Tofu veggie stir-fry is quick and easy, making it a great go-to weeknight meal

Tofu Veggie Stir Fry Is Quick And Easy, Making It A Great Go To Weeknight Meal
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Baked tofu crisps well in a hot pan.

  • When you’re short on time, reach for this stir-fry recipe. Baked tofu has a firm, toothsome texture that crisps well in a hot pan. You can find it in flavors like teriyaki and sesame, both of which are delicious here. Or opt for a smoked version, which has the same texture with a more robust flavor. Serve over brown rice.
  • Mushroom & Tofu Stir-Fry

  • Serves 5
  • Active Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • 4 tablespoons peanut oil or canola oil, divided
  • 1 pound mixed mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated
  • 1 (8-ounce) container baked tofu or smoked tofu, diced
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce or vegetarian oyster sauce

1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large flat-bottom wok or cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add mushrooms and bell pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 4 minutes. Stir in scallions, ginger and garlic; cook for 30 seconds more. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl.

2. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and tofu to the pan. Cook, turning once, until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the vegetables and oyster sauce. Cook, stirring, until hot, about 1 minute.

Recipe tip: Sweet, salty oyster sauce is made from, well, oysters, along with salt, sugar and sometimes soy sauce. Substitute vegetarian oyster or stir-fry sauce, if desired, which uses mushrooms instead of oysters.

Recipe nutrition per serving: 171 Calories, Total Fat: 13 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Fiber: 2 g, Total Sugars: 4 g, Protein: 8 g, Sodium: 309 mg, Potassium: 469 mg, Iron: 2 mg, Folate: 48 mcg, Calcium: 113 mg, Vitamin A: 925 IU, Vitamin C: 36 mg.

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