It was Grits that made me really appreciate Southern food. But they aren’t exactly the kind of food you want to eat on a regular basis so in order to get my Southern fix, I needed to come up with something that isn’t based on butter and cheese. As good as butter and cheese sound, I don’t need them everyday for lunch.
BBQ tofu may not be winning over die-hard pork fans yet, but this meal can certainly hold its own for classic, and delicious Southern fare. “Vegan” and “Southern” aren’t typically things I think of in the same meal but this trio makes it very possible. You see, Southern food can be healthy!
BBQ Tofu, Kale & Brown Rice - 2 servings
Prepare Kale: Heat large pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray and add kale to pan. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until wilted. Set aside and save pan for tofu.
Prepare Tofu: Press and marinate with BBQ sauce. Heat large pan over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Cook tofu, flipping after about 3 minutes per side. Set aside.
Serve 1 serving brown rice with half of the kale and tofu. Drizzle with additional BBQ sauce if desired.