A stir-fry quinoa bowl brimming with fresh veggies and tofu is a healthy replacement for the days you just can't kick the craving for takeout.
8 ounces extra-firm tofu
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil, divided
1 cup (1-inch) slices green onions
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
5 ounces thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps
5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce, divided
2 tablespoons rice vinegar, divided
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups cooked quinoa
2 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon sugar
How to Make It
Arrange tofu on several layers of heavy-duty paper towels. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 15 minutes. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick cubes.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add tofu; sauté 4 minutes or until browned. Place tofu in a bowl. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan. Add onions and next 4 ingredients (through bell pepper); stir-fry 4 minutes or just until tender. Add 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and salt; cook 30 seconds. Add mushroom mixture to tofu.
Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce, remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar, quinoa, cabbage, cilantro, and sugar. Toss well to combine.
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This was really good but I did not use mushrooms and added more onions as well as chopped zucchini and carrots (cooked them first). Make sure the tofu is stir-fried so crispy. I also topped with toasted sesame seeds.
This was tasty! Like any stir fry it takes a lot of prep work, but comes together quickly.
I subbed edamame for tofu, with good results. I also used half shitake and half baby bella mushrooms (cheaper). It could use a little bit more flavor - I ended up adding more soy, sriracha, and chili garlic sauce. I also added half of the cabbage in while the rest of the food was cooking so it softened for more flavor variety. I'll be making this again!
This was a great recipe! I substituted chicken breast for the tofu because my children eschew tofu. Also, I eyeballed the ginger and garlic and probably doubled the amount called for so it was really flavorful. It was a nice, filling dish that required no sides because everything is in it already. The only improvement might be a little something to spice it up like a chile pepper or asian hot sauce.
I substituted baby bellas for shitake mushrooms and savoy cabbage for napa cabbage. And I cooked the cabbage a little bit to soften it up instead of just adding it at the end. It didn't have as much flavor as I was expecting but it was still good. I would make it again, but maybe add more garlic, salt and possibly sriracha. Very healthy dinner option!
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