‘Twas the season of comfort food, with Roasted Tofu with Miso Cauliflower Gravy over rice, topped with fried onion pieces for one and all. Inspired by the food truck, It’s All Gravy, purveyor of gravy covered comfort food. I love their miso tofu bowl and thought a homemade version would hit the spot.
Since the gravy is made of cauliflower, you’re now free to put as much as your heart desires without feeling the least bit guilty about it. Pictured above is the “refrained” version with a reasonable amount of gravy.
Not pictured is my actual plate with the rice and tofu drowning in a sea of gravy. Not pretty, not pretty at all but mighty tasty. Served with baby broccoli, also swimming in gravy.
Roasted Tofu with Miso Cauliflower Gravy
1 14-ounce block of extra-firm tofu
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
As the rice takes the longest to cook, get that going in the rice cooker first. Next, make the tofu.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
In a bowl, combine the oil, salt and paprika. Cut the tofu into cubes and gently toss to coat with the mixture. Place each tofu cube in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Roast for 15 minutes on one side, flip over to the other side and roast for another 15 minutes for a total of 30 minutes. While the tofu is roasting, make the gravy.
Miso Cauliflower Gravy
1 1/2 cups of vegetable broth
3 cups cauliflower florets
1 tablespoon miso
1 garlic clove
In a pot, add the cauliflower and broth. Bring to a boil and then reduce down to a simmer. Simmer for about 15 minutes until the cauliflower is very soft. Carefully transfer cauliflower and some of the broth to a high-speed blender. Add the miso and blend until smooth. If it’s too thick, thin with a little bit of the leftover broth. Depending on your desired gravy thickness only add the liquid a little at a time. (It’s much easier to thin out the gravy than it is to thicken it. I ended up with a little less than a 1/4 cup broth left over. Just save it for another use.)
Fresh parsley sprigs, chopped
Fried onion pieces
To serve, place the tofu cubes on top of the rice and cover with gravy. Garnish with the parsley and fried onions. Eat immediately.