I just can’t get enough of tomatillos. A few years ago, I started cooking with tomatillos and fell in love with them. Lately I have been creating tomatillo sauces as the basis of a main entree with some sort of vegan protein like my Tofu in Tomatillo and Chipotle Sauce. Another thing that I just simply can’t get enough of is hominy. I know that some purists will not used canned hominy; they opt for using dried hominy and cooking it from scratch. Now, I am all for that but sometimes I just don’t have time for that. I actually happen to love canned hominy. I don’t like to use too many canned items in my recipes; however, a few canned items have become staples in my pantry over the years. Hominy definitely has become a pantry staple that I like to have on hand. So I can easily whip up dinners like this delicious Braised Tofu with Hominy!
The hominy adds a really nice texture when added to the tomatillo sauce. Sautéing the tofu in a a little bit of oil before adding it the the sauce really helps develop some flavor to the tofu. For a complete healthy entree, I like to serve this directly over cooked brown rice.
The recipe combines three of my favorite ingredients: tofu, tomatillos, and hominy. It is comforting; easy enough for a weeknight dinner. To make it come together faster on a weeknight, you can make the sauce ahead of time. After it has been blended, transfer to a storage container until ready to use. I hope you enjoy this recipe was much as my family does.
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