Spicy Tofu and Veggies Over Quinoa

In need of a healthy vegetarian dinner idea? Tara Sharp has you covered! She shared her recipe for spicy tofu and veggies over quinoa in the Kitchen Goddess group.

This is a dish I've made several different ways, depending on the veggies and type of rice I have on hand. The sauce always has the three main elements — red chili paste, soy sauce, and sesame oil — but the measurements aren't exact, it depends on what you like. This was the first time I put the tofu/vegetables over quinoa (ran out of Calrose rice), and I have to say the grain paired nicely with the spicy dish. Thanks to some of the prepackaged elements, can't-screw-it-up tofu, and rice-cooker-made quinoa, this recipe is about as uncomplicated as it gets.

Here's the recipe!

Spicy Tofu and Veggies Over Quinoa

Spicy Tofu and Veggies Over Quinoa


  1. Sesame oil to taste
  2. Soy sauce to taste
  3. 2-3 heaping spoonfuls chili garlic sauce
  4. 1 onion
  5. 1 package whole white mushrooms
  6. 1 package pre-cut red, yellow, and green bell peppers (or 2-3 whole bell peppers)
  7. 1 package extra firm tofu
  8. 1 cup quinoa


  1. Add quinoa and 2 cups water to rice cooker and start.
  2. Cut up bell peppers, mushrooms, onion, and tofu into 1-inch pieces and set aside.
  3. Pour sesame oil, soy sauce, and chili sauce into large pan or wok on medium-high. Add tofu and vegetables and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 or so minutes.
  4. Once the onions are translucent and the veggies are cooked without being too soft, serve on top of the quinoa.

Serves 4.

Average ( votes):

Have you come across any — or come up with your own! — divine recipes lately? If so, be sure to post them to Kitchen Goddess. It's easy to upload your photos and a description of the experience, and it could be featured on YumSugar! If you're new to the YumSugar Community, here's a detailed guide on posting to groups.

The look of the meal has me nearly drooling at thought of its deliciousness. I must make an attempt to cook this meal.
Looks delicious!
Join The Conversation