Recipe for Tofu Vegetable Stir Fry

We love making stir fry. It is so easy and it is a great way to sneak in lots and lots of veggies!! This time we added in tofu for protein…and we like the stuff!

Josh volunteered to make the sauce, so I chopped up the veggies. This time we used snow peas, zucchini, green and yellow peppers, mushrooms, bean sprouts, and eggplant. We marinated the tofu in the sauce and then grilled it on our indoor grill pan. I think this helps the texture and it also holds together better.

We used a big wok to stir fry everything together. We served the veggies and tofu over rice. It was most delicious. Josh’s sauce was incredible…he still thinks it needs perfecting, but I thought it was perfect:) The recipe is below, sorry there are no exact measurements on the sauce. Josh never measures, but I am sure you can figure it out. It is easy, just make the sauce to your taste!!!

My sister’s family came over for dinner and everyone enjoyed the meal. Sometimes I get nervous serving tofu to a crowd, but they loved it! There is no reason to be afraid…it is good stuff!! My niece even ate it!! We had a fun night!





Tofu Vegetable Stir Fry

Sauce:
Onion, chopped
Garilic, minced
Olive oil
Lite soy sauce
Water
Honey
Orange Zest, from one orange
Fresh Squeezed Orange juice, from one orange
Light Brown Sugar
Jalapeno, sliced
1 Red Thai Chili
1/4 teaspoon Red Thai Chili paste
Pepper to taste
Corn Startch

Extra Firm Tofu, one package
Vegetables, we used snow peas, zucchini, yellow and green peppers, eggplant, mushrooms, and bean sprouts

Rice

In a large pan saute the garlic and onion in the olive oil. Cook until tender. Add in the soy sauce, water, honey, orange zest, and juice. Stir to combine. Add in brown sugar and stir. Next, add the jalapeno slices, thai chili, and chili paste. Simmer for about five minutes. Taste, if you need to add anything, do so now. Add salt and pepper.

Stir in corn starch that has been mixed in a little water. Stir until the sauce thickens. If you need to add more corn starch you can. Just don’ t get it too thick.

Marinade the tofu in some of the sauce, for at least 15 minutes. Grill on a grill pan on high heat.

Stir fry the vegetables in a little oil in a big wok. Add in the sauce and tofu. Stir fry until everything is cooked and tender. Make sure the sauce is coating the veggies and tofu. Serve over rice with extra sauce, if desired.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Yummy looking stir fry! I love stir fries too, so simple yet delicious! And you can just throw in whatever you have in the fridge!

  2. Wow, can’t believe you got the kids to eat tofu! Even I will only eat it if it’s been fried up to have a bit of texture.

  3. I love tofu…I tried serving it for dinner last week, Ben took one look and told me he would not be eating my dinner that night πŸ™ He isnt very daring with some ingredients!!

  4. Sara- Thai curried tofu sounds great!! I will have to try that next!

    Culinarywannabe- I was surprised Aubrey ate the tofu. I think she thought it was chicken:)

  5. I love tofu and I love stir fry. Your pictures have convinced me that I need to make this recipe tonight. It looks absolutely delicious!

  6. This looks so good. I wasn’t always sure about tofu, but I’ve learned to like it and now I welcome it…especially in my egg drop soup. Your pictures make me wish I had this dish right now! πŸ™‚

  7. Yum, tofu veggie stir fry is one of my favorite dishes ever! Yours looks delicious, I especially love the mushrooms, mmm! And how nice to have the kids enjoying the tofu as well, adorable πŸ™‚

  8. Mmmm, I love a good stir-fry! I cook it just like Josh, a little this, a little that – ’til it tastes great.
    Wonderful way to get some nutrition into the kids.

  9. Well, there’s a Thai red chili in it! I’m officially in love! Plus, I do love the feeling of eating veggies deliciously πŸ™‚

  10. Stir-frys are some of my favorite fooods, well all foods are, unfortunately. But this looks FANTASTIC! Colors are gorgeous!

  11. That’s great that your whole family enjoyed it! I’ve been wanting to cook with more tofu lately, but was kind of scared to do so…I’m keeping this recipe on tab, I’ll need to use it soon :). Love all those veggies too!

  12. I’m so happy you posted this. Ben’s been wanting to try tofu and this looks like a perfect way to tiptoe into it!

  13. oh, the cuteness. πŸ™‚
    why do people think they don’t like tofu? if you prepare it correctly, it’s absolutely wonderful–great dish!

  14. Thanks for comment on my blog, Healthy Snacks. Hope you'll visit other posts esp. ONE-DISH WOK MEALS and Wok Up your Own Creations! I am so pleased you like wok stir frys and like TOFU. I think you and Josh will enjoy my NO-recipe, NO-measuring technique to wok cooking as he already doesn't measure.

  15. I was looking for something a bit different for a stir fry. The sauce looks good so I’ll try it. I stopped making stir fries for a while but they’re so quick and easy for the whole family that I’m getting back into them.

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