Place the firm tofu on a heat-resistant plate with a paper towel. Microwave at 500 W for 6 minutes. You can make other preparations while microwaving.
Cut the onion into thin slices. Julienne the carrots. Cut the chives into about 1 cm pieces. Break up the crab meat sticks. Combine the ◎ ingredients, as well as the ＊ ingredients separately.
Add the ☆ ingredients and the cut vegetables (except for the chives) to a pot and cook the vegetables.
Mash the drained tofu into small pieces. Dry roast in a frying pan while mashing up into even smaller pieces (about 3-4 minutes). Once it's finished dry roasting, transfer to a plate.
In the same frying pan add the ＊ ingredients, and cook as desired. Top over the dry-roasted tofu.
Heat Step 3 once more, and once it's warmed up add the ◎ ingredients. Once it's thickened add the chives last, together with sesame. Top over Step 5 and it's complete.
Story Behind this Recipe
My family and friends loved my Tofu Omurice, so this time I tried making tofu tenshin-don. This was also a big hit! You can still eat delicious food and be on a diet.
The drained tofu will be really hot when you take it out of the microwave, so be careful not to touch it until it cools off. When you add the chives and sesame at the final step, stop the heat. This keeps the texture of the chives and the aroma of the sesame.