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Fast & Easy Dinner: Tofu and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Fast & Easy Dinner: Tofu and Broccoli Stir-Fry

If you're not already a big stir-fry fan, you should consider adding it to your meal circuit: in addition to being healthy and nutritious, stir-fries are also incredibly quick.

This tofu and broccoli version, with its firm tofu, is ideal for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, as the protein has a meaty flavor and substantial texture.

To get dinner on the table in no time,


Tofu and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Tofu and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Tofu and Broccoli Stir-Fry


1 package (14 1/2 ounces) firm tofu, drained, cut crosswise into 6 slabs (about 3/4 inch wide), each slab halved horizontally and cut into triangles
1 1/2 pounds broccoli, stalks trimmed, peeled, and cut into 1/4-inch rounds, florets separated into bite-size pieces
Coarse salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup cashews, toasted


  1. Arrange tofu in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with several layers of paper towels. Top with more paper towels and another baking sheet; weight with canned goods. Let tofu drain, about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook broccoli (stalks and florets) in a large pot of boiling salted water until bright green, 2 minutes. Drain; set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tofu; cook until golden brown, turning gently halfway through, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to paper towels.
  4. Meanwhile, make sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, red-pepper flakes, garlic, cornstarch, and 3/4 cup water; set aside.
  5. Add broccoli to skillet; cook over high heat, stirring often, until crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk reserved sauce to combine; pour into pan. Return tofu to pan; stir to coat, about 1 minute more. Serve topped with cashews.

Serves 4.

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Emmakatie Emmakatie 7 years
Me too! Yummy! I've been in Thailand for the past 6 months and I've fallen in love with tofu. Ate it everyday, with nearly every meal. Got my mouth watering thats for sure!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
you're speaking my language today - i love this one and i think that i'm going to try to figure out how to make it for dinner one day fiance is starting to get into eating tofu now a days so this is even something that we could really get use of.
b1uebunn b1uebunn 7 years
Oooh, I'm a vegetarian, and I'm totally into this dish. Looks awesome.
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