Cook's Hideout: Stir fry Vegetables with Tofu

May 22, 2006

Stir fry Vegetables with Tofu

Sometimes when I go shopping, I get excited and buy too much stuff (like soy meat, tofu)for one week. But as the week goes by I am either too tired to cook or sometimes I completely forget about them. But the good thing about these packaged soy products is that they usually have a long shelf life, which is good for me.

Anyway this weekend, as I was cleaning the fridge, I found a box of extra-firm tofu that I bought, hmmmm, may be 2 months ago (expiration date: September 2006, yippee). I also had half a bag of frozen broccoli stir fry vegetables. So I made stir fry vegetables with tofu and white rice.

Ingredients:Extra firm Tofu - 12 oz. box
Carrots - 2 medium
Sn0w peas - about 12
Frozen Broccoli stir fry - thawed
Water Chestnuts - 1/4 cup
Onion - 1 small
Green onions - 5-6
Red chili flakes - ¼ tsp
Ginger - 1” piece minced
Garlic - 2 cloves
Sauce Ingredients:Low-sodium Soy Sauce - 3tsp
Sherry or Chinese rice wine - 1tbsp
Vegetable stock - ¼ cup (you can substitute with water)
Sugar - 1tsp
Salt - pinch
Corn flour - 2tsp mixed in 1 tbsp of water

  • Remove tofu from the package, rinse with water. Place it on several layers of paper towel and blot out the water. Cut it into 1 inch cubes.

  • Thinly slice all the veggies. Make sure they are all almost the same size.

  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a large wok or skillet. Add tofu and fry the cubes till they are golden brown on all sides. Remove with a slotted spoon onto paper towel.

  • In the remaining oil, add red chili flakes, ginger and garlic and stir fry for 30 seconds. Add all the veggies and fry for about 3-5 minutes until they are crisp tender.

  • Add the sauce to the veggies and bring it to a boil. Keep stirring constantly until the sauce thickens and becomes clear.

  • Add tofu, salt and pepper and fry for 1 minute.

  • Remove and serve hot with rice or noodles.


  1. Thank you very much Saffron.

  2. Hi Pavani,
    i like your kobbari barfi.
    Hope to make one day.

  3. Thank you for visiting Vineela. Try the barfi and let me know if you like it.

  4. I have been looking for a tofu recipe. All the recipes that I tried so far has been disasters. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Welcome to the world of foodblogging. Ur dish looks delicious. Miss eating tofu back home. Itz too expensive here in Switzerland.


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