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Mexican Tofu-Rice Skillet

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4
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Add Mexican cuisine to your family’s dinner! Serve this delicious tofu and rice skillet for a dinner that’s ready in 35 minutes.

Ingredients

1
package (12 oz) extra-firm tofu packed in water, drained
1
cup frozen whole kernel corn (from 1-lb bag)
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1
package (5.6 oz) Spanish rice-flavor rice and pasta blend mix in tomato sauce
1 1/4
cups water
1
cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
1 1/2
cups shredded lettuce
1
large tomato, seeded, chopped (1 cup)
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)

Directions

  • 1 Place drained tofu between 2 layers of paper towels; press gently to remove as much water as possible. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes; set aside.
  • 2 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, mix corn, diced tomatoes with chilies, contents of rice mix package and water. Gently stir in tofu. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 12 to 14 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender.
  • 3 Remove skillet from heat. Sprinkle cheese over rice mixture. Cover; let stand 4 to 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and cheese is melted. Top with lettuce, chopped tomato and onions.

Expert Tips

Looking for an icebreaker for introducing tofu into your eating plan? This recipe is it! Why? The dish starts with familiar Mexican flavors and lets tofu do its chameleon act of absorbing all the wonderful flavors in the dish.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
24%
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
1060mg
44%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
5g
21%
Sugars
9g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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