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Teriyaki Tofu and Broccoli Bowls

Teriyaki tofu and broccoli bowls are a great plant-based dinner idea for those that are craving Asian take-out!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 332kcal
Author Julie Wampler

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces extra firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • Cooked brown rice

For the sauce:

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions

  • Place two paper towels on a plate then place the entire block of tofu (drained from its packaging liquid) onto the plate. Place two more paper towels on top of the tofu then put a heavy item on top. Not TOO heavy that it would completely crush the tofu but heavy enough that it can squeeze out liquid.
    Leave for 30 minutes and halfway through, change out the paper towels.
    Alternatively, if you want to do this with a wire rack on top of a baking sheet, just put the tofu on top of the wire rack and the heavy object on top of the tofu. The liquid should drain onto the baking sheet below.
  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and add the broccoli. Blanch the broccoli for 5 minutes then immediately transfer the broccoli to an ice bath (a large bowl of water with ice in it) to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
  • Once the tofu has drained, slice in half then into cubes and place into a large bowl. Sprinkle cornstarch on top and gently toss with your hands to ensure all tofu pieces are covered.
  • In a large skillet, add sesame oil then bring up to medium-high heat.
  • Once oil is heated up, add the tofu to the skillet and let brown and get crispy on all sides.
  • In the meantime, whisk together the ingredients for the sauce.
  • Once the tofu has browned and crisped up on all sides, add the sauce to the skillet and it should start to thicken immediately. Toss the tofu and broccoli around to coat then remove from heat.
  • Serve with brown rice.

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Tofu and Broccoli Bowls
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 15g30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g