Tossed in a tangy dressing rich with the flavors of honey, toasted sesame oil, and soy sauce, these crispy cubes of tofu make a hearty supper served over brown rice. The secret to getting tofu nice and crisp is two-fold: First, drain, dry, and press it to remove excess moisture; second, cook it in batches, and turn the cubes during cooking to ensure all sides have a chance to get crunchy.

Liz Mervosh
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Liz Mervosh

Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 15 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 3/4 cup tofu, 3/4 cup rice)


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  • Preheat oven 200°F.

  • Place tofu on a plate lined with several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels and a second plate. Place a weight on top. Let stand 30 minutes. Coat tofu with cooking spray.

  • Place half of the tofu in single layer in air fryer basket, and cook at 375°F until crispy and golden brown, about 15 minutes, turning tofu cubes over halfway through cooking. Keep warm in preheated oven while cooking remaining tofu.

  • Meanwhile, whisk together orange juice, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and cornstarch in a small saucepan over high. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, until sauce thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside.

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Stir in salt.

  • Toss tofu with soy sauce mixture. Divide rice among 4 bowls; top with tofu. Sprinkle with scallions and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

445 calories; fat 20g; saturated fat 3g; protein 23g; carbohydrates 46g; fiber 3g; sugars 8g; added sugar 6g; sodium 541mg; calcium 17% DV; potassium 3% DV.