For the rice:
Get the rice cooking first.
Rinse your rice until the water runs clear.
Place into your rice cooker or pot
Add water and salt
Cook the rice according to the rice cooker or packet instructions.
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius
While the rice is cooking, slice the block of tofu in half length ways, like cutting a deck of cards.
Place paper towel on the cutting board and the tofu on top of that and then more paper over.
Put a plate big enough to cover both pieces and then a heavy weight onto p of that.
Allow to drain for a few minutes.
In a bowl mix all your spices as well as the salt and pepper.
Remove the tofu from the paper towel and slice into blocks.
Coat each block on the larger sides with the spice mix.
Heat your pan up on a medium to high heat and add 1 tbs of the oil.
Fry the tofu pieces and add oil into the pan if needed.
For the Brussel sprouts:
In the meantime, cut the tails off your brussel sprouts and slice them in half.
First of all, place them into your baking dish and add the seasoning, garlic and oil.
Toss the spouts until well coated and place in the preheated oven.
Check the sprouts regularly also giving them a stir every 10 or so minutes.
You know they are done when they are golden brown and almost soft and smell a little sweeter than the rest of the time.
Season the sprouts some more if needed.