Rapini and Tofu Stir Fry (#1513)

Stir Fries Chinese Main Low Fat Vegetarian Healthy
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  • 8 oz Tofu firm, pat dry, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons Tamari Soy Sauce divided
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar divided
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil divided
  • 1 tsp Hot Chili Pepper Oil sichuan, optional
  • 1 Red Pepper Flakes as needed
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch divided
  • 1/2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil divided
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 inch Ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 Scallions, Spring Or Green Onions sliced
  • 1 cup Mushrooms button or cremini, sliced, 4 to 6 mushrooms
  • 1/2 Sweet Red Bell Peppers seeded and slice into strips
  • 2 Celery Stalks ends chopped, cut into 3-inch match sticks
  • 8 oz Rapini (Broccoli Rabe) rapini, well washed, tough ends removed


  1. In a bowl, add the tofu cubes, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon vinegar, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, and red pepper flakes to taste.
  2. Toss gently until all the tofu cubes are well coated. Let sit for half an hour if needed.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat until hot.
  4. Add the tofu cubes, stirring occasionally, and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer tofu onto a plate. Set aside.
  6. Meanwhile whisk together the remaining soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, hot chili oil if using, cornstarch, red pepper flakes, and sugar until well combined. Set aside.
  7. Add the remaining oil into the skillet or wok.
  8. Add the garlic, ginger and scallions, stirring frequently, and cook until very fragrant, about 50 seconds to 1 minute.
  9. Add the mushrooms, stirring often, and cook until the mushrooms are soft and half of the water is evaporated, about 5 minutes.
  10. Stir in the bell pepper, and cook for 2 minutes.
  11. Add the celery and rapini, and cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until the greens are tender.
  12. Return the tofu cubes to the pan, and poured the sauce over.
  13. Stir until well coated and heated through, 1 minute.
  14. Serve over rice or noodles.
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