I'm attempting another vegan omelet, this time using silken tofu in place of the 4 eggs that the original recipe called for. I'm crossing my fingers that this works!
First, though, bring 3/4 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add 1/4 cup long-grain rice (such as basmati), cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes until the water is absorbed. Place the rice in a large bowl.
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and coat with cooking spray. Add 2 1/4 cups thinly sliced leek; cover and cook for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the leek to the rice.
Return the skillet to the burner, increase heat to medium, and re-coat with cooking spray. Add 4 cups shredded zucchini and cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the zucchini to the rice mixture, along with 1/2 cup egg substitute of your choice (such as Ener-G), a tablespoon and a half chopped fresh mint, a tablespoon chopped fresh dill, 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.
Now, as I mentioned, instead of 4 large eggs I placed one 12-oz package of silken tofu in a food processor and blended until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and add 1/4 cup water, whisking well until combined. Add that to the rice mixture. Try the silken firm tofu from Mori-Nu (www.morinu.com).
Pour the entire mixture into an 8x8 inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle the top with 1/2 cup crumbled vegan feta (such as Sunergia). Bake in the oven at 325 degrees for 35 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
You have a few serving options for this yummy omelet! It's a classic Greek dish, so would be great served tapas-style if you're hosting a crowd. You can make it up to a few hours ahead of time, and bring to room temperature before serving. Slice into 16 small pieces (about 60 calories each) - and then serve with any vegan red wine from the Mediterranean.
Or, if you prefer, cut into 4 hearty wedges (that's 240 calories each) for a vegan main meal (as in my photo, above).
I'm happy to report that using silken tofu to replace the eggs here worked perfectly - it provided exactly the right consistency, texture, and taste.
long-grain rice $0.50
silken tofu $1.50
vegan feta $3.69
The Vegan Pantry
- Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy http://www.wholesoyco.com/
- Vegan milk - Silk http://www.silksoymilk.com/
- Vegan Feta - Sunergia http://www.sunergiasoyfoods.com/
- Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods http://www.galaxyfoods.com/
- Vegan Eggs - Ener-G http://www.ener-g.com/
- Vegan Butter - Earth Balance http://www.earthbalance.net/product.html