Sweet & sour tofu served with rice

Sweet & sour tofu

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(10 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 1

Enjoy our sweet and sour tofu for one. With pineapple, red pepper, onion and Chinese flavourings, it’s vegan and healthy, delivering three of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal530
  • fat17g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs75g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre8g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.2g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp rapeseed or vegetable oil
  • 75g extra-firm tofu, cut into 2cm chunks
  • ½ onion, cut into thin wedges
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • ½ red pepper, chopped into chunks
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely sliced
  • 80g fresh pineapple chunks
    Pineapple

    Pineapple

    pine-ap-pel

    With its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineapple…

  • 1 tbsp low-salt ketchup
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • ½ tbsp dark soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • cooked basmati rice, to serve
  • sesame seeds, to serve

Method

  1. Heat half the oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the tofu and fry for 5 mins, turning regularly, until golden brown on all sides. Remove to a plate with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  2. Heat the remaining oil in the pan over a high heat. Fry the onion, pepper and garlic for 5-6 mins, or until the veg begins to soften. Add the pineapple, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce and 50ml water, and simmer for 1 min, or until slightly reduced. Stir the tofu back into the pan.

  3. Cook the basmati rice following pack instructions. Serve the tofu in bowls with the rice and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.

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dghiggins
19th Mar, 2020
4.05
Remarkably tasty for the simplicity. Not normally a tofu fan - but this was certainly OK. Will double the tofu next time. An easy recipe to tweak but really good as a quick meal as it is.
doberman
29th Feb, 2020
Sorry this was not a hit in our house at all.
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