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Chinese Tomato Tofu Stir Fry

Chinese Tomato Tofu Stir Fry

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Tomato Tofu Stir Fry is a common Chinese household dish, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s easy to make, and a very yummy dish that goes well with rice too! Perfect as a side dish to any meat or seafood entrée, or even as a vegetarian or vegan entrée!

What is tofu?

In short, tofu which is also known as bean curd, made from soy bean curds. It is pressed in to solid white blocks.

I like to think of it in the following analogy: Cheese is to Dairy Milk as Tofu is to Soy Milk!

This is because cheese is made when milk separates into curds and whey, and tofu is made when soy milk separates into curds and whey.

If you’re a fan of tofu – definitely check out one of the most famous and delicious tofu dishes there is – Mapo Tofu!

What type of tofu to use?

There are different tofu including various tofu firmness, and also fermented tofu, tofu skin, fried tofu and more! For this recipe you should use your regular or firm tofu. If you use silken, it will be too soft.

How to cook tofu with tomato?

First gather your ingredients:

  • 3 medium tomatoes, cut in the wedges
  • 1 package tofu, cut in to 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 2 scallions, chopped

Remove tofu from package carefully and place on a plate. Using a knife, cut it horizontally, vertically and on the sides so they are 1 inch cubes.

Heat a wok or large cooking pan on medium high. Add cooking oil and tomatoes.

Stir fry until tomatoes start to soften, and add tofu to wok/pan carefully.

Add salt to taste, and a pinch of sugar, and then carefully stir fry everything for about 5 minutes or until tomato is soften completely.

Sprinkle with chopped scallions, and turn off the heat.

Remove from heat and serve hot! I recommend serving with rice – the tomato tofu sauce is so tasty with it!

Chinese Tomato Tofu Stir Fry

Chinese Tomato Tofu Stir Fry

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Tomato Tofu Stir Fry is a common Chinese household dish, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s easy to make, and a very yummy dish that goes well with rice too! Perfect as a side dish to any meat or seafood entrée, or even as a vegetarian or vegan entrée!

Ingredients

  • 3 medium tomatoes, cut in the wedges
  • 1 package tofu, cut in to 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 2 scallions, chopped

Instructions

  1. Remove tofu from package carefully and place on a plate. Using a knife, cut it horizontally, vertically and on the sides so they are 1 inch cubes.
  2. Heat a wok or large cooking pan on medium high. Add cooking oil and tomatoes.
  3. Stir fry until tomatoes start to soften, and add tofu to wok/pan carefully.
  4. Add salt to taste, and a pinch of sugar, and then carefully stir fry everything for about 5 minutes or until tomato is soften completely.
  5. Sprinkle with chopped scallions, and turn off the heat.
  6. Remove from heat and serve hot! I recommend serving with rice – the tomato tofu sauce is so tasty with it!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 12g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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