Vegan General Tso’s Tofu | Cooking With Jade

Vegan General Tso’s Tofu

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Vegan General Tso’s Tofu
Chef Jade_VEGAN GENERAL TSO’S TOFU

VEGAN GENERAL TSO’S TOFU

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Large skillet or wok
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Wooden spoon

Ingredients
  

For the tofu:

  • 1 block 14 oz firm tofu, drained and cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds for garnish
  • Steamed rice for serving

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, toss the cubed tofu with cornstarch until well coated.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the coated tofu and cook until golden brown and crispy, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the tofu from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add the vegetable broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup, and cornstarch. Whisk until well combined.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in the pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes, and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the sauce to the pan and stir until it thickens.
  • Add the cooked tofu and green onions to the pan, and stir until everything is coated in the sauce.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice and garnish with sesame seeds.

Notes

NUTRITIONAL FACTS:
Calories: 361 | Total Fat: 16g | Total Carbohydrates: 36g | Dietary Fiber: 4g | Protein 22g

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