Cookook Reviews This sesame tofu from Vegan Under Pressure comes together in a flash, thanks to pressure cooker magic!

Published on March 11th, 2016 | by Chic Vegan

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Sesame Tofu with Sweet Potato, Carrots, and Sugar Snap Peas

This sesame tofu from Vegan Under Pressure comes together in a flash, thanks to pressure cooker magic!

This sesame tofu from Vegan Under Pressure comes together in a flash, thanks to pressure cooker magic!

For the growing number of people who eat vegan, a pressure cooker is a blessing when it comes to saving time and enjoying a wider variety of foods on a regular basis. The pressure cooker drastically shortens the cooking times of healthful vegan staples such as dried beans and ancient grains: suddenly hummus from scratch and braised artichokes become weeknight fare.

Related: Soy: Devil Fruit or Bean? (hint: BEAN!), 20 Tofu Recipes

In Vegan Under Pressure: Perfect Vegan Meals Made Quick and Easy in Your Pressure Cooker, Jill Nussinow shows how to use the appliance safely and effectively, and reveals the breadth of vegan fare that can be made using a pressure cooker, including Roasted Pepper and White Bean Dip, Harissa-Glazed Carrots with Green Olives, Pozole Chili, Farro Salad with Tomatoes and Arugula, Thai Summer Vegetable Curry, a chapter of veggie burgers, Cornbread, Pear-Almond Upside Down Cake, as well as DIY soy milk and seitan.

Sassy Sesame Tofu with Sweet Potato, Carrots, and Sugar Snap Peas

Serves 4

This crowd-pleasing recipe is a simple and delicious way to prepare tofu, which gets firmer under pressure and absorbs the flavors of the cooking liquid. It cooks very quickly. It’s best to cook the sugar snap peas on low pressure for just a minute so they don’t become mushy. The sweet and spicy sauce at the end makes it even more special. Serve this over any type of rice or other grain.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 medium yellow, white, or sweet onion, sliced from top to bottom to equal about 2 cups
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut on the diagonal into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 cup diced peeled sweet potato
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 pound extra firm tofu, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • ⅓ cup vegetable stock
  • 2 cups sugar snap or snow peas, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons Sweet and Spicy Red Pepper Sauce or sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons tahini, optional, for a richer dish
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallion, for garnish

Preparation

  1. Heat a stovetop pressure cooker over medium heat or set an electric cooker to sauté; add the sesame oil. Add the onion, carrot, and sweet potato and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and 1 tablespoon of the sesame seeds and sauté another minute. Add the tofu, tamari, vinegar, and stock.
  2. Lock the lid on the cooker. Bring to high pressure; cook for 3 minutes. Quick release the pressure. Carefully remove the lid, tilting it away from you.
  3. Add the peas and lock the lid back on. Bring to low pressure; cook for 1 minute. (If you do not have a low pressure option, lock the lid on and let sit for 2 to 3 minutes.) Quick release the pressure. Remove the lid, carefully tilting it away from you.
  4. Stir in the pepper sauce and tahini, if using. Garnish with the remaining 1 tablespoon sesame seeds and the chopped scallion and serve.

Variations: Use broccoli florets or 1-inch pieces of green or wax beans instead of the peas. Cook at low pressure for 2 minutes with a quick release.

Text excerpted from Vegan Under Pressure, © 2015 by Jill Nussinow. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. Photo © Lauren Volo.

Republished with permission from Chic Vegan.


Dianne WenzDianne Wenz is the Editor-In-Chief for Chic Vegan. She is a Holistic Health Counselor, Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Plant-Based Nutrition Specialist. Dianne coaches people from across the country to help them improve their health and wellbeing, and she helps people make the dietary and lifestyle changes needed to go vegan. Dianne lives in New Jersey, where she runs the busy MeetUp group Montclair Vegans. Through the group she hosts monthly potlucks, runs charity bake sales and organizers guest speaker events. An avid cook and baker, Dianne also teaches cooking classes to local clients. In addition to food and nutrition, Dianne loves crafts and cats. To learn more, visit Dianne’s website and blog at Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen.

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