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Crispy Tofu, Broccoli and Pepper Stir Fry Recipe

October 22, 2014
Easy Vegetarian Recipe, Asian Vegetarian Recipe, Stir Fry Recipe, Vegetarian Stir Fry, Chinese Stir Fry

I think I may have talked about being a part time vegetarian on here before or maybe I haven't. Anyway it's been a thing in our household for some time now. While I wouldn't want to give up meat completely, I have absolutely no problem with not eating it most days of the week.  It's just healthier and actually more economical and better for the environment as well. One dish that I make pretty regularly is this crispy tofu, broccoli and red pepper stir fry which is a meatless adaptation of a favorite dish that I originally made with flank steak in place of the tofu. I cook with broccoli and red bell peppers alot because they're loaded with vitamins and antioxidants and we happen to like the way they taste. Making the tofu crispy adds a different dimension in texture which works quite well with the vegetables and it's really tasty too. I usually serve this with rice, well because my husband really likes his rice.

Crispy Tofu, Broccoli and Pepper Stir Fry Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1 15 oz. block of extra firm tofu cut into 1 inch cubes
1 pound broccoli, stalks trimmed and peeled, florets separated into bite size pieces
1 red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, sliced into bite size strips
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoon sesame oil
2 1/2 tablespoons oil (I use grapeseed oil but any oil with a high smoke point would work well)
3 tablespoons corn starch
1 tablespoon Xiaoshing or cooking rice wine

DIRECTIONS:

Arrange the tofu in a single layer on a paper towel lined baking sheet and cover with paper towels. Place a tray on top and put some cans over it, distributing the weight evenly. Let the tofu drain for about a half an hour.

Dry the tofu and marinade it with a mixture of 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon water for 20 minutes.

Transfer the tofu into a shallow dish and toss gently with corn starch to lightly coat each cube.

Heat your oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tofu and cook, turning frequently to get all sides crispy. Set aside on paper towels to drain.

Heat the skillet again and cook the bell peppers. Set aside.

Make a sauce combining 3 tablespoons soy sauce with 1 tablespoon cooking wine, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1/4 cup water. 

Add oil to your skillet and heat it up again. Lightly toast the garlic in there before adding in the broccoli. Stir continuously for 30 seconds and let it cook uncovered. Then pour the sauce over, mix and cover. Cook for 3 minutes until the broccoli is tender. Add the pepper back in and toss together.

Arrange the broccoli and pepper on a plate, place tofu on top and serve.
Easy Vegetarian Recipe, Asian Vegetarian Recipe, Stir Fry Recipe, Vegetarian Stir Fry, Chinese Stir Fry

51 comments on "Crispy Tofu, Broccoli and Pepper Stir Fry Recipe"
  1. Looks soo tasty! I've never tried tofu before. Got to put that on my list of foods to try!

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  2. Morning Rowena! Im vegetarian, I give up meat already from 2 years and I have no regrets. I usually eat tofu but, since isnt a typical food here, I always dont know how too cook it. Your recipe is very tempting, must be so tasty as you used all the things I love and usually eat. Id like to try it soon!:) Congrats also for how you displayed the dish, looks lovely!:) Hugs! xo

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  3. I do love TUFU but i am not good at cooking it, this one looks good.

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  4. Looks wonderful and sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing! x

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  5. Mmmmmm! As a vegetarian I would probably love this.

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  6. I am so hungry now...this looks soooo good :))) xx

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  7. Healthy and delicious fast to make my type of recipe need to get rice vinegar and give this a go.

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  8. i am a vegetarian too and this is a perfect dish
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  9. We love tofu here too and try to be vegetarian at least one day a week. I never thought about making tofu crispy in this way - brilliant! I'll have to try this some time!

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  10. I am not a big fan of broccoli but this looks absolutely delicious! The strange thing is most of the bloggers I know, are vegetarians. It's healthier to eat meat not that often indeed, but giving it up - that is something I don't understand. Anyway, everybody know what is best for them. And I think your decision to be a part time vegetarian is good! Thank you for this recipe, I will have it in mind!

