Spicy Ginger-Coconut Rice Serves 2—4 / In this hearty, one-dish meal, spicy cayenne pepper and ginger combine with alkalinizing and satisfying ingredients: vegetables, coconut milk, almonds, and tofu. Ingredient tip: Canned coconut milk separates, forming a thick cream layer on top; mix well before using. Freeze leftover coconut milk for another use. Serving tip: Add more alkalinizing power by serving this rice on a bed of freshly steamed greens.
5 ounces extra-firm tofu, diced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, diced 1 inch cube fresh ginger, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 small red bell pepper, diced 1/4 cup coconut milk 1 cup cooked brown rice 1/4 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1. In a saucepan or frying pan lightly coated with cooking spray, heat tofu over medium-high heat until liquid disappears and tofu lightly browns. Remove and set aside.
2. In the same pan, heat olive oil over medium heat until shimmering, about 2 minutes. Add onion, ginger, and garlic. Stir to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions become soft, about 5 minutes. Add bell pepper and sauté for 5 more minutes on medium heat or until peppers and onions are soft. Add coconut milk, stir, and cook for 2 minutes. Add tofu, cooked rice, and almonds; stir and cook 2 more minutes.
3. Remove from heat. Add salt and cayenne pepper. Stir and serve.