Golden fried tofu and homemade garlic sauce are the stars of this dish. Photo / Babiche Martens

Sticky Garlic Tofu Stir-Fry With Asian Greens & Brown Rice

#MeatFreeMonday just got a whole lot more delicious

Garlicky and sticky, this recipe is a delicious way of eating tofu. Frying it in a hot pan without moving it too much will ensure you get the best crispy result for this vegetarian dish. Toss in simple greens and serve on a bed of brown rice; it’s that easy.

Try freezing the tofu before cooking and your result will be even better — the texture changes and tastes delicious.

Serves 4

Garlic Sauce
4 cloves garlic, crushed
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup honey
¼ cup mirin
¼ cup water

2 tsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp oil
250g firm tofu, sliced
250g green beans, ends trimmed
2 heads bok choy, sliced lengthways
1 tsp white sesame seeds

To serve
Cooked brown rice
Sesame seeds
¼ cup chopped toasted peanuts

1. Combine the garlic, soy sauce, honey, mirin and water in a small bowl.

2. For the stir-fry, heat both oils in a large frying pan or wok. Place in the tofu and turn carefully until golden on all sides, about 5-8 minutes. Add half the garlic sauce and cook for 2 minutes.

3. Add the beans, then the remaining garlic sauce, cooking for 3 minutes. Add the bok choy and sesame seeds cooking for a further 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are just cooked through.

4. Serve straight from the pan on hot steaming brown rice. Garnish with sesame seeds and toasted peanuts.


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