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  11. Great recipe Rowena.... I love broccoli!!!
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  12. Yummy Yummy
    This recipe is amazing my sweet Rowena. I've to try it
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  13. This definitely looks delicious Rowena. I'm vegetarian/pescetarian as well and make quite a bit of stir fry. We make bbq tofu and satay style with cilantro and peanut sauce, which is so good. have you tried this?
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  14. Sorry, just wasn't sure if I left a comment or not.. That tofu dish looks amazing and incredibly healthy!
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    1. I wrote another comment which apparently wasn't saved.. I am also not a big meat fan, but I wouldn't dare to call myself a vegetarian, because I don't want people to deprive me of the best meat when we are eating out with friends..

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  15. I like eating broccoli! I'm so gonna try this recipe. Thanks for sharing dear :)

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  16. I'm always looking for a way to incorporate broccoli in a meal. It's so good for you. This recipe looks great!

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  17. i'm a huge fan of chunky veggies! i really need to try this. looks delicious Rowena.
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  18. You had me at "crispy tofu"! Most of my meals are meat-free as well, so I am loving this recipe! My husband might even try it ;) Broccoli is very filling, so this really looks like a great dinner option. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  19. i'm the same...i could be part vegetarian. i love my veggies and salads, but still gotta have meat once in a while. i've never made crispy tofu...the texture sounds nice.

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  20. That looks delicious! Veggies and tofu, great combo! I'd definitely have it with rice as well because I love rice too :)

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  21. The outcome of this dish looks utterly delicious and I love the addition of crispy tofu. This has been quite inspiring and served as a reminder to get my act together in the kitchen and stop relying on my usual 'old familiar' dishes! :)

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  22. Thanks for sharing this because I love tofu and broccoli!!!! Hope all is well with you!
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  23. Oh this looks so FRESH and yummy. I use to be a vegetarian, and I had a friend that was a vegetarian and he allowed himself meat once or twice a year, he called it "Festival of the Flesh" oh boy.

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  24. Yum!! Sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing!

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  25. Yum! Looks so good
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  26. Gosh! It's lunch time here & I'm drooling, Rowena! Sorry, been so busy haven't had time to come by & I'll be flying off again next week. xoxo
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  27. It looks amazing! I will try to make it tonight for dinner :)

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  28. this looks so yummy..

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  29. Yummy! This looks delicious and it's so healthy. Thanks for sharing Rowena! xxleslie

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  30. This looks yummy! I want to try some.

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  31. Looks so yummy!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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  32. I want to eat that right now! Broccoli is my favourite vegetable, so I'm sure this will taste amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  33. I don't eat meat and tofu is the perfective alternative for still getting my proteins. Your meal looks so healthy and delicious!

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  34. The raw tofu looks nice and firm. Not the mush I have seen recently.

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  35. yum! looks delicious!! I love simple stir frys like this!

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  36. This looks so lovely and healthy! I've never had broccoli in a stir fry before.

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  37. Yum! This sounds so healthy and delicious.

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  38. I love the simplicity of this dish and by looking at your picture my stomach is growling. Yum..yum. Hope you have been well, Rowena. I have a lot to catch up to do on your blog :)

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  39. DANG this looks delicious. Not really a fan of sweet peppers, but as of late I've been incorporating them into my meals more often (stuffed peppers for dinner a few days back!). Oddly, never thought to make crispy tofu at home (we just buy the already puffy deep fried ones from the supermarket), but I need to try this recipe out next week!

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  40. I have tried to love peppers but find i simple can't enjoy the taste. On the plus size, broccoli has won me over

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  41. I need to get some tofu and try this recipe asap! Yum yum yum!
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  42. Lovely simple dish! Looking very colorful and most definitely, healthy! I am sort of like you, I may not be a full-on vegetarian but I tend to go meatless these days and have no problem not eating meat. It's a more compassionate choice too *_^

    Tofu is always my favourite, and broccoli is my hubby's. It's a great combination.

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  43. Looks delicious and healthy too! I love broccoli!:)

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  44. This looks delicious!
    I must try it

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  45. Yum this looks so good. Fresh and delicious. Who needs meat when you have food that looks this good! x

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  46. The combination of all the ingredients in this dish is what I love. Oh my, I could almost imagine savouring the crispy tofu now. It looks so easy to make! I love going vegetarian once a week just for health sake and also for the environment. I still love certain style of meat but like you, I'm able to survive w/o them at times when the vege dish is already delicious.

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