Sofritas Bowl

Sofrito is an aromatic sauce used in Spanish and Latin American cooking. It’s a perfect seasoning for tofu, making a savory, spicy topping for a Meatless Monday rice bowl.

This recipe comes to us from Think Rice.

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Serves 6

  • 3 cups U.S. long grain white rice, cooked
  • 16 ounces tofu, extra firm and drained & pressed
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, kosher
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 poblano peppers, roasted & minced
  • 3 tablespoons chipotles, minced and in adobo
  • 2 hot house tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 10 oz can canned black beans, drained & rinsed
  • Lime juice, as needed
  • Salt, as needed
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 3 tablespoons tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cotija, crumbled (can sub with feta or parmesan cheese or remove to make vegan)


1. In small bowl, combine tofu and spices.

2. Heat oil in pan and saute spiced tofu until golden brown.

3. Remove tofu and reserve for later use.

4. In a blender combine poblanos, chipotles, tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, and garlic, blending until smooth.

5. Add mixture to pan and bring to a simmer.

6. Add in seared tofu and rinsed beans and cook 15-20 minutes or until beans begin to soften.

7. Adjust the seasoning of the tofu sofritas as it cooks with lime juice and salt.

8. Warm cooked rice.

9. Build bowls in following order: cooked rice; tofu sofritas; guacamole; diced tomatoes; chopped cilantro; cotija

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Nutrition Information

Sofritas Bowl

Servings per Recipe: 6

Amount per Serving

Calories:  319

Calories from Fat:  104

Total Fat:  12g

Saturated Fat:  2g

Cholesterol:  3mg

Sodium:  868mg

Potassium:  637mg

Carbohydrates:  41g

Dietary Fiber:  7g

Protein:  14g

Sugars:  4g

Vitamin A:  21%

Vitamin C:  46%

Calcium:  23%

Iron:  21%

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