Swimming Angels


I fell in love with this dish at my local Thai restaurant. Steamed spinach and baked tofu is smothered in a sweet peanut sauce. Serve over steamed white sticky rice. You can substitute chicken or other meat if you prefer.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked sushi (sticky) or medium-grain rice

  • 4 cups water

  • cup peanut butter

  • 1 cup hot water

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 (10 ounce) bag baby spinach leaves

  • 1 (8 ounce) package baked tofu, cut into bite-size pieces


  1. Combine the rice and 4 cups of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low; simmer until rice is tender and water has been absorbed, about 20 minutes.

  2. In a separate saucepan, whisk together the peanut butter, 1 cup hot water, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, garlic, green onions and red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, and adding more hot water 1/4 cup at a time to maintain a pourable consistency.

  3. Bring about 1 inch of water to a boil in a large pot. Place the spinach and tofu into a steamer basket and set over the boiling water. Cover and steam until spinach has wilted and tofu is heated through, about 7 minutes.

  4. To serve, place spinach and tofu over white rice and smother in peanut sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

750 Calories
28g Fat
100g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 750
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Sodium 1002mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 100g 36%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 23mg 115%
Calcium 122mg 9%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 810mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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