Tofu Stir Fry Recipe

Tofu Stir Fry Recipe

2021-03-27
5 Stars (6 Voters)
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If you are looking for a tofu recipe, you came to the right place! This tofu stir fry recipe is easy to make, delicious, totally vegan, gluten free and even pretty healthy. All you need is a few of your favorite veggies, some tofu and few minutes of work and got a vegan dinner or lunch.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
5
PREP TIME
30 Minutes
WORK TIME
30 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
Asian
INGREDIENTS

    For the stir fry:

    • 1-14oz (400g) Extra-firm tofu
    • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
    • Black pepper to taste
    • Salt to taste
    • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder (optional)
    • 2-3 Vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon Garlic, crushed
    • 1 tablespoon Grated ginger
    • 1 head Broccoli, cut into small florets
    • 1 cup (150g) Green been
    • 2-3 Green onions
    • 1/2 Red chili, sliced (optional) 
    • Toasted sesame seeds

    For the sauce:

    • 1 tablespoon Sesame oil
    • 1/3 cup (80ml) Soy sauce
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) Water
    • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
    • 1-2 tablespoon brown sugar

DIRECTIONS
  1. Wrap block of tofu with paper towels and pat dry, pressing down on the tofu to squeeze out excess moisture. Cut the tofu into small cubes. Set aside.
  2. Make the sauce: in a small bowl whisk sesame oil, soy sauce, water, cornstarch and sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl place cubed tofu, dust with cornstarch and season with salt and black pepper to taste. Toss until well coated. Heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil in a large pan or wok, add the tofu and fry until golden on all sides, about 6-7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In the same pan/wok heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil, add grated ginger and garlic, fry for 1 minute. Add in beans, broccoli and stir fry until tender, about 4-5 minutes. Add the tofu, the sauce and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Add sliced chili (optional) and green onion, stir fry for 1 minute. Turn the heat off and sprinkle toasted sesame seeds.
  5. Serve!

WHAT TYPR OF TOFU IS THE BEST FOR STIR FRY?

There are several different types of tofu. The best type is extra firm tofu. Why? This tofu has the least liquid in it, which will help make it more stable, prevent it from breaking apart during cooking and keep holding its shape.

WHAT VEGGIES CAN WE USE?

To make this tofu stir-fry you can use almost any vegetable. You can use peppers, mushrooms, peas, carrots, zucchini sweet potatoes. The options are endless. Be creative with your stir fry. In addition, the less liquid the tofu has, the crispier it will be after frying.

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