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Bhavani's Real Food Recipes: Tofu Vegetable Sliders

Chef extraordinaire, Bhavani Jaroff

Healthy food chef Bhavani Jaroff has a delicious entree just in time for Memorial Day barbequing. These tofu sliders need to be baked briefly in the oven before grilling. Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 lb Tofu, pressed to remove water

2 Tbs Olive Oil

1 Onion, chopped

3 carrots, chopped

10 cloves garlic

3 stalks celery, chopped

1 yellow pepper, chopped

5 mushrooms, chopped

2 Tbs tamari

1 Tbs Aji Mirin (sweet rice wine)

1⁄4 cup fresh chopped dill

1⁄4 cup fresh chopped parsley

1 egg, beaten

1⁄4 cup sesame seeds

1⁄4 cup panko flakes

2 cups cooked short grain brown rice

3⁄4 t. salt

1⁄4 t. poultry spice

1⁄2 t Italian spice

To Prepare:

Sauté onions in Olive oil until translucent.

Add carrots and chopped garlic. Add celery, peppers and mushrooms, and continue cooking until soft.

Add Mirin and tamari and cook for 5 more minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, mush the tofu; add the dill and parsley, egg and remaining ingredients. Form into patties and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375’ for 20 minutes, turn over and bake another 10 minutes.

Patties can be made ahead of time and kept in freezer. For BBQ, spray grill with oil and heat up burgers. Brush with marinade or top with cheese if desired.

Checkout Bhavanis website at www.iEatGreen.com and listen to her  weekly radio on www.progressiveradionetwork.com

e-mail: bhavani@ieatgreen.com

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