Pan fried tofu is mixed with orzo, fresh diced tomatoes, lemon and basil then sprinkled with feta cheese. I like cow's milk feta, but goat cheese would be really yummy as well.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orzo pasta and cook for about 5 minutes, until tender. Drain.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. Fry the garlic and green onions for 20 to 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the tofu, and continue cooking until golden brown.

  • Stir in the tomatoes, lemon juice, and basil; cook for another minute. Combine with the cooked orzo pasta, season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with crumbled feta cheese.

Nutrition Facts

491.2 calories; 22.9 g protein; 59 g carbohydrates; 44.7 mg cholesterol; 625.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2007
This is a great easy recipe - very creative! Here are my suggestions: Use only one cup of orzo. For a nice texture brown orzo to golden color in a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat then pour in water and boil it. Brown tofu first in oil then add onions and garlic. I also added shredded carrot and a chopped squash that had been languishing in the fridge. Mushrooms would be good too. Fresh basil kicks this into high gear (love it with the lemon!) and don't skip the lemon or feta - these two things make this recipe great! If you don't like/have feta fresh Romano is good too. Thanks for a wonderful beautiful healthy dinner. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2007
As the recipe is written very bland probably good for young kids to introduce them to tofu...turn this into a 4 star recipe by adding sundried tomatoes (chopped stored in oil) black olives and some red pepper flakes. Read More
(14)
83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2007
This is a great easy recipe - very creative! Here are my suggestions: Use only one cup of orzo. For a nice texture brown orzo to golden color in a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat then pour in water and boil it. Brown tofu first in oil then add onions and garlic. I also added shredded carrot and a chopped squash that had been languishing in the fridge. Mushrooms would be good too. Fresh basil kicks this into high gear (love it with the lemon!) and don't skip the lemon or feta - these two things make this recipe great! If you don't like/have feta fresh Romano is good too. Thanks for a wonderful beautiful healthy dinner. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2007
This is a great easy recipe - very creative! Here are my suggestions: Use only one cup of orzo. For a nice texture brown orzo to golden color in a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat then pour in water and boil it. Brown tofu first in oil then add onions and garlic. I also added shredded carrot and a chopped squash that had been languishing in the fridge. Mushrooms would be good too. Fresh basil kicks this into high gear (love it with the lemon!) and don't skip the lemon or feta - these two things make this recipe great! If you don't like/have feta fresh Romano is good too. Thanks for a wonderful beautiful healthy dinner. Read More
(55)
Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2007
Looks like it would have been a 4 but with the changes I made it was outstanding. Keep in mind I cut the recipe in half (other than the tofu) I added 2 cubes of veggie boullion to the water in which I boiled the orzo to add some flavor. I cooked the tofu onion and garlic as directed but also added zucchini and a jar of marinated artichoke hearts (chopped). Instead of tomatoes I used a can of diced tomatoes w/ garlic. After I stirred it all together I mixed in about 1/3 cup of parmesan and then sprinkled the servings with feta and parm. It really was just fantastic especially for a nice healthy meal. Thanks for the great idea! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2007
As the recipe is written very bland probably good for young kids to introduce them to tofu...turn this into a 4 star recipe by adding sundried tomatoes (chopped stored in oil) black olives and some red pepper flakes. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2007
When I told my husband I had made a tofu dish for dinner he looked at me with a funny face. He tried and said: "This is actually delicious!". I will definitely make it again and again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2010
Simple and light and tasty. The only change I made was to use fresh basil instead of dried. Oh and I fried the tofu before the onions to make sure I could get it nice and crispy without overcooking the veggies. This is a great quick meal to make after work. If you're not already a regular tofu eater make sure you press the tofu before frying. Even better if you have the time press the tofu cut into triangles and then FREEZE it until the edges are frozen. Then take it out and immediately pop it into the hot pan with oil. Provides for a much meatier chewier texture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2006
Very good! I used whole wheat orzu for extra healthiness. I haven't cooked tofu in years so I had a little trouble cooking it. At medium high it took a long time (15 minutes) to brown but when it did it was a little darker than I intended. Of course maybe its because of my ancient electric stove. All in all an excellent vegetarian dish! Cheese lovers may want to purchase extra feta. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2008
This was so DELICIOUS first off I used a veggie boulin cube to give the pasta more flavor. When the pasta was done boiling there was no more water left. The pasta soaked it up. Second you can really put any veggies you like with this recipe I just put squash but next time I will definitely put more in. Third I only used 10 oz of tofu since it was just my b/f and I and 1 cup of Orzo. It was a perfect amount. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2008
It was a good starter dish though you may want to add in olives or something salty to balance the dish. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2006
My rating is based on two factors that may have fatally altered this recipe. One is that I am allergic to wheat so Orzo was out of the question--I used Basmti rice instead. I think that by itself was an OK substitution really. But then I actually had crumbled goat cheese in the fridge but not feta (which should authentically be made wtih sheep's cheese) so I used the goat cheese. That was not the best choice--it was an overpowering flavor even sprinkled lightly. We served the remainder from the Wok & did not sprinkle the cheese on top and then it was decent--delicate tasty flavors. But not a 5 star for sure and even without the cheese it doesn't meet a 4 rating. 3. My 3 year old liked the meal wtihout the cheese. Read More
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