Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spicy Tofu Stir Fry

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This stir fry is super simple, super fast and super delicious! I do have to warn you, I like my food spicy, so if you don't like the heat please adjust the seasonings to your liking. Tofu is one of those great ingredients that is just so versatile, I love cooking with it. You can do just about anything you want to it and it will still be delicious. This meal takes a total of about 30 minutes to prep and cook, remember to multi-task and to taste the dish along the way. A great vegetarian dish for any day of the week, enjoy!

Serves 4
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You will need the following ingredients:

- 1 package of extra firm tofu
- 1 red bell pepper (sliced)
- 1 large onion (sliced)
- 2 1/2 cups of baby bok choy (chopped)
- 1 cup of broccoli florets
- 4 to 6 baby bella mushrooms (sliced)
- 4 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 3 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tsp. hot chili oil
- 1 tbsp. hoisin sauce
- 1 tsp. hot garlic chili sauce
- freshly ground black pepper (sprinkle)
- 4 tbsp. vegetable oil.
- 3 cups rice (cooked)

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Begin by slicing your tofu into 1 inch long strips. Then add 3 tablespoons of  vegetable oil into a wok and heat on medium/high.

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Once the oil is hot add in the tofu and fry for 5-8 minutes until it browns, make sure to use a flat spatula or wooden spoon to turn the tofu for even browning.

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While the tofu browns, slice your onions, mushrooms, bok choy and other veggies.

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Once the tofu has browned, use a slotted spoon to remove it from heat and place on a plate lined with paper towels to drain oil. Set the tofu aside for later use.

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In a clean wok, add the remaining oil and heat on medium/high, add in the onions and cook until they begin to carmelize.

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Add in the garlic and cook for another minute, stirring often. Then add in the mushrooms and pepper and cook until soft.

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Add in the broccoli and stir ingredients together.

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Finally, add in the bok choy, stir to combine and cook until the bok choy has wilted and reduced down in size.

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I always stock my pantry and fridge with these sauces, they are so versatile and yummy!

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Add in the soy sauce, hoisin sauce and garlic chili sauce, stir all ingredients together.

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Finally add in the cooked tofu and stir to coat in sauce. Once combined, remove from heat, serve over white rice and enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. We have something in Common. Anyone can cook! :)

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  2. Thanks for stopping by the blog and leaving a comment! :)

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  3. I just made it ... super good ..!!!

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  4. Thank you, glad you liked it!

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