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Tofu with Broccoli

November 30, 2020Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian

Tofu cooked until golden brown, and broccoli sautéed in a soy and scallion sauce make up this one-skillet meal. Serve with a side of brown rice for a quick dish.


1 pound firm tofu

4 teaspoons vegetable oil

2 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)

2 scallions (green and whites chopped)

1 head broccoli (broken into florets, stems chopped)

1/4 cup water

1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon Crushed red pepper flakes

1 tablespoon Chopped fresh cilantro (or basil leave)


Put the tofu on a cutting board and cut it in half and then cut each half into 4 equal pieces.

Put 2 layers of paper towel on a cutting board and put the tofu on top. Let drain at least 20 minutes (and up to 2 hours).

Place a skillet over medium heat and when hot, add 2 teaspoons oil.  Add the tofu, one piece at a time, and cook until golden, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the tofu to a plate and set aside.

Reheat the skillet and when it is hot, add remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Add garlic and scallions and cook until just golden, about 2 minutes. Add the broccoli and water and raise the heat to high. Cook until the broccoli is tender, about 4 minutes.

Return the tofu to the pan and add the remaining ingredients. Stir well.

Serve with a side of brown rice.

Per serving (4 ounces): 151 calories, 10 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 8 g carbohydrate, 12 g protein, 3 g dietary fiber, 173 mg sodium.

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

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