Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Thai Style Vegetables with Peanut Sauce

For those of you who love creamy dessert like peanut sauce you will love this dish. The combination of this sweet creamy peanut sauce with fresh veggies and coconut rice is simply delicious and crowd pleaser.

Peanut Sauce:

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
4 Tbs soy sauce
4 Tbs lime juice
4 cloves of garlic, minced
4 Tbs rice vinegar
4 palm kernels (found in Asian markets) or 2 Tbs agave syrup

Combine all ingredient in a medium size pan. Heat on medium until all ingredients dissolve. Turn heat to low, keep warm until vegetables and rice are ready. Remove from heat and let stand for a few minutes to thicken before serving.

16 oz firm tofu, cut in cubes
Medium size bok choy or napa cabbage, chopped
3 large carrots, thinly sliced
2 cups of chopped broccoli
Any other vegetables of your choice

In a large wok or saute pan cook tofu until golden. Add vegetables and cook on medium heat until tender about 10-15 minutes. Place cooked vegetables in a shallow bowl and cover with peanut sauce, add peanuts as a garnish.

Reserve peanut sauce can be used as a nice alternative for dipping veggies.

Coconut Rice:
3 cups of uncooked rice
4 cups coconut milk
2 cups water

Combine ingredients in a rice cooker or medium size pot. Cook for approximately 20 minutes or until rice is done. Serve rice on the side.

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