Tofu, Red Onions, Walnuts, and Blue Cheese


I threw this together after wondering if blue cheese and tofu would go together well. The results were delicious! Non-blue cheese lovers can omit the cheese and still have a tasty dish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice

  • 2 cups water

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 large red onion, sliced, separated into rings

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup vegetable broth

  • ½ teaspoon dried sage

  • ½ teaspoon dried tarragon

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 (14 ounce) package firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/2 inch strips

  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese


  1. Bring the rice and water to a boil in a pot. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the walnuts on a baking dish, and bake 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted. Remove from heat.

  3. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onion until tender. Mix in garlic, and cook 1 minute. Stir in the broth, and season with sage, tarragon, salt, and pepper. Continue cooking 10 minutes, stirring often.

  4. Heat the oil in a separate skillet. Dredge the tofu in the toasted walnuts, and cook in the skillet about 4 minutes on each side, until lightly browned. Mix any remaining walnuts and the onion and broth mixture into the skillet. Cook until heated through. Serve over rice, and top with blue cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

415 Calories
23g Fat
34g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 416mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 605mg 47%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 337mg 7%

* 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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