Grilled slices of tofu are marinated in a pineapple-cilantro mixture and served with black beans and brown rice in this Caribbean-inspired main dish. Be sure to use extra firm tofu to prevent it from breaking apart while cooking this flavorful recipe.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice. In a 2-quart shallow baking dish combine pineapple juice, 2 tablespoons of the cilantro, the tamarind, oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Add tofu, turning to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes, turning tofu once halfway through marinating time.

  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine rice and the water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes or until rice is done.

  • Coat an unheated nonstick grill pan with cooking spray. Preheat over medium-high heat. Transfer tofu slices to grill pan, reserving marinade in the baking dish. Cook tofu for 6 minutes or until heated through and browned, turning once halfway through cooking.

  • Add drained pineapple, the reserved marinade from dish, the black beans, green onions and crushed red pepper to the cooked rice, stirring to combine. Return to heat to warm.

  • Place tofu slices on four serving plates. Spoon rice mixture over tofu. If desired, garnish with lime wedges and cilantro. Serve with snap peas.

Nutrition Facts

282 calories; protein 14.7g 29% DV; carbohydrates 30.7g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 4.9g 20% DV; sugars 8.9g; fat 11.7g 18% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 189.6IU 4% DV; vitamin c 7.5mg 13% DV; folate 8.3mcg 2% DV; calcium 192.1mg 19% DV; iron 3.3mg 18% DV; magnesium 91.7mg 33% DV; potassium 343.3mg 10% DV; sodium 314.4mg 13% DV.