Sticky sesame tofu
2 blocks extra firm Mori-nu tofu
1/2 c cornstarch
oil for frying
1/4 c honey (or brown sugar if you're vegan)
1/4 c soy sauce (gf)
1/4 c rice vinegar
1 chopped up hot chili, or 1 t chili flakes
2 T sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4" piece of ginger, skinned and grated
Open the boxes of tofu and cut them in half the long way, to make two thinner blocks of tofu. Press between paper towels, and balance a plate or book on top, whie you make the sauce. Combine honey, soy sauce, vinegar, chili, sesame oil, garlic and ginger in a small pan. Cook over medium heat until slightly thickened and sticky. Cut the tofu into cubes, dust with cornstarch, and fry in batches. Drain on paper towels.
1 t sesame oil
2 c snow peas (or more)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T water
1 T soy sauce
1 T rice wine vinegar
Heat oil in a sauce pan. Cook the garlic until fragrant, add snow peas and water, and cover and cook for 2 minutes. Remove lid, add soy sauce and vinegar, and cook 2 more minutes.
In a bowl or on a plate, place a mound of rice. Put tofu on top, pour sauce over, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and serve with snow peas!