Amy’s Bowls: Teriyaki with Organic Tofu, Brown Rice, and Vegetables/ gluten free/ wheat free/ non dairy/vegan
Posted on | December 7, 2007 | 1 Comment
Once upon a time I made a mean teriyaki stir fry. Really- I loved it. Then my need to eat gluten free got in the way. Bye bye soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, kung pow sauce- the asian inspired sauces I loved were not on my gluten free “approved list.” It was almost a year before I even realized there was gluten free soy sauce and 17 months beforeÂ I tasted it. Yum. So, when I spied this Amy’s Teriyaki Bowl frozen meal for $4.89 at my local grocery store, I had to give it a try.
Â This is what it looked like straight from the box. Not bad, eh? I was thrilled to find all those veggies on top.
I opted to cook this gluten free teriyaki meal in the mircrowave for five minutes, There are directions on the box for an oven method- however, it requires a whopping 50 minutes in the oven. Uh, no thanks!
This is the “after” shot. Again, not bad.
Like other Amy’s Bowls, the vegetables turn out perfectly cooked- tender but not soggy. The peppers seemed to disappear, but at least the green beans and broccoli tasted good. The rice was cooked OK, but seemed too chewy for my taste.
The sauce tasted sweet andÂ tangy with just a hint of spice. However, when the sauce, vegetables, tofuÂ and rice combined, all I could taste was the sauce. I felt pretty disappointed because I actually like the taste of the rice and distinct vegetables- losing that made me feel like I was just eating a bowl of teriyaki, not a mealÂ that had teriyaki as an ingredient. I know my opinionÂ may not be a popluar one, sinceÂ I have read many positive reviews of this gluten free product. I guess I differ on this one due to personal taste. It is a good gluten free product, but probably not one I would buy again for a while.
This would also make a great and healthier cloice for lunch at work- it boasts a mere 4.5 grams of fat, 10 grams of protein and 290 calories.
Pros: healthier lunch choice, lots of veggies, cooks evenly
CONS: sauce overpowers the rice and vegetable flavors
Rating: 4 stars
Where Can I Buy This Product?
Read what Rebecca at VegFamily.com has to say about Amy’s Teriyaki Bowl!
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