- 1 (14-ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained
- 3/4 cup water, divided
- 1/3 cup rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 garlic cloves, minced and divided
- 2 tablespoons dry sherry
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped hot red chile (with seeds), such as red jalapeño or Thai chile
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
- 2 carrots, diagonally cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
- 1 (8-ounce) bunch Broccolini, cut into florets and stems cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- calories 382
- fat 14 g
- satfat 1.9 g
- monofat 5.9 g
- polyfat 5.9 g
- protein 15 g
- carbohydrate 47 g
- fiber 4 g
- cholesterol 0.0 mg
- iron 3 mg
- sodium 569 mg
- calcium 141 mg
How to Make It
Place tofu in a shallow dish. Place plastic wrap on top, and weight with a heavy pan; let stand 20 minutes. Discard liquid, and cut tofu into 2 x 1/4-inch pieces.
Combine 1/2 cup water, vinegar, and sugar in a small pan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Stir half of garlic into sugar mixture. Stir in sherry, ketchup, and chile. Cook mixture over medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat; stir in cornstarch, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Stir in soy sauce.
Heat a large cast-iron skillet or wok over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil; swirl to coat. Add tofu in an even layer; cook, without stirring, 2 minutes. Turn tofu; cook 2 minutes. Place on a plate; sprinkle with salt.
Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add bell pepper; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add remaining garlic; stir-fry 10 to 20 seconds. Remove to plate with tofu. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add carrots; stir-fry 1 minute. Add Broccolini; stir-fry 3 minutes. Add remaining 1/4 cup water; cook 3 minutes or until water evaporates. Return tofu mixture to pan. Add sauce mixture; stir to coat. Divide rice among 4 plates. Divide tofu mixture evenly over rice.
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