Tofu in lemongrass coconut milk with steamed rice

Quick dinner: Tofu in lemongrass coconut milk.
Quick dinner: Tofu in lemongrass coconut milk. Photo: Natalie Boog
Difficulty
Easy
Dietary
Vegetarian

There are days when even the most organised cook runs out of time. Here's a vegetarian main course that will be on the table in about 10 minutes!

Ingredients

peanut oil

1/2 a sliced brown onion

1 finely sliced stick of lemongrass

1 finely chopped small red chilli

1 tsp shrimp paste

2 finely shredded kaffir lime leaves

350ml light coconut milk

salt

600g silken firm tofu

4 sliced green onions

boiled Jasmin rice, to serve

1 bunch stir-fried choy sum.

Method

1. Heat 1 tbsp peanut oil in a saucepan over medium heat and add 1/2 a sliced brown onion, 1 finely sliced stick of lemongrass, 1 finely chopped small red chilli and 1 tsp shrimp paste. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring, until fragrant.

2. Add 2 finely shredded kaffir lime leaves, 350ml light coconut milk and salt to taste. Simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Steam 600g silken firm tofu for 3 minutes, until hot, then carefully remove and slice.

To serve: Pour lemongrass coconut milk into 4 serving bowls and top with sliced tofu and 4 sliced green onions. Serve with boiled rice and 1 bunch stir-fried choy sum.