medium size 
green capsicum-1small
onion-1 small
black pepper powder-1 tsp
ginger garlic paste(GGP)-1tsp
salt-to taste
cumin powder-1/2tsp
bay leaf-1
mustard seeds-1/2tsp
cumin -1/2tsp
cloves-2-3
urad dal-1 tsp
coriander leaves-few(garnish)
oil-2tbsps




HOW TO COOK

take the hot cooked rice in a big plate and let it cool.
chop capsicum and onion.In a bowl take 2 picnhes pf salt and little bit pepper powder and toss tofu cubes.Keep aside thos for 15 minutes.
heat other fresh pan add oil.Then add cumin seeds,bay leaf,mustard,,cloves,urad dal and fry for 30 secs.
now add onion and saute for 1 minute and add capsicum and mix well.
Cook for 1-2 minutes in high flame and add GGP,and fry for 1 more min.
 now add tofu and mix well.
cook for 5 minutes in low flame.when it is almost done add cooked rice and coriander leaves.mix it.switch off the flame.
serve with any raita or fresh curd .
its tasty..easy one for lunch box too....





ABOUT TOFU:


1.Tofu is a curd made from the milk of pressed soybeans. It has a gelatinous texture and doesn't really have a flavor of its own. However, it will take on the flavor of anything you cook it with. There are many different varieties of tofu, but there are three main types usually found in grocery stores: firm, soft and silken.

  • 2.Firm tofu has a solid texture and tends to be higher in fat. This tofu is good for grilling or baking.

  • 3.Soft tofu has a softer texture than firm tofu and tends to be lower in fat. This type of tofu is good as a substitute for eggs or creamy cheeses like ricotta or cottage cheese.

  • 4.Silken tofu has a creamier texture than soft tofu and can be used to thicken up a smoothie or soup, or as a substitute for mayonnaise. In Japanese culture, silken tofu is typically eaten plain or with a splash of soy sauce.

5.No matter what type of tofu you choose, you'll still reap the nutritional benefits of this amazing food.


old picture of bell pepper ricestar

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