Delicious Stir-Fry with Tofu

I already know what you are thinking.  “Another vegetarian meal?!  Doesn’t this girl ever eat meat?”  Or “delicious and tofu are two words that have no right to be in the same sentence.

True I used to think the same thing about both those thoughts.  I was raised with the mindset if it doesn’t contain meat it was not a meal.  Growing up there was a lot of meals that contained steak (or some beef) and potatoes.  Now I rarely eat either.  And tofu that disgusting white block of soy with a strange texture and little flavor, why on earth would anyone want to eat that?  Well I will tell you why… tofu when properly made tastes great.  It absorbs the flavor of what you cook it with.  I normally cook it with soy sauce and garlic.

My stir-fry is simple yet it is always satisfying.

Delicious stir-fry with tofu

Ingredients
Oil (canola)
Garlic
Soy sauce
Red pepper paste
Sugar (optional)
1/2 block Tofu cut into thin rectangles
Frozen vegetables
Rice (any variety you like, personally I like Thai rice)

Directions

Cook rice according packaging labels or rice cooker instructions.

Heat a small skillet over a medium heat.  Add enough oil to barely cover the bottom of the pan.  Add approximately a half teaspoon to a whole teaspoon of minced garlic, soy sauce, and a half to whole teaspoon of red pepper paste.  Mix together while the oil is heating.  Add tofu flip when the bottom side starts to brown.  Once tofu is cooked on both sides sprinkle sugar on top and set aside.

While tofu is cooking heat your wok to a medium to medium high temperature with approximately 1 tablespoon oil.  Once oil has been heated add teaspoon of garlic, and vegetables.  Let vegetables cook halfway through and add a splash of soy sauce and red pepper paste to taste.  Finish cooking vegetables and serve over rice.

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