Stir fried tofu with vegetables? It may not sound so great at first, but believe me, it tastes really good. Yes, even tofu can be delicious. Especially when it’s prepared properly.
I must say that I haven’t been a big fan of tofu in past. The reason was that it often tasted like “nothing”. This is mainly because it was not seasoned at all.
Which tofu to use for stir fried tofu recipe?
What kind of tofu do you actually need? Be sure to buy firm tofu, which keeps an excellent consistency when fried. It will be nice and crispy.
You can also get flavored tofu with soy sauce at a store. Of course, that would be fine too. However, this is not necessary as you can easily prepare the marinade for tofu stir fry yourself.
Cut the tofu into bite-sized cubes and place in a bowl. Add light soy and dark soy sauce together with sugar and cornstarch. You can use honey instead of sugar too. Rice vinegar adds acidity to your sauce.
If you like it spicy, feel free to add some sriracha or any other hot sauce. Then let the tofu marinate for about 20 minutes to soak up all of the goodness.
How to make delicious and quick tofu with vegetables?
If you already have tofu marinade ready, it is necessary to save half for later. Marinate the tofu with one half and add the other half to your wok later.
Since everything is done very quickly when stir-frying, it is important to prepare other ingredients. In addition to the tofu, cut all the vegetables. Broccoli would take a little more time in your wok pan. It is, therefore, a good idea to blanch it in slightly boiling water. Five minutes should be enough.
This recipe is actually very similar to sweet and sour tofu, which is delicious too.
Don’t forget to cook the noodles. Follow the instructions on the package.
Now that you have everything ready, start stir-frying your ingredients in a wok or in a larger pan. When frying tofu first, move it out of the pan and set it aside so that there is always enough space in your wok. Everything should be fried nicely. It’s not good if your wok is overcrowded as the ingredients will start cooking and you won’t get the crispness you need.
This way, you can continue with the carrots, broccoli, and mushrooms. When everything is well seared, add the ginger, garlic, and noodles to the wok and pour the other half of the sauce over them. Then place the tofu and all fried vegetables back in the wok.
That’s about it! If it seems to be too dry, add more sauce or a little bit of water. Finally, just garnish with the green parts of spring onions and enjoy the best stir fried tofu with vegetables!