Monday, December 6, 2010

Tofu Saag with Brown Rice

I recently won a copy of Kim Barnouin's new "Skinny Bitch Ultimate Everyday Cookbook." So for this week I would like to test out some recipes from the book.

I chose to do the tofu saag first because I've never eaten Indian food before. This dish is packed with vitamins and has a really sweet but savory flavor. Although it's mostly made with spinach, feel free to change up the recipe and add mustard greens to it as well.

So far I am liking her new book because I've noticed that all her recipes are simple and quick to make. Next time you're at your local bookstore, stop and take a quick look at this cookbook. I don't think you'll be disappointed : ]

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Makes 6 Servings

* 2 Tb grapeseed or vegetable oil
* 1 yellow onion, chopped
* 1/4 cup vegetable broth
* 1 pound spinach, stems removed
* 1/3 cup light coconut milk
* 2 tsp ground cumin
* 1 tsp ground cinnamon
* 1 ( 8 oz ) package firm tofu, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
* Salt and pepper, to taste
* 2 cups freshly cooked brown rice

1. Place the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions and saute until translucent, about 6 minutes.

2. Add the broth and spinach, cooking until the spinach begins to wilt.

3. Add the coconut milk, cumin and cinnamon, and simmer 7 minutes.

4. Pour the mixture into a blender or the work bowl of a food processor and process until smooth.

5. Transfer the mixture to a large saucepan and place over medium heat. Gently add the tofu and cook 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve over hot brown rice.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories : 190
Fat : 7 g
Saturated Fat : 1g
Cholesterol : 0 mg
Carbohydrates : 25g
Fiber : 6 g
Protein : 7g


  1. That's just nuts!! you have never eaten Indian food!? It is SO yummy!!

  2. What a beautiful presentation. Sounds good!

  3. Never had Indian before? Wow. Love the look (and sound) of this dish.

  4. I always wonder how "right" Indian food I make at home can be. I've never made saag, and this looks delicious and simple. Glad to hear a good report on the cookbook - I'll check it out!

  5. I've always been somewhat leery of saag-anything, since it tended to always look like dull green baby food, but this sounds delicious! Consider it bookmarked. :)

  6. Nice, Jacklyn! I love this with paneer, and I know I would love it with tofu too. Since I'm a tofu feign and all;)