This Sweet and Spicy Asian Style Tofu Bowl is a very simple and healthy meal that’s packed with so much flavor, the whole family will love it! Vegan, or not… 

This Sweet and Spicy Asian Style Tofu Bowl is a very simple and healthy meal that's packed with so much flavor, the whole family will love it! Vegan, or not... 

I love tofu. I mean seriously. I do. I love its soft and slightly chewy, almost rubbery texture. I love its super subtle, quasi non-existent but somewhat chalky flavor. Whenever I cook with it, you can be certain that you’ll catch me munching on raw pieces of it, without any form of preparation whatsoever. 

If you’re with me on that one, then you will fall head over heels for this recipe. If not, well, it may very well convert you! 

Indeed, this is a dish that is super simple and that celebrates tofu in all its simplicity. Yet, it offers so much boldness in the flavor department and such diversity of textures, that even if tofu is not your thing, it may very well go unnoticed for you, or even become a pleasant part of every bite. 

And if tofu already is your thing, well, like I said, you’re in for a serious treat. 

Either way, I think you won’t be disappointed.. 

Place cubed tofu in a bowl and pour marinade over it

Since you are going to be serving this bowl with some kind of cooked rice  — or any other grain that you may prefer — you’re gonna want to start by cooking that, according to the instructions on the package, or following your own favorite method.

While this is happening, cut your block of firm tofu into bite size cubes (the little colored specks that you see in mine are pieces of veggies, as I used a vegetable “flavored” tofu, but plain tofu works perfectly fine) and place them into a medium sized bowl.

Then, combine the water, tamari, maple syrup, brown rice vinegar, sesame oil, sriracha and ground ginger in a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk vigorously and pour that right over the cubed tofu.

Let the tofu marinate while you work on the rest of the components

Stir delicately and make sure that all the cubes are submerged in the marinade then set aside.

Note that you could very well do this the previous day if you wanted to save time or let your tofu marinate for a while longer… just place it in the fridge until ready to use. 

Combine all ingredients for the slaw in a bowl and mix well

Next, you’re gonna want to work on the slaw. Making it is very easy. Simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl and toss until everything is evenly distributed and well mixed, then set that too aside.

Saute the onions and mushrooms in a saute pan or wok

Now, heat a few tablespoons of olive oil (or your favorite healthy cooking oil) in a large frying pan or wok set over medium heat. Once the pan is hot enough, add the sliced onions and mushrooms, sprinkle with a little bit of salt and pepper and saute until softened, fragrant and golden, about 3-4 minutes.

Add the tofu and marinade to the pan

Then, add the tofu and its marinade to the pan and cook until about half of the liquid has evaporated, which should take about 3 minutes.

Add the broccoli and green onions to the pan

Finally, stir in the broccoli and green onions and continue cooking for another 30 seconds… 

Let rest for a few minutes to allow the broccoli to finish cooking

Remove the pan from the heat source and allow it to rest for a few minutes, just so that broccoli can finish cooking.

Sweet and Spicy Asian Style Tofu Bowl by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie | Recipe on thehealthyfoodie.com

To serve, arrange about a cup of cooked rice (or whatever other grain you chose to use) across the center of a shallow plate or bowl and distribute the slaw and tofu/vegetable mixture on either side of the rice.

Garnish with black and white sesame seeds and more chopped green onions, if desired.

Sweet and Spicy Asian Style Tofu Bowl by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie | Recipe on thehealthyfoodie.com

This Sweet and Spicy Asian Style Tofu Bowl is a very simple and healthy meal that's packed with so much flavor, the whole family will love it! Vegan, or not... 
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Sweet and Spicy Asian Style Tofu Bowl

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
This Sweet and Spicy Asian Style Tofu Bowl is a very simple and healthy meal that's packed with so much flavor, the whole family will love it! Vegan, or non-vegan...
Servings: 4

Ingredients

The tofu

The veggies

  • 1-2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 5-6 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 2 green onions, cut into 1/2" pieces

The slaw

To serve

  • 4 cups Cooked brown basmati rice, or other grain of your choice

Instructions

  • Cook the rice (or other grain of your choice) according to instructions on package, or using your favorite method.
  • Meanwhile, cut the tofu into bite size cubes and place them into a medium sized bowl. Combine the water, tamari, maple syrup, brown rice vinegar, sesame oil, sriracha and ground ginger in a small bowl or measuring cup and whisk vigorously. Pour that over the cubed tofu, stir delicately and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the ingredients for the slaw and toss until evenly distributed and well mixed. Set aside.
  • Next, heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan or wok set over medium heat. When hot, add the onions and mushrooms, sprinkle with a little bit of salt and pepper and saute until softened, fragrant and golden, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the tofu and marinade to the pan and cook until about half of the liquid has evaporated, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the broccoli and green onions, continue cooking for another 30 seconds then remove from heat and allow to rest for a few minutes, so the broccoli can finish cooking.
  • To serve, arrange about a cup of cooked rice (or other grain of your choice) across the center of a shallow plate or bowl and distribute the slaw and tofu/vegetable mixture on either side of the rice.
  • Garnish with black and white sesame seeds and more chopped green onions, if desired.

Notes

Nutritional value includes 1 cup cooked brown basmati rice per serving

Nutrition

Calories: 547kcal, Carbohydrates: 71g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 1179mg, Potassium: 683mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 5825IU, Vitamin C: 58.8mg, Calcium: 230mg, Iron: 4mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Author: Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

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