This is sooooo good! And sooooo easy. And flexible. And sort of healthy…
your choice of veggies
1/2 – 3/4 cup water
2 T cornstarch
1/2 cup soy sauce
4 T dark brown sugar
1-2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 – 1 T minced ginger
1 t rice vinegar
1 t sesame oil
hot chili oil (optional)
If it’s too thick, add up to another 1/4 cup of water. You can substitute 1/2 t ginger powder if you don’t have fresh ginger.
Drain and press the tofu. Cut it into cubes and stir fry in a bit of oil until it’s golden brown on all sides. Remove it from the wok, drain it on paper towels.
Stir fry the veggies. I use whatever’s around… frozen wok mix, sliced peppers, cabbage, baby corn, water chestnuts, scallions, broccoli, spinach, carrots, mushrooms, etc.
When the veggies are cooked, but still crisp, add the tofu back to the wok, then add the sauce and cook a few minutes, until the sauce thickens. Don’t add the sauce too late, or the veggies will be mush by the time it thickens, but once you get the hang of it, stir fry is pretty awesome fast food :)
Serve over brown rice. Yum!
I know a lot of people are opposed to tofu. That’s a shame. Badly cooked tofu is disgusting, there’s no two ways about that. I wish everyone could have a positive first experience with tofu… shame on people who cook bad tofu!!!
You are right – tofu is really good stuff. You can do so many different things with it. But yes in its natural state it is a bit yuck. This looks great. Just need some rice vinegar before I try it. Looks really yum.
Looks delicious! I have some tofu that I need to use up, normally we make agedashi tofu with it, but I am going to give this a go instead! Emma :)
I like tofu too. It is, indeed, all in how it’s prepared! This is a great-looking stir-fry. :)
I love spicy eggplant with tofu, usually available at chinese restaurants.
Hi Sage, you have posted so many great recipes since I last visited, and they all look great!
I hope that you are enjoying the last days of summer. How is Opie?
Thanks for sharing this! I made it last night for supper and it was really yummy. Even my mother–not very vegan-friendly at all!–really enjoyed it!