Thursday, 21 July 2011

Layered Mi-So-Yummy Dinner!

After what has been a very long, cold, wet week in Sydney I was in the mood for something soothing and satisfying for dinner tonight to warm me up!! I made up my plate combination as I went along, but looking back it really does make perfect sense!

I constructed it in layers and will be describing it in the same way (and hence the name layered mi-so-yummy dinner) but the layering is really in reference to the preparation. The beauty of this recipe is that it is  so versatile and can adapt to any grains, proteins and vegetables you have in your cupboard!

1. Vegetable Layer
Stem whatever vegetable you like -- I chose some kale, Brussel Sprouts and zucchini

2. Tofu Layer
Sautee a sliced brown onion until tender, then add tofu cubed and grill until golden brown

3. Grain-Seaweed-Miso Layer
Cook up whatever grain you like -- brown rice, wild rice, barley, quinoa, millet - until tender. Notice the water level -- when there is around five minutes to go in the cooking add some seaweed of your choice (is used arame and wakame) to rehydrate in the water. Finally, take the grain and seaweed mix off the heat and stir in a few tablespoons of miso paste

Layer the steamed vegetables in a bowl, topped with the tofu, onions and grain-seaweed-miso mix, coriander, some tamari roasted seeds and a drizzle of both tamari and sesame oil

Easy, healthy, warming, nourishing and delicious!!

Love and light,
Lauren xxx

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