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Foodie Goodie | Tofu Ginