Sesame Noodles


1 (14 ounce) package rice noodles
⅓ cup sesame oil
¼ cup lime juice
⅓ cup plus 1 Tablespoon tamari or soy sauce, divided
2 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoon garlic chili sauce
1 bunch green onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 (16 ounce) package tofu, extra firm

Cook the rice noodles according to the directions. Drain and rinse well with cold water. Once completely drained, place in a large bowl.

Mix together the oil, lime juice, the ⅓ cup soy sauce, sugar, and garlic chili sauce in a small bowl. Remove ¼ cup of the mixture and set aside. Pour the remaining mixture into the rice noodles. Add the diced bell pepper and green onion. Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

Cut the block of tofu into about ½-inch cubes. Place the tofu cubes in an 8-inch square baking dish or 9-inch round pan. With the ¼ cup mixture you set aside earlier, combine it with 1 Tablespoon of soy sauce. Pour on to of the tofu and stir to combine. Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes, mixing half way through. Allow to cook 10 minutes.

Once the tofu is done, add it to the noodles and stir to combine. Serve warm or cold.

Courtesy of Chelsea Lincoln

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