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Honey Ginger Tofu Stir Fry

Honey ginger tofu stir fry with fresh vegetables and a sweet salty stir fry sauce.

the best stir fry you'll ever eat. Honey ginger tofu stir fry with hmoemade sesame honey garlic sauce. recipe via @buildyourbite
Today’s recipe brings the taste of takeout right to your kitchen with this homemade Honey Ginger Tofu Stir Fry.

the best stir fry you'll ever eat. Honey ginger tofu stir fry with hmoemade sesame honey garlic sauce. recipe via @buildyourbite
One of my favorite takeout meals is from a small local Chinese restaurant that my family has been going to for 20 years.

My favorite is the tofu with garlic sauce and veggies.

Crispy tofu over steamy rice in a thick sauce.

As much as I love this meal, it doesn’t love me.

I’m left feeling bloated and tired after eating all of those greasy calories.

the best stir fry you'll ever eat. Honey ginger tofu stir fry with hmoemade sesame honey garlic sauce. recipe via @buildyourbite
While I’ve made stir fry at home before, I usually just end up using a store bought sauce.

While it tastes pretty good, it has always been missing that wow factor …until this recipe!

the best stir fry you'll ever eat. Honey ginger tofu stir fry with hmoemade sesame honey garlic sauce. recipe via @buildyourbite
This time I went ALL OUT.

How to make honey ginger tofu stir fry:

Homemade crisp veggies, crispy tofu, and mounds of fresh ginger and garlic and a homemade sauce are just part of what make this dish phenomenal.

the best stir fry you'll ever eat. Honey ginger tofu stir fry with hmoemade sesame honey garlic sauce. recipe via @buildyourbite
We served it over sticky white rice cooked in a rice cooker (the secret for perfect takeout style rice.)

The result? Fight over every last bite of tofu, lick the bowl clean, better than takeout deliciousness.

I can’t wait to make this again!

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Yield: 4-5 servings

Honey Ginger Tofu Stir Fry

the best stir fry you'll ever eat. Honey ginger tofu stir fry with hmoemade sesame honey garlic sauce. recipe via @buildyourbite

vegan honey ginger tofu stir fry

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 14 oz extra firm tofu
  • 1 lb baby carrots, quartered
  • 8 oz sugar snap peas (around 3 cups worth)
  • 1 cup diced green onion
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped ginger
  • 1/4 cup freshly diced garlic (around 12 cloves)
  • 2 portobello mushroom caps, diced
  • 8 oz sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • white rice, for serving (we made around 6 cups worth of cooked rice)

For the sauce

  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup tamari
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Prepare veggies and place in a bowl
  2. Quarter carrots, add snap peas, diced green onion, garlic, ginger, portobellos, and water chestnuts and stir to combine. Set aside until ready to cook or place in the fridge if prepping ahead
  3. Cook rice according to instructions for your rice cooker (ours usually takes around 30 minutes)
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  5. Remove tofu from package and drain out the water
  6. Place tofu on a thick towel or kitchen cloth, with another towel covering the top of the tofu
  7. Place a heavy object like a cast iron skillet on top of the tofu
  8. Allow to sit for 15-20 minutes for moisture to absorb into the towels
  9. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  10. Dice tofu into chunks and place on parchment paper
  11. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes to allow tofu to further dry out and begin to crisp up
  12. Make the sauce by combining all ingredients in a food processor until combined
  13. Heat a large stainless steel skillet on medium to high heat
  14. Add olive oil to coat the bottom and add all vegetables to stir fry
  15. Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring often and adding oil if needed. (I prefer not to overcook the vegetables but instead leave them with a little crunch and freshness)
  16. Once tofu is finished baking, heat a medium sized skillet over medium high heat
  17. Add 1/8 cup of olive oil to the skillet and add the tofu
  18. Sautee until tofu is crispy on all sides, stirring often (about 5-10 minutes)
  19. Once tofu is finished, stir in 1/2 cup of the sauce with the tofu
  20. Add the remaining sauce to the vegetables once they have finished cooking
  21. Serve tofu and veggies over rice and add salt to taste if necessary

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 542Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1427mgCarbohydrates: 90gFiber: 8gSugar: 32gProtein: 18g

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Jacky

Friday 2nd of February 2018

This looks delicious! How does it reheat? I was thinking of making this for lunches next week.

Joy Shull

Saturday 3rd of February 2018

It would reheat great! I love having this for lunch.

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