Sweet and Spicy Tofu W/ Veggies

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Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep
50 mins
Cook
15 mins

This is a recipe I came up with after going to Veggie Heaven for the first time here in Austin. I say that because I've been here for 4 years already, and not being a vegetarian it just didn't occur to me to go. I was so amazed, I went back again the same week. Well, this tofu recipe doesn't add up to what they have there, but I was definitely inspired. I think it's delicious and I hope you do too! Preparation time includes time to drain tofu.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 (12 ounce) package extra firm tofu, preferably organic
  • mixed vegetables (it's up to you, I suggest sugar snap peas, carrots, zucchini or squash, or broccoli)
  • 14 medium onion, chopped
  • olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 12 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • sriracha Asian chili sauce (highly suggested) (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • rice or rice noodles, to serve with

Directions

  1. Prepare tofu - drain all water out and cut into 1" cubes.
  2. Make sauce with water, soy sauce, hot sauce, brown sugar and peanut butter. Stir well and set aside.
  3. Heat a skillet on medium/medium high and add vegetable oil and sesame oil.
  4. Toss in chopped onions and saute until almost golden brown. Add other veggies if you wanted to have other veggies in your recipe.
  5. Add tofu and stir occasionally until brown on some sides.
  6. Add sauce and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Serve with rice, noodles or eat by itself. Enjoy!