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Layered Basil Tofu Rice


Layered Basil Tofu Rice

Layered Basil Tofu Rice

After a long time I am back with a Thai recipe. Today’s post is “Layered Basil Tofu Rice” .Thai red chili’s & Garlic are cooked along with Tofu & Onion in Sesame Oil, Soya sauce & mushroom sauce. It is then garnished with a generous amount of basil leaves. The curry is then layered with Thai jasmine rice.
Tofu was introduced to us after coming to Singapore and now it has become a part of our regular diet. Thai basil tofu recipe is one of our favorite when we go to Thai restaurant. Now this has become a very common recipe at home with some changes from the original menu. The flavours of Thai style basil and tofu seep into the rice and the mix of flavours in mouth in worth taking in heaped spoonfuls. Serve Layered Thai Basil & Tofu Rice Recipe along with Thai Yellow Curry Recipe for dinner or lunch.
Thai red chili is very spicy and hence we add some sugar to balance with some mild sweetness. The Red chili & garlic would give the best flavor when they are ground in mortar pestle rather than mixer. Most important point to note is the soya sauce already comes with lot of salt in it. Hence you need to be careful while adding extra salt.

Layered Basil Tofu Rice


Recipe: Layered Basil Tofu Rice
Preparation Time :  10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 minutes
Gas : Low
Yields : 2 Cups



Ingredients
For the Basil Tofu Curry
Hard Tofu – 1 (150 gms)
Onion – 1
Garlic – 8 Cloves
Thai Red Chili – 6
Thai Basil – A small bunch
Salt – to taste
Light soy sauce – ½ tsp
Dark Soy Sauce – ½ tsp
Shitake Mushroom Sauce – 1 tsp
Sugar – ½ tsp
Sesame Oil  - 2 ½ tblsp
For the Rice
Thai Fragrant Rice – 3/4 cup
Water – 1.5 cups

 

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Preparation
1.       Start to cook the rice in an electric cooker. Electric cooker is the best for the measurements given above. This will be happening in parallel to the curry preparation
2.       Chop the tofu into small cubes after squeezing the water from it.
3.       Chop onion into big chunks
4.       Take a mortar pestle and ground red chili and garlic together
5.       Take a pan, add oil and let it become hot.
6.       Add the ground red chili and garlic and fry them well.
7.       Add Onion and fry for a minute.
8.       Add tofu and continue to fry until they turn golden brown.
9.       Add, light & dark soya sauce ,shitake mushroom sauce to this mix.
10.    Add very little salt as soya sauce has already salt in it.
11.    Mix them all well and fry for 2 minutes. Keep stirring continuously.
12.    Add basil leaves and mix them well. Cook for a minute.
For layering the rice
13.    Take a serving bowl and layer the bottom portion with rice followed by the basil tofu curry. Repeat layering for 2 or 3 times.
14.    Serve hot.


Layered Basil Tofu Rice

Notes
1.       Salt should be added with caution as soya sauce has already salt in it.
2.       Thai red chili is very spicy, hence adjust the spice levels according to your taste buds
3.       Sesame oil can be replaced with peanut oil
4.       You may sprinkle with crunchy peanuts and add a dash of lemon.
5.       Cooking time includes cooking of rice in parallel.

Measurements
1 tsp = 5ml
1 tblsp – 15 ml
1 cup = 200 ml