Asian Orange tofu
Have you ever had orange chicken or tofu before? I have tried orange chicken but not orange tofu. Most of my protein recipes are done using tofu instead of meat or chicken so my kids are used to eating tofu. This asian orange tofu was a hit. Not only it was extremely easy, healthy and quick to put together but delicious.
This is my first time making this type Asian orange tofu. I have seen orange chicken many times but because we hardly eat any poultry or meat I figured I could make it with tofu. This recipe worked really good, my kids gave it a thumbs up so I know that from now I will be making this recipe pretty often.
I must confess that I am quite lucky because I don’t have picky eaters in my household. It makes cooking much more enjoyable since there aren’t any food restrictions I need to consider.
To serve this Asian orange chicken I used brown rice but you can use quinoa if you like. I think that is what I am going to do next, however, rice works very good.
This is my first time using Mori-Nu tofu but I know it will not be my last. I love the fact that Mori-Nu tofu needs no refrigeration and has a long shelf life (without use of preservatives!) so it is especially convenient for storage without sacrificing nutrition, flavor, or function.
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I hope you get to make this Asian orange chicken. It is truly the bomb, easy, and delicious.
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Asian Orange tofu
Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 4 servings
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1 lb extra firm tofu, cubed
- 9 oz snow peas
- 3 peppers, cut into chunks
- 3 tbs olive oil
- 1 tbs sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp ginger, chopped
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 5 tsp arrowroot powder or corn starch
- 1 tbsp orange marmalade or jam
- 2 tbsp unrefined sugar
In a small mixing bowl mix the sauce ingredients and set aside.
In a nonstick skillet, over medium to high heat, add the olive oil followed by the tofu. Stir occasionally until it has browned on most sides.
Add the peppers and ginger and stir fry with the tofu for an extra 3-5 minutes or until the pepper is cooked through stirring occasionally. Add the snow peas and cook for 1 minute. Add the sauce and cook until it thickens, 1-2 minutes.
Serve over brown rice. I always cook my rice and quinoa in my rice cooker. It always comes out perfect!
I am a huge fan of tofu! Love the sweet tangy orange sauce.