Stir-fried tofu with bean sprouts and Chinese chives

This is one of my favourite dishes which I cook at least once a week. Especially after a long day of work, I go home with a grumpy and hungry stomach and I don’t want to spend my whole evening in the kitchen. This is quick and easy to cook, only takes 15 minutes from preparation to serving.

Not to mention tofu is a good source of protein and bean sprouts are low in calories and contain lots of vitamins, minerals and fibre. This is a healthy, delicious, saucy and flavourful dish that goes well with almost everything. I added Chinese chives to this recipe to give it a bit of a fresh and onion-like flavour. You can replace the Chinese chives with regular chives, spring onions or a small leek. 

OK, let’s get started!

Stir-fried tofu with bean sprouts and Chinese chives

Dice the tofu into 2cm cubes and place them in a heated non-stick frying pan with olive oil. Fry for 5-7 minutes.

Stir-fried tofu with bean sprouts and Chinese chives

Meanwhile rinse the bean sprouts and chives with water. Shake and remove the excess water with a sieve, set aside. Mix garlic, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, mirin, salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl, set aside.

Stir-fried tofu with bean sprouts and Chinese chives

Be patient, turning the tofu frequently, until a golden colour develops on both sides of every cube. Reduce the heat to medium, add the sauce mix and stir fry very gently for another few minutes.

Stir-fried tofu with bean sprouts and Chinese chives

Stir very gently, so you don’t break the tofu cubes, to make sure every cube is evenly coated with the sauce.

Stir-fried tofu with bean sprouts and Chinese chives

Throw in the bean sprouts and chives. I like my vegetable still fresh and crunchy, so I only toss for another minute and dish is ready!

Stir-fried tofu with bean sprouts and Chinese chives

This is a brilliantly simple, fuss-free, healthy, flavour-packed tofu stir-fry dish. It goes extremely well with noodles, quinoa or any grain of your choice. Enjoy!

This recipe was created for Veahero, a cool new (free!) meal planning platform for vegans and vegetarians.

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Stir-fried tofu with bean sprouts and Chinese chives
Stir-fried tofu with bean sprouts and Chinese chives

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Difficulty: Easy

Serves: 2

Prep.: 5 mins | Cook: 10 mins

Ingredients:
  • 400g firm tofu, diced into 2cm cubes
  • 70g bean sprouts
  • 50g chinese chives, chopped into 4-5cm long pieces*
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce**
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce**
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
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Instructions:
  1. Rinse the bean sprouts and chives with water and shake through a sieve to remove excess water, set aside.
  2. Mix garlic, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, mirin, salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl, set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large, non-stick frying pan, add the tofu and fry for 5-7 minutes, turning frequently, until it turns golden in colour.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium, add the sauce mix and stir-fry gently for another 2-3 minutes,
  5. Add in the bean sprouts and chives, toss gently for another minute.
  6. Serve with rice, noodles, quinoa or any grain of your choice

Note:

*Chinese chives can be replaced with regular chives or a small leek.

** Regular soy sauce is made with fermented wheat. Use gluten-free soy sauce if you are gluten intolerant.

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