00:00:00 – Hello and welcome to The Vegan Corner.
00:00:02 – In this meal-prepping episode we are going to prepare a cumin and lime flavoured rice,
00:00:06 – some miso glazed root vegetables, and a lip-smacking smoked marinated tofu, that I’m sure you will love.
00:00:12 – Let’s get to the recipes.
00:00:14 – To begin with the rice, let’s roast the cumin. To do that, place a pan over a medium heat,
00:00:19 – tip in the cumin, and roast it until it becomes aromatic and starts to smoke lightly,
00:00:24 – which should take no more than a couple of minutes.
00:00:27 – For the rice, we are using basmati rice due to its intense and beautiful aroma.
00:00:31 – We like to cook it using the absorption method, but you can cook it as you please,
00:00:35 – or as instructed on the packet.
00:00:37 – As soon as the rice has absorbed all the water – or has been drained if you boiled it –
00:00:41 – add the lime zest and the roasted cumin to it, and fluff it with a fork.
00:00:45 – Cover the rice once again, and let the flavours infuse for 10 minutes.
00:00:49 – Once the time has elapsed, lift the lid
00:00:51 – and be prepared to smell one of the most aromatic and easy rice dishes in the whole world.
00:00:55 – And now, to the glazed vegetables.
00:00:58 – Start by preheating the oven to 200°C (390°F), and then place the soy sauce,
00:01:05 – the syrup and the miso into a bowl, and stir to combine them.
00:01:10 – Next, add in the oil, and stir again to complete the mixture.
00:01:13 – For the vegetables, you can cut them as you prefer; we went for a sort of random cut,
00:01:18 – but chip-shaped vegetables also work perfectly.
00:01:20 – Now, add the vegetables to the bowl, and stir to properly coat them with the glaze.
00:01:25 – Here we are using equal quantities of parsnip, carrots and potatoes,
00:01:29 – but feel free to be as creative as you want with this preparation in regard to using other vegetables.
00:01:34 – Next, place the veggies in an oven tray lined with greaseproof paper, level them down with a spatula,
00:01:39 – cover the tray with aluminium foil, and bake for 10 minutes.
00:01:47 – Once the time has elapsed, take the tray out of the oven and remove the foil.
00:01:51 – Now, stir the veggies, sprinkle the chopped onions on top of them,
00:01:55 – and bake the vegetables for another 15 minutes.
00:01:58 – Once the time is up, the vegetables are ready and all you need to do to complete the recipe
00:02:03 – is to give them a good stir, and to add plenty of fresh parsley to them.
00:02:06 – And don’t turn the oven off just yet, but lower its temperature to 180°C (or 360°F),
00:02:13 – as that’s what we need for the next recipe in line.
00:02:16 – For the tofu, place the ingredients for the marinade into a bowl
00:02:19 – that is the sugar, the lime juice, the oil, the soy sauce and the paprika
00:02:24 – and stir to properly combine them.
00:02:25 – To balance the meal as much as possible, we are using the juice of the lime we used for the rice,
00:02:30 – but lemon juice or vinegar work just as well.
00:02:34 – Now, slice the tofu into 1cm slabs (roughly half an inch), drench them in the marinade,
00:02:39 – and place them onto an oven tray lined with greaseproof paper.
00:02:42 – The quantity of marinade is slightly more than needed for the tofu,
00:02:45 – which will allow you to comfortably drench the tofu in it,
00:02:48 – and to preserve some to drizzle over the food in the following days.
00:02:54 – Now, place the tray in the oven and bake the tofu for 10 minutes.
00:02:57 – Once the time has elapsed, remove the tray from the oven, add some extra marinade on the surface of the slices,
00:03:03 – and place the tray back into the oven to cook for the last 10 minutes.
00:03:06 – A couple of tips: firstly, the darker the soy sauce you use,
00:03:10 – the deeper the colour of the tofu will be, and secondly, if you want to achieve a darker exterior,
00:03:15 – you can remove the tray from the oven a couple of more times during the cooking process
00:03:19 – – say every 5 minutes – and add some extra marinade on the tofu.
00:03:23 – The more marinade you add, the stronger the smoked flavour will be,
00:03:26 – and the darker colour you will obtain.
00:03:29 – I can’t think of a better way to pull off such a delicious Asian-inspired meal in such a short amount of time,
00:03:34 – and even if you are not into meal prepping yourself,
00:03:37 – don’t be afraid of trying these recipes on their own,
00:03:39 – as they are all quite impressive considering how quick it is to rustle them up.
00:03:43 – For the ingredients, and extra tips and info on the recipes,
00:03:46 – make sure to follow the link in the description below.
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00:03:54 – Many thanks for watching and on to the next video.