Sticky Sesame Tofu with rice and greens

Sticky Sesame Tofu with rice and greens

Based on 0 ratings

"A quick and delicious meal that you can adapt to suit what you like, or what you have in! The combination of the spices add a real depth of flavour."

Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings2
½
firm tofu
tbsp
cornflour
1 tsp
Chinese five-spice powder
2 tbsp
vegetable oil
½
red onion
2 cloves
garlic
½
chili
ginger
30 ml
ponzu
2 tbsp
hoisin sauce
tbsp
maple syrup
tbsp
tahini
tbsp
sesame seeds
1
bok choy (optional)
200 g
rice (optional)
scallion (for garnish)

Utensils

bowl, nonstick pan

  • Step 1/11

    • ½ firm tofu

    Drain as much water as possible from the tofu. Once done, cut the tofu into 2cm (approx) cubes.

  • Step 2/11

    • tbsp cornflour
    • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
    • bowl

    In a mixing bowl, add the cornflour and Chinese 5-spice powder and mix together. Once combined, add the tofu cubes and mix well, making sure tofu is evenly coated.

  • Step 3/11

    • ½ red onion
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • ½ chili
    • ginger

    Peel and roughly chop the onion, mince the garlic cloves and ginger (about a thumb-sized piece is fine) and finely slice the chilli.

  • Step 4/11

    • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
    • nonstick pan

    Place a non-stick pan (or wok) over a medium heat and add the oil.

  • Step 5/11

    Once the oil is hot enough, add the tofu and cook for 2-4 minutes on all sides until the tofu is lightly coloured on all sides and puffs up a little.

  • Step 6/11

    Throw the chopped onion, garlic, ginger and chilli into the pan and turn the heat down low and allow the onion to soften, stirring the mix every now and again.

  • Step 7/11

    • 30 ml ponzu

    Deglaze the pan with the ponzu (or use light soy sauce) and toss to combine.

  • Step 8/11

    • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
    • tbsp maple syrup
    • tbsp tahini

    Add the hoisin sauce, maple syrup and tahini. Stir gently to not break up the tofu too much but to make sure everything is combined, then let the sauce bubble away and thicken for 3-4 minutes, stirring often.

  • Step 9/11

    • 1 bok choy (optional)
    • 200 g rice (optional)

    While that’s cooking, prepare your garnishes and rice (if using). I’ve added bok choi, but you can use any greens you like.

  • Step 10/11

    • tbsp sesame seeds

    Before serving stir through the sesame seeds, leaving a few to sprinkle on the finished dish.

  • Step 11/11

    • scallion (for garnish)

    Serve your rice then top with the sticky tofu and serve with greens. Chop the scallion finely and add them, together with a few sesame seeds, to the dish and enjoy!

Tags

More delicious ideas for you

    Comments (undefined)
    or
    To comment and share your experience, please sign up!