Spicy Tofu and Soybean Stir-fry

Notes: To thaw beans quickly, pour into a colander and rinse with hot water. Serve this stir-fry with cooked rice.
Makes 3 or 4 servings


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1/2 cup fat-skimmed chicken broth or vegetable broth
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstrach
1/4 teaspoon hot chili flakes
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 package (12 oz.) frozen shelled soybeans, thawed (see notes), or 2 1/4 cups refrigerated cooked shelled soybeans.
12 ounces firm tofu, rinsed and drained
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger


1. Rinse and drain tofu. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices and pat dry with paper towels then cut into 1/2-inch cubes.

2. In a 1-cup glass measure, mix broth, vinegar, soy sauce, cornstrach, and chili flakes until smooth.

3. Set a 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan over high heat. When hot, add 1 teaspoon oil and the soybeans, stir until beans are hot and their skins are slightly blistered, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour into a bowl.

4. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil, the ginger, and garlic to pan; stir just until garlic begins to brown about 15 seconds. Add tofu to pan and stir occasionally until tofu is hot and lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Return beans to pan. Stir broth mixture and add to pan; stir until sauce boils and thickens. Add salt to taste. Pour into a serving dish.

Created date

May 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 332
Caloriesfromfat 54 %
Protein 31 g
Fat 20 g
Satfat 2.8 g
Carbohydrate 15 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Sodium 194 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg