Fresh orange juice perks up this speedy stir-fry, becoming a sticky, glossy sauce for the colorful vegetables. A quick coat in cornstarch helps the tofu develop a supercrisp crust without needing to fry in lots of oil. It's a good idea to have every element at the ready by the stove before you start to cook, as the stir-fry will come together very quickly. You can use bell peppers or any vegetable you have on hand, such as broccoli florets, thinly sliced carrots, or sliced snap peas.

Julia Levy
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Greg DuPree

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
Serves 4


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  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Combine 1/4 cup cornstarch and tofu in a bowl; toss. Add tofu to pan; cook 8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan.

  • Combine remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch and orange juice in a small bowl. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in pan over medium-high. Add onion and bell peppers; cook 5 minutes. Add garlic, orange rind, and crushed red pepper; cook 1 minute. Add juice mixture, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and salt; bring to a boil. Stir in tofu. Place 1/2 cup rice on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 3/4 cup tofu mixture. Sprinkle evenly with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

488 calories; fat 22g; saturated fat 2g; protein 17g; carbohydrates 59g; fiber 6g; sugars 8g; added sugar 1g; sodium 695mg; calcium 10% DV; potassium 1% DV.