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Crispy Orange Tofu

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Courses
Cuisine Asian


  • 1 block tofu firm tofu
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 tbsp tahini or soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 large oranges juice only
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 to 2 squirts of Sriracha hot sauce depending on how much of a “kick” you like. Erin puts 2!
  • white or black sesame seeds or both!
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
  • 2 stems chopped green onions


  • - prepare brown rice according to directions on the bag (Erin used 1 cup of rice to two cups of water)
  • - drain the water from the block of tofu and then cube. Put 1/4 cup corn starch in a large ziplock bag and add tofu cubes and shake so that each cube is covered with the starch evenly. Put a small amount of oil (Erin used Avocado) into frying pan and add the tofu. Fry long enough to make sure that all edges of the tofu have been cooked thoroughly and the consistency is crispy. Drain oil upon removal.
  • - in a bowl, add the chili garlic sauce, maple syrup, tahini, juice of 1 1/2 oranges, minced garlic, Sriracha and peanuts. Add a tiny bit of corn starch to thicken sauce but that is optional.
  • -Whisk all ingredients together and then add the crispy tofu cubes back into the pan with the sauce and cook over medium heat, stirring often so the tofu and peanuts soak up the sauce. Cook for 5-10 minutes.
  • - Spoon warm brown rice into a bowl and then add the Crispy Orange Tofu. Top with sesame seeds and green onions. Be creative and add your favorite optional ingredients like mushrooms, broccoli, carrots or even pineapple to this dish.
Keyword vegan
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