When it's too hot or when I don't feel like cooking, I'll make this quick healthy bowl. Sometimes I just eat it as a salad without rice and sometimes I mix a spoonful of the spicy paste with the steam rice and eat it.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 large bowl
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix green onions, soy sauce, sesame seeds, Korean red pepper powder, sugar, and sesame oil together in a bowl until evenly combined.

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  • Place rice in a serving bowl. Toss lettuce and cucumber together and place onto rice. Arrange tofu over lettuce and cucumber. Drizzle sesame mixture over tofu to taste.

Cook's Note:

You cannot substitute Korean chili powder with any other chili pepper powders. It will be too spicy and it won't taste the same.

Silken or firm tofu can be used.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; protein 10.4g 21% DV; carbohydrates 23.7g 8% DV; fat 7.2g 11% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 471.8mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2015
I am the submitter of this recipe. The amount of tofu is one package/box of tofu. I use a box of Mori-nu Tofu which is 12.3 oz. And I use half of romaine lettuce "heart," not the whole romaine lettuce itself. You can definitely use any lettuce you like, but still, I think 1/2 head of it will be too much for one serving, especially to make a rice bowl. I also noticed that you can't see the footnotes when you use your mobile app. I don't recommend to substitute the Korean chili powder with any other chili powders. It will be too spicy and alter the taste drastically. But if you must, make sure to add small amount at a time and taste it. Hope you enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2015
I am the submitter of this recipe. The amount of tofu is one package/box of tofu. I use a box of Mori-nu Tofu which is 12.3 oz. And I use half of romaine lettuce "heart," not the whole romaine lettuce itself. You can definitely use any lettuce you like, but still, I think 1/2 head of it will be too much for one serving, especially to make a rice bowl. I also noticed that you can't see the footnotes when you use your mobile app. I don't recommend to substitute the Korean chili powder with any other chili powders. It will be too spicy and alter the taste drastically. But if you must, make sure to add small amount at a time and taste it. Hope you enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2018
This is so simple and delicious. The topping makes the dish. I roasted the sesame seeds and used sesame seed oil to char extra firm tofu. I also added fresh sliced mango with the cucumbers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2018
Delicious! minor changes... I did not have romaine but had cabbage so I chopped it and mixed with the cucumbers. It added a great crunch and worked well with other textures. I also seared the tofu in sesame oil and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds. Wonderfully light - great summer meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2015
I really, really liked this recipe. The sesame mixture is not only authentic, but makes this dish! I used exactly the ingredients listed. Most can be found at large grocery store chains or you can buy online. I have made this several times and have substituted brown sugar or honey for the white sugar with each substitute giving it a bit different flavor. I also used spinach and spring mix salad combo once with friends and they all loved it. If you want a crispy fried tofu, you can use firm/extra firm tofu drained very well and pat it very dry and fry in a nonstick pan till brown and crisp--about 3-5 minutes a side. You can't go wrong with it as written either so enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2015
This recipe is fabulous! It is very easy to make. I don't make any changes to the sauce except I add the chili pepper powder a little at a time so it's not so spicy. When you eat a little bit of everything (vegetables, tofu, sauce and rice) all at once it is so incredibly delicious ! I'm hooked! I make this all the time for my husband and myself. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2017
Perfect for those days when it's too hot to cook but not too hot for spicy. I addd some rice vinegar to the dressing and added carrots and garbanzo beans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2017
Authentic and Delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2016
Excellent. If you can tolerate super hot food use fresh thai green chilies 4-6 instead of the korean red pepper Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2020
My husband likes this a lot but I find it pretty boring. He has asked me to double the sauce next time (and i forgot because I only make it once a year!) I use rice noodles instead of rice, and this time I added some sliced purple daikon I'd gotten at the farmers market. And a regular lettuce mix. Read More