Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 12 ounces ribbon-style noodles (see Note)

  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil

  3. 3 medium stalks celery, diced

  4. 1 cup sliced white or crimini mushrooms, optional

  5. 2 cups rice milk or soymilk

  6. 1/4 cup unbleached white flour

  7. 10- to 12-ounce package baked tofu, finely diced (see Note)

  8. 2 to 3 scallions, sliced

  9. Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  10. Wheat germ for topping

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. Cook the noodles in plenty of rapidly simmering water until al dente, then drain.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Add the celery dice and sauté over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the mushrooms and continue to sauté until they are wilted, about 5 minutes longer.

  4. Pour 1 1/2 cups of the milk into the saucepan and bring to a simmer. Combine the remaining milk with the flour in a small bowl and stir until the flour is smoothly dissolved. Slowly pour into the saucepan, stirring constantly. Simmer gently until the sauce has thickened, then remove from the heat.

  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the noodles, celery-mushroom mixture, sauce, tofu, and scallions. Mix gently but thoroughly. Season to taste with salt and pepper and toss again.

  6. Transfer the mixture to an oiled, wide shallow casserole dish. Sprinkle generously with wheat germ.

  7. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and beginning to get crusty. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then cut into squares to serve.


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