Experience the bold and savory flavors of Mongolian cuisine with this delicious Crispy Tofu and Broccoli Stir Fry recipe.
Combining crispy tofu, tender broccoli, and a savory Mongolian-inspired sauce, this dish is a perfect balance of textures and flavors.
Whether you’re a tofu aficionado or simply looking to add more plant-based meals to your diet, this recipe is sure to impress.
Plus, it comes together in just minutes, making it an ideal option for busy weeknights.
So, grab your wok and get ready to enjoy a taste of Mongolia right in your own kitchen!
- 1 block firm tofu, pressed and cubed
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)
- Cooked rice, for serving
Prepare the Tofu:
Press the tofu between paper towels to remove excess moisture.
Cut the tofu into cubes and toss them with cornstarch until evenly coated.
Crisp the Tofu:
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
Add the tofu cubes and cook until golden brown and crispy on all sides, about 5-7 minutes.
Remove tofu from the skillet and set aside.
Cook the Broccoli:
In the same skillet, add a bit more oil if needed and add the broccoli florets.
Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender-crisp.
Make the Sauce:
In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, minced garlic, grated ginger, and water.
Pour the sauce over the broccoli in the skillet.
Combine and Serve:
Return the crispy tofu to the skillet and toss everything together until the tofu and broccoli are evenly coated in the sauce.
Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken slightly.
Garnish and Serve:
Sprinkle sesame seeds over the stir-fry, if desired.
Serve the Mongolian Crispy Tofu and Broccoli Stir Fry hot over cooked rice.
- Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
- Calories: 250
- Total Fat: 12g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 600mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 25g
- Dietary Fiber: 4g
- Sugars: 9g
- Protein: 14g
Can I use other vegetables in this stir-fry?
Yes, feel free to customize this recipe with your favorite vegetables such as bell peppers, carrots, or snap peas.
Can I use tofu that is not firm?
Firm tofu works best for this recipe as it holds its shape well when frying. If you use softer tofu, be gentle when handling to avoid crumbling.
Is hoisin sauce necessary for the sauce?
Hoisin sauce adds depth and sweetness to the sauce, but you can substitute with soy sauce if needed. Adjust the sweetness with a bit of brown sugar.
Can I make this dish gluten-free?
Yes, use tamari instead of soy sauce and ensure that your hoisin sauce is gluten-free.
How do I store leftovers?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stovetop before serving.