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Fast Vegetarian Dinner: Szechuan Veggie Tofu Stir-Fry

A stir-fry is a marvelous choice for a busy Thursday night - it cooks quickly, is super filling, and reasonably healthy (depending on what ingredients you throw in your wok). Asian flavors and lots of vegetables pack this vegan dish with complex freshness. To ensure success when stir-frying, maintain a fairly high flame and keep the elements of the dish moving constantly around the pan (hence the name stir-fry). I like this served over steamed white rice, but you could easily substitute slippery noodles. To make a grocery list for tonight's dinner,

Szechuan Vegetable & Tofu Stir-Fry
From Vegetarian Times magazine

2 tsp. peanut oil
1 small onion, cut in half, then thinly sliced
1/4 cup red bell pepper strips
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup fresh or frozen broccoli florets
1/2 cup baby carrots
2 scallions (white and light green parts), slivered
2 Tbs. grated fresh ginger
1 tsp. red pepper flakes, or to taste
1/2 tsp. honey
2 1/2 Tbs. hoisin sauce
1 lb. firm or baked tofu, well drained and cut into strips

  1. In wok or large, heavy skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and bell pepper and stir-fry 1 minute. Add broth and bring to a boil. Add broccoli, carrots and scallions and stir-fry 2 minutes. Add ginger, red pepper flakes and honey; cover and cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix hoisin sauce and 2 1/2 Tbs. water until well blended.
  4. Add to stir-fry and mix gently, then add tofu strips and toss gently.
  5. Cook, stirring occasionally, just until heated through. Serve right away over rice or noodles.

Serves 4.


Join The Conversation
PetitLapinVegan PetitLapinVegan 9 years
What a phenom recipe! If you just substitute in some agave nectar or more housin sauce for the honey- this is an excellent vegan staple.
SU3 SU3 10 years
Mmm... this sounds great! We need more tofu recipes! :)
Leoschoice Leoschoice 10 years
Just when i was looking for a tofu recipe, that's great ! Looks delicious ! Thanks :)
bcn bcn 10 years
I will recomend brown rice ;)
thehabra thehabra 10 years
mmm.Added it to my favorites.
RebeccaAdele RebeccaAdele 10 years
Looks great! I'm going to try it Saturday night.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
Wow, I JUST had tofu/ veggie stir-fry 2 days ago!
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 10 years
I'm not a veg at all but man i looooooooooovvvvvvvvvveee Tofu--- i really can't get enough thanks!!!! TINA!
figurine figurine 10 years
It looks absolutely delicious. I would probably skip the baby carrots (or maybe eat them fresh on the side), but everything else is just perfect.
lovekailua lovekailua 10 years
i love tofu too! definitely keep them coming
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Plenty of spice and few calories! Looks delicious...
GeikoSera GeikoSera 10 years
Hahaha, I second that GeekSugar. :)
GeikoSera GeikoSera 10 years
Yum! Looks tasty! :)
Tech Tech 10 years
So glad you got some tofu in there. I love the tofu recipes. Keep em coming!
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