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Brown Rice Tofu Pesto Bake

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 lbs Mori-Nu low fat tofu - divided 1/2 for pesto, 1/2 sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced lengthwise
  • 2 tsp fresh garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp pinenuts (or walnuts)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, washed and dried
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 splash of tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • Paprika

Preparation:

Make pesto sauce. In a blender, combine 1/2 the tofu, garlic, basil, pinenuts, honey. tabasco and salt. Pureé and add 1-2 Tbsp water to thin.

Assemble and bake. Lightly spray an 8-inch baking dish with vegetable spray. Arrange following ingredients in layers: 1/3 of the rice, 1/3 sliced tomatoes, 1/3 sliced tofu, 1/3 spinach leaves, and 1/3 pesto sauce. Repeat 2 more times. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and parsley. Bake covered for 20 minutes in a preheated 375 degree oven. Uncover and bake 5 more minutes or until bread crumbs are lightly toasted.

Servings: 6
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Submitted by: Recipe Group Member
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