Sesame “Chicken” and Brown Rice Combination Platter

This week I reached, what JCB’s husband calls “The Dairy Threshold.” JCB is a better person to explain it to you, but it means people who are lactose intolerant can eat dairy until they can’t anymore and then they get sick. I found my threshold and pushed past it when I ate an omlette with cheese. My belly was none too pleased with me and I had to do something to make it better.

This recipe was inspired by my love of Sesame Chicken Chinese take out.  I shouldn’t eat it because it’s breaded, but sometimes I do because it’s yummy.  I used Bone Suckin’ Sauce as a marinade for the tofu. And yes, both the dairy threshold and the consumption of breaded chicken when I have an intestinal gluten allergy are examples of Fat Kid Tendencies.

Ingredients

1 lb of firm tofu

1/2 jar of Bone Suckin’ Sauce

1/4 cup of sesame seeds

2 cups of cooked brown rice

2 tablespoons of Bragg’s amino acid

Start by chopping a block of tofu in half and then in tiny cubes. You do this by cutting it length wise into strips both vertically and horizontally then again horizontally.  Marinade tofu in Bone Suckin’ Sauce in an airtight container for about an hour. After an hour, place the tofu and marinade in fine mesh sieve over a bowl to drain. Place the cooked brown rice in a lightly oiled stir fry pan. Drizzle on the Bragg’s amino acid on the rice and stir. At this point, the excess marinade from the tofu should be drained off. Place drained marinaded tofu in a separate bowl, toss sesame seeds in and mix to coat. Drizzle two tablespoons of the remaining Bone Suckin’ Sauce into the pot with the rice and mix well. Keep rice on very low heat to keep warm or remove from heat completely.

In a separate skillet, saute sesame seed coated tofu for about 6 minutes or until you start to smell the sesame seeds. While tofu is cooking, nuke remaining sauce for about 45 seconds. Remove tofu from the pan and drizzle with remaining Bone Suckin’ Sauce and serve with brown rice. Serves 2-4 people. It’s a lot cheaper and better on the belly and the wallet than Chinese take out. Enjoy, kids!

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