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Vegan Poke Lunchbox

by Chilly’s from Food on the Go

Packed with protein, this vegan poke bowl with tofu and edamame makes for a filling and healthy lunch on the go.

Introduction

This is a flexible feast and you can vary the ingredients according to what you have handy in your kitchen cupboards or fridge. It’s delicious, satisfyingly crunchy and filling.

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Ingredients

115g/4oz brown rice (dry weight)
1 tsp sesame oil
1 red chilli, deseeded and diced
2 handfuls of Chinese greens or pak choi, trimmed and roughly chopped
1 tbsp soy sauce
75g/3oz frozen edamame beans, defrosted
1 ripe avocado, peeled, stoned and cubed
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
2 tsp toasted sesame seeds lime wedges, for squeezing
vegan hot sauce, such as sriracha, for drizzling (optional)
For the marinated tofu:
4 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar or lime juice
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp grated fresh garlic
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
250g/9oz extra-firm organic tofu, pressed

Method

Prep: 15 mins. Marinate: 15 mins. Cook: 15–20 mins.

Cook the rice according to the instructions on the packet. Drain, leave to cool and then fluff up with a fork.

Make the marinated tofu: in a bowl, mix the tamari or soy sauce, vinegar or lime juice, oil, garlic and ginger. Cut the tofu into cubes and add to the bowl. Stir gently until coated all over. Leave to marinate for 15 minutes.

Heat the sesame oil in a frying pan set over a medium to high heat. Add the diced chilli and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the greens and stir-fry for 2 minutes until they start to wilt. Stir in the soy sauce.

Divide the brown rice, stir-fried greens, edamame beans, avocado and marinated tofu between 2 bowls or lunchboxes. Sprinkle with the spring onions and sesame seeds. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing and hot sauce, if liked.

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