Sofritas from Chipotle are delicious. What is better than spicy seasoned tofu with all the goodness of rice and beans and guac and whatever other toppings you desire?

But what if you wanted a sofrita like, right now? Well, you can make one at home in under 15 minutes. Spicy, satisfying, and seriously healthy – this plant-powered, gluten free meal is sure to satisfy anybody you know.

If tacos or burritos are more your style, simply skip making the rice and wrap it up in a tortilla or two (or three or four). Happiness is just 15 minutes and a package of tofu away.

This is 1 of 7 meals from the round-up How to Make a Week’s Worth of Vegan Meals for Under $30 From Trader Joe’s.

Sofrita Bowl

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:1-2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound firm tofu
  • 1/3 package taco seasoning mix
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 package pre-cooked frozen brown rice from Trader Joe's
  • 1 cup kale or chopped romaine
  • 1/2 tomato, chopped
  • 1/3 avocado, cubed
  • 1/2 lime (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (optional)
  • 1/2 cup black beans (optional)
  • Hot sauce (optional)

Step 1

Pour 1/4 jar of salsa into a skillet. Cube tofu into 1-inch squares and add to skillet. If using black beans, add to skillet as well. Cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes.

Photo by Katherine Baker
Photo by Katherine Baker

Step 2

If making a burrito bowl, place 1 package of Trader Joe’s pre-cooked frozen brown rice into the microwave and heat for 3 minutes until cooked, following instructions on package.

#SpoonTip: If making tacos, skip this step.

Step 3

Once cooked, add juice of one lime, cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste. If using regular rice, cook according to directions on package.

#SpoonTip: If making tacos, skip this step.

Step 4

Sprinkle taco seasoning over tofu. Heat tofu over medium heat and break up with a spoon as you go. Toss tofu, making sure it is evenly heated and coated in taco seasoning, 4-6 minutes.

Photo by Katherine Baker
Photo by Katherine Baker

Step 5

Cube avocado and tomato.

Step 6

If making tacos, add tofu mixture into corn tortillas, and garnish with lettuce or kale, tomatoes, salsa, avocado, and/or hot sauce as desired.

 

Photo by Katherine Baker
Photo by Katherine Baker

Step 7

If making a bowl, assemble by layering brown rice, lettuce or kale, tomatoes, tofu mix, and garnish with salsa, avocado, and/or hot sauce as desired.

Photo by Katherine Baker
Photo by Katherine Baker