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These Sweet & Spicy Tofu Bowls are made with a tangy mustard sauce, crispy tofu, bell peppers and rice. A quick vegan dinner | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #tofubowls #tofurecipes
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Sweet & Spicy Tofu Bowls

These Sweet & Spicy Tofu Bowls are made with a tangy mustard sauce, crispy tofu, bell peppers and rice. A quick vegan dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine asian
Keyword rice, rice bowls, tofu
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 326kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE TOFU

  • 1 block firm tofu pressed
  • 2 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • oil for frying*

FOR THE SAUCE

  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tablespoon spicy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

FOR THE BOWLS

  • 3 green onions diced, greens and whites separated
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 red bell pepper cut in 1" chunks
  • black sesame seeds
  • 2 cups cooked rice for serving

Instructions

  • Press the tofu for 10-30 minutes. Meanwhile prep the veggies and combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine the soy sauce, cornstarch and sesame oil in a shallow bowl. Whisk to combine. Cut the tofu into squares and place in the marinade. Gently toss to coat.
  • Heat some oil in a pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the tofu and cook, flipping, until all sides are browned. Remove the tofu and place the pan back on the stove - if the pan is dry add a little more oil.
  • Cook the garlic, ginger and whites of the green onions in the pan for 60 seconds. Add the bell pepper and ½ of the sauce and cook for 3 minutes. Add the tofu back to the pan with the remaining sauce and cook for 1-2 more minutes, or until the tofu is warm and the sauce has thickened.
  • Serve the tofu with rice, sesame seeds and the remaining green onions.

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Notes

*To bake the tofu, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the soy sauce, cornstarch and sesame oil in a shallow bowl. Whisk to combine. Cut the tofu into squares and place in the marinade. Gently toss to coat. Spread out on the baking sheet, making sure that the tofu pieces aren't touching. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway.

Nutrition

Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1308mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Iron: 2mg