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Buddha's Delight with Tofu, Broccoli, and Water Chestnuts

Randy Mayor
Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups stir-fry and 2/3 cup rice)
This simple version of Buddha's Delight, a popular Chinese takeout dish, will work with just about any combination of vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 (14-ounce) package water-packed extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 5 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cups (1/4-inch) diagonally sliced carrot
  • 1/2 cup peeled, chopped broccoli stems
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup snow peas, trimmed
  • 1 (14-ounce) can whole baby corn, drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups hot cooked short-grain rice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 378
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 11.6 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • monofat 4.7 g
  • polyfat 4.7 g
  • protein 15.8 g
  • carbohydrate 55.9 g
  • fiber 9.3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 4.4 mg
  • sodium 698 mg
  • calcium 129 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients, tossing to coat; cover and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving marinade.

  2. Cook broccoli florets, carrot, and broccoli stems in boiling water 1 1/2 minutes; drain. Plunge into ice water. Drain.

  3. Heat canola oil in a wok or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu; stir-fry 5 minutes or until lightly browned on all sides. Stir in onions, ginger, and garlic; stir-fry 30 seconds. Stir in broccoli mixture, snow peas, corn, and water chestnuts; stir-fry 1 minute. Combine broth and cornstarch, stirring with a whisk. Add cornstarch mixture, reserved marinade, and salt to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 2 1/2 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Serve over rice.