Tofu skewers with peanut sauce

I actually typed this up last night but it got lost in cyberspace – groan!

Anyway… This is one of my kids’ favourites meals – not just because it tastes delicious, but because they love threading all the vegies and tofu chunks onto the skewers!

For the rice bed:

3/4 cup brown rice (to serve 4 people)

1 1/2 cups water (or double the quantity of rice you’re using)

1 bunch bok choy, shredded

Place the rice in a saucepan, add water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes. Add the bok choy and continue simmering for 5 minutes. Stir bok choy in then spread onto serving plates.

Skewers: (I haven’t specified quantities for the vegies – you can use whatever quantity you need!)

1 bag tofu nuggets – I use Blue Lotus brand, from Coles fridge section or health food shops – it comes in Sweet Chilli and Sesame; I used Sweet Chilli

zucchini, thinly sliced in rounds

capsicum – green, yellow and red, cut in 3 cm dice

button mushrooms – halved if small, quartered if large

pineapple pieces – you can use fresh, but I cheated and used pieces canned in juice

cherry tomatoes

Thread all ingredients onto skewers. Grill for 10 minutes at moderate heat, turning frequently to avoid burning. Arrange skewers on rice bed.


2 cloves garlic

2 cm piece fresh ginger

1 brown or white onion

pinch of chilli powder

120 ml water

20 g palm sugar – I used Jeeny’s brand, from Asian groceries or the Asian food section at Coles; it comes in convenient 20 g blocks

200 g peanut butter – I make mine in my trusty Thermomix, otherwise buy a brand without added salt and sugar e.g. Sanitarium Natural

juice of 1 lime

100 ml light coconut milk

Mince garlic and ginger (or chop in Thermomix for 3 sec, speed 6) and dice onion (TM for another 3 sec, sp 6), then put in saucepan and add chilli powder and water. Saute over moderate heat for 5 minutes or until onion is soft (or TM 100 deg, 5 mins, speed soft). Add palm sugar and peanut butter and continue cooking over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly (or TM 70 deg, 2 mins, sp 2), then add remaining ingredients and cook over low heat, stirring constantly (TM 70 deg, 2 mins, sp 2).

Pour sauce over skewers.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Lisa on July 4, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    What are the tofu nuggets and which coles did you buy them from – I’ve never seen them in Caringbah


    • Hi Lisa
      I got them from Kareela Coles. Caringbah will probably have them – in the fridge section, with the other tofus. Otherwise try Simply Organic at Caringbah. Or you could take a trip to the wilds of Kareela to get them 😉


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