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Hoisin-Drenched Tofu and Stir-Fried Vegetables

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup stir-fry and 3/4 cup rice)
A vibrantly seasoned marinade of hoisin sauce and five-spice powder is baked into the tofu, so the flavor really sinks in. Select the firm water-packed tofu, which stands up to stir-frying. Use your largest skilled for this dish.

Ingredients

  • Tofu:
  • 3/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/3 cup sake (rice wine)
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 1 1/2 pounds firm water-packed tofu, drained and cut into (1/2-inch thick) slices
  • Stir-fry:
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped green onion bottoms
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chile paste with garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups red bell pepper strips
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow bell pepper strips
  • 1/2 pound snow peas, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons sake (rice wine) or sherry
  • 2 cups (1-inch) sliced green onion tops
  • 4 1/2 cups hot cooked jasmine rice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 427
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 13.4 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 4.8 g
  • polyfat 5.3 g
  • protein 18.7 g
  • carbohydrate 57.4 g
  • fiber 5.5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 5.2 mg
  • sodium 736 mg
  • calcium 170 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare tofu, combine first 6 ingredients, stirring well with a whisk. Arrange tofu in a single layer on a foil-lined jelly roll pan; pour hoisin mixture over tofu, turning tofu to coat. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°.

  3. Bake tofu mixture at 375° for 35 minutes. Discard marinade.

  4. To prepare stir-fry, combine 3 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce, sugar, and 1 teaspoon sesame oil.

  5. Heat olive oil in a wok or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add green onion bottoms, 2 tablespoons garlic, and chile paste; stir-fry 15 seconds. Add bell peppers; stir-fry 1 minute. Add peas and 2 tablespoons sake; cook 3 minutes or until peas are tender, stirring constantly. Add tofu, soy sauce mixture, and green onion tops; toss gently to combine. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve over rice.