Every time my parents visit me, we go to an incredible fine foods store and they buy me a couple of totally overpriced but delicious items to test out. It’s awesome. Last time they came down, I bought a can of tikka masala sauce to make a quick curry with. So, a few days ago, when I was craving a very flavourful meal but didn’t have much time to spend in the kitchen, I grabbed the sauce, some extra firm tofu, spinach, and orzo, and had a fantastic dinner ready in no time!
Curried Tofu and Spinach
for one person
4-6 tbsp of your favourite curry sauce
1 portion extra firm tofu (about 4 slices off a block)
2 cups fresh spinach (or 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach)
1/3 cup orzo or rice
1. Put a pot of water on to boil for your grain of choice. If you are in a rush I recommend orzo; it cooks as quickly as pasta but has a consistency similar to rice. However if you have time to make rice I would go with that! Once the water is boiling cook the starch according to package directions.
2. 10 minutes before the grains are ready, cut your tofu into bite sized chunks, wash and chop your fresh spinach (or simply thaw your frozen spinach), and combine these two ingredients with your sauce in a frying pan. You may wish to use a bit of vegetable oil in the pan. Stir fry the ingredients on medium heat, allowing the sauce and tofu to heat through.
3. Drain the orzo/rice and spoon into a shallow bowl, then top it with the hot curry mixture.