Spicy Tofu and Rice Stir Fry
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Serves: serves 4
 
This Spicy Tofu Stir Fry is a delicious combination of tofu, vegetables, and rice in a sweet and spicy sauce.
Ingredients
For the Tofu:
  • 1 block extra firm tofu, pressed
  • salt and pepper
For the sauce:
  • 2 T. chili paste
  • ¼ c. soy sauce
  • 2 T. honey
  • 3 T. lime juice
  • 1 T. sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
For the stir fry:
  • 2 c. jasmine rice, cooked
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 garlic scapes, chopped
  • 1 hot red chili, minced
  • 2 carrots, sliced on a diagonally
  • ½ c. peas, cut diagonally
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ c. mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • ½ small purple cabbage, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Cut the tofu into 2 inch pieces and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add the tofu and cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until it has browned and is firm. Remove to a plate.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the chili paste, soy sauce, honey, lime juice, sesame oil, and garlic cloves. Mix well and set aside.
  4. Place 1 tablespoon olive oil in the same skillet used for the tofu. Heat over medium high heat and add in the green onions, garlic cloves, garlic scapes, and red chili. Saute for 2 minutes then remove from pan and place on a plate.
  5. Heat the remaining oil in the pan and add the carrots, peas, red bell pepper, and mushrooms. Stir fry for 4-5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender crisp. Add in the purple cabbage and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Return the onions, garlic, and garlic scapes to the pan and add the rice. Pour half of the sauce on top and toss to combine.
  7. Add the tofu to the pan with the remaining sauce and cook for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Serve immediately.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Lazy Cat Kitchen
Recipe by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks at https://www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.com/spicy-tofu-rice-stir-fry/