Honey Ginger Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry

Raven Higheagle

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@ravenhigheagle

Just ate this. Five minutes ago. Can’t stop. So good!
Today I’m being a vegetarian with this Honey Ginger Tofu & Veggie Stir Fry & HELLO WORLD it tastes really super yummy.
All last week I was vacationing at the beach & now I have to be a real person again.
But being a real person does have some perks, & right now those perks include being in my own little snuggly kitchen again and eating things like honey, ginger, tofu, asparagus, carrots, & all the other veggie stir fry things without any tofu mockery from my family.
Because my family’s favorite food does not equal tofu.


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Rating:

Serves:

Serves 6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stir-Fry

Ingredients

FOR THE STIR FRY

1 1/2 c
uncooked brown rice or faro
2 Tbsp
canola oil
14 oz
extra firm tofu
2 c
chopped asparagus
2 c
shredded carrots
3
green onions, minced

FOR THE GARLIC GINGER STIR FRY SAUCE

3 clove
garlic
2 Tbsp
fresh ginger
2 Tbsp
honey (more to taste)
1/2 c
low sodium soy sauce
1/4 c
water
1/4 c
rice wine vinegar
1/4 c
canola oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
SAUCE:
Puree all the sauce ingredients together in a food processor until smooth. Set aside
2
TOFU:
Cook the rice or faro according to package directions.
3
Cut the tofu into slices and press with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
Wait a few minutes and press again - there's lotsa water in there!
4
Cut the tofu slices into small cubes.
5
Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
6
When the oil is shiny, add the tofu and about ¼ cup of the stir fry sauce (watch out because the sauce and oil will spatter a tiny bit - have a cover ready or just skip the sauce at this point).
7
Pan-fry the tofu until golden brown. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towel lined plates.
8
VEGGIES:
Return the pan to the heat and add the asparagus with ¼ cup stir fry sauce.
9
When the asparagus is bright green and tender crisp, add the carrots and toss together.
10
Arrange the veggies and tofu over the cooked rice or faro, and cover with more sauce to taste.
11
Sprinkle with the green onions.
12
NOTES:
To make this gluten free, make sure your soy sauce and your tofu are both certified gluten free brands. To make this vegan, use an alternative sweetener in place of honey.
13
You can find tofu in the produce section of most grocery stores. I sprinkled mine with the tiniest amount of chili powder right in the frying pan to bump up the golden color.
14
I like to peel the carrots into long strips instead of grating.

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