Veggie and Tofu Stir-Fry

  • Ingredients

  • (14-ounce) package water-packed extra-firm tofu, drained
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided 
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
  • large green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon julienne-cut ginger
  • small baby bok choy, quartered lengthwise
  • large carrots, peeled and julienne-cut
  • 1 cup snow peas, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons Shaoxing (Chinese rice wine) or dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup organic vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil

Step-By-Step

Hands On: 19 Minutes 
Total: 49 Minutes 
  1. 1. Cut tofu lengthwise into 4 equal pieces; cut each piece crosswise into 1/2-inch squares. Place tofu on several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels. Let stand 30 minutes, pressing down occasionally.
  2. 2. Heat a large wok or skillet over high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Combine tofu, pepper, and 2 teaspoons cornstarch in a medium bowl; toss to coat. Add tofu to pan; stir-fry 8 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove tofu from pan with a slotted spoon; place in a medium bowl. Add onions, garlic, and ginger to pan; stir-fry 1 minute. Remove from pan; add to tofu.
  3. 3. Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add bok choy; stir-fry 3 minutes. Add carrots; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add snow peas; stir-fry 1 minute. Add Shaoxing; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in tofu mixture.
  4. 4. Combine remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, broth, and remaining ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add broth mixture to pan; cook until slightly thickened (about 1 minute).

Charlotte Autry, Cooking Light 
January 2013

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