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Chinese stir fried tofu with bean sprouts and mushrooms on a black plate
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Stir-fried tofu with bean sprouts and mushrooms

Stir-fried tofu with bean sprouts and mushrooms- a delicious vegan Chinese stir-fry recipe that's delicious and very easy to make. If you are an Asian food lover and looking for healthy ways to eat tasty then this is a must-try recipe.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Tofu baking time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 166kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Ingredients required for baking tofu

  • 3 cups extra firm tofu cubes around 500 gms
  • Salt as per taste
  • Ground black pepper as per taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon any cooking oil

Other ingredients

  • 1 cup diced mushrooms use any variety of your choice
  • 1.5 cups bean sprouts
  • 3 cups roughly chopped bok choy keep white and green part separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1-2 finely chopped chili peppers
  • 1.5 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon any hot sauce adjust as per taste
  • ground black pepper as per taste
  • Salt as per taste optional
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil/ canola oil

Instructions

  • Put the tofu cubes in a bowl. Add oil, salt, and pepper. Gently toss and spread on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake at 200°C (around 400°F) for 12-15 minutes or until the outer layer of tofu turns light brown.
  • Heat oil in a large wok or pan. Add grated ginger and garlic. Saute for around 30 seconds.
  • Add the white part of bok choy and chili peppers. Saute for a minute on high flame
  • Add mushrooms and saute for 2-3 minutes on high flame.
  • Next, add salt, pepper, soy sauce and hot sauce. Mix, and cook for a minute.
  • Add bok choy (green part) and saute until the leaves start getting wilted.
  • Add sprouts and saute on a high flame for a minute. They should remain crunchy.
  • Finally, add the baked tofu cubes. Mix and saute for a minute. Serve hot with some rice or noodles.

Notes

  • Store-bought fried or baked tofu can also be used in this dish. They are easily available in Asian stores.
  • Other vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, beans, bell pepper, snow peas, etc can also be used.
  • It can be served in the main course with rice/ noodles or also enjoyed as a starter.
  • Adding salt to the stir fry is optional as the soy sauce is already salty and salt is added to the baked tofu too. Add salt only if required.
  • To bake tofu you can also marinate tofu cubes in soy sauce and pepper.
  • For best result, press tofu using a tofu press or wrap the tofu block in a clean kitchen towel and then press with something heavy.
  • You can check my tips to make Asian stir fried dishes inside this post.

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 559mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2346IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 3mg