Tofu is a great protein alternative because it's spongy texture allows it to soak up flavourful marinades and sauces! In this recipe, we fry up the tofu first to give it a nice golden colour, before tossing it in a savoury stir-fry sauce.
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
/ serving 2 people
/ serving 2 people
Sugar Snap Peas, trimmed
Red Chili Pepper
Soy Sauce(ContainsSoy/Soja, Wheat/Blé, Sulphites/Sulfite)
Hoisin Sauce(ContainsSoy/Soja, Sesame/Sésame, Mustard/Moutarde)
Prep: Wash and dry all whole produce. In a small pot, bring 11/3 cups salted water to a boil. Cut the tofu into 1/2-inch thick slices, then in half again into squares. Thinly slice the mushrooms. Peel, then mince 1 tbsp ginger. Mince or grate the garlic. Finely chop the chili (if using), removing the seeds for less heat. Roughly chop the cilantro.
Marinate the tofu: In a large bowl, combine the tofu with ginger, garlic and sesame oil. Set aside.
Cook the rice: Add the rice to the boiling water. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover with a lid, and cook until the rice is tender and the water has been absorbed, 12-14 min.
Make the stir-fry: Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick pan over high heat. Add a drizzle of oil, then the tofu mixture. Cook until golden-brown, 2-3 min per side. Transfer to a plate.
Cook the veggies: Add mushrooms to the same pan. Cook, until the mushrooms are golden-brown, 7-8 min. Add the sugar snap peas and carrot. Cook, stirring often, until the veggies are tender-crisp, 1-2 min. Stir in the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, tofu and 11/2 tbsp water. Stir until everything is warmed through, 1-2 min.
Finish and serve: Fluff the rice with a fork. Divide the rice between bowls and top with the tofu stir fry. Sprinkle with chili, if desired and cilantro. Enjoy!
NUTRITION TIP: Carrots (and other orange veggies) are high in beta-carotene. This nutrient is converted to vitamin A in our bodies, which helps with many biological processes including developing night vision!