Tofu, Brown Rice, and Lettuce with Peanut Sauce

How much would you like a pan-fried tofu filling with brown rice and peanut sauce, wrapped in butter lettuce, drizzled with spicy mayo, and topped off by a few crunchy fried onions? According to the tens or hundreds? The answer, judging by the tens (hundreds?)

It’s the flavors and textures of these dishes that make a person feel good. It is light but filling. It is savory but also sweet and spicy. The surface has a complex, delicate crunch with an almost meaty filling.

The Short and Sweet Ingredients List

  • Tofu
  • lettuce
  • Brown rice
  • sriracha
  • teriyaki sauce
  • Orange
  • Peanut butter

You can also add some crunchy onions to the mix if you prefer.

Here they are: brown rice and tofu lettuce wrap with peanut sauce, a flavorful combination of flavors.

What I love about these lettuce wraps

There is so much more to say!

  • The lack of carbs in most lettuce wraps leaves me wanting more. Brown rice, quinoa, or any other grain can be added to the filling to solve this problem. They become a complete meal.
  • Tofu requires very little maintenance. It’s easy to crumble up. Just give it a squeeze in the sink, then put it into the skillet. SOS-style.
  • This peanut sauce is a semi-homemade version, starting with a teriyaki bottle. If you want to make your peanut sauce yourself, it is the one I use. I’ve tried it both ways, and either way is great.
  • The leftovers are delicious! It can be used to fill extra lettuce leaves, as a topping for a salad, or in a stir-fry.
  • It’s family-approved! It’s a family favorite!

It is a recipe that has been on our table many times over the past six months. It is everything I enjoy in life: creamy and salty, spicy and saucy, light and crunchy. Not to mention, the SOS level is easy.


Lettuce Wraps

  •  Olive oil
  •  One can be a part of the other. 14 Block – Ounce extra firm tofu – Press the water out with minimal pressure
  •  What is the best way to get in touch with us? 2 Cooked brown rice or quinoa Other grains It’s easy to make because I use precooked 8.5-ounce packages.
  •  butter lettuce Wrapping lettuce leaves
  •  Spicy mayonnaise (see notes)
  •  peanuts Crispy onions can be used as a topping

SOS Peanut Sauce

  •  1/2 teriyaki sauce
  •  Juice of the day 1 Orange
  •  1/4 Peanut butter
  •  A squirt Sriracha You can use any other chile-based sauce you like


Cooking the tofu: Heat some oil in a nonstick pan on medium heat. Add the tofu to the pan and crumble it. Cook until lightly browned. Whirl all ingredients for the sauce in a large bowl while that is cooking.

Add sauce and rice: Pour the sauce and rice into the pan. Sauté for about 5 minutes – enough to brown/caramelize the food and make it delicious. Add salt to your taste.

Fill & Serve: Spoon the tofu and brown rice filling into crisp little pieces of lettuce. Add something crunchy to the top (peanuts, for example). Top with something crunchy (peanuts? Then add something creamy (spicy or mayo) and drizzle on some extra sauce.

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