Friday, June 8, 2007

Suggested by Heather - Thai Summer Squash and Tofu with Fresh Corn

Thai Summer Squash and Tofu with Fresh Corn
Cooking Light
, JULY 2000


1 teaspoon roasted peanut oil or vegetable oil
1 cup diced yellow squash
1 cup diced zucchini
1 (12.3-ounce) package reduced-fat extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
3 cups fresh corn kernels (about 4 ears)
1 cup light coconut milk
3/4 cup (1/2-inch) sliced green onions
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon mushroom or low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cups hot cooked basmati rice
2 tablespoons chopped unsalted cashews, toasted


Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the yellow squash, zucchini, and tofu; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir-fry for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt, corn, and the next 8 ingredients (corn through jalapeno). Reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until the corn is tender. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with cashews.


4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups vegetables, 1/2 cup rice, and 1 1/2 teaspoons nuts)

Nutritional Information

CALORIES 283(28% from fat); FAT 8.7g (sat 3g,mono 2.4g,poly 2.1g); PROTEIN 12.9g; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; CALCIUM 78mg; SODIUM 462mg; FIBER 5.5g; IRON 3.1mg; CARBOHYDRATE 43.4g

**NOTES** You can't even notice the jalapeno. I will definitely try to get some more spice in there next time. I will try to find Thai basil to use and maybe add some crushed red pepper (I have super hot red pepper flakes from an Indian grocery).

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