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Tofu Stir-Fry with Water Glass, Napkin, and a Bunch of Scallions
Tofu Stir-Fry with Garlic Sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This quick and easy tofu stir-fry is the weeknight dinner you've been looking for! Packed with flavor, crispy tofu, and tender-crisp veggies, this dish tastes better than takeout and can be on the table in 30 minutes.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: broccoli, stir-fry, tofu
Servings: 4
Calories: 237 kcal
Author: Alissa
For the Sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce or sambal oelek, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
For the Tofu Stir-Fry
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, or high heat oil of choice
  • 1 (14 ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained, pressed, and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 scallions, chopped, white and green parts separated
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced on a bias into strips
  • 1 medium broccoli crown, broken into florets
  • 4 ounces shiitake mushroom caps, cleaned and sliced
For Serving
  • Cooked rice
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  1. Whisk the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.

  2. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with oil and place it over medium heat.

  3. Add the tofu cubes in an even layer.

  4. Cook the tofu for about 10 minutes, flipping once or twice, until browned on multiple sides.

  5. Remove the tofu from the skillet and transfer it to a plate.

  6. Raise the heat to high.

  7. Add the white parts of the scallions and carrots to the skillet. Stir-fry for 1 minute.

  8. Add the broccoli and mushrooms to the skillet. Stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes more, until the veggies deepen in color and become tender-crisp.

  9. Return the tofu to the skillet and add the sauce.

  10. Continue to cook everything for about 1 minute, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens and coats the tofu and veggies.

  11. Remove the skillet from heat and add the green parts of the scallions.

  12. Divide onto plates and top with sesame seeds. Serve with rice.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include accompaniments.

Nutrition Facts
Tofu Stir-Fry with Garlic Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 97
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.8g17%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 960mg40%
Potassium 511mg15%
Carbohydrates 28.4g9%
Fiber 3.6g14%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 13.7g27%
Calcium 180mg18%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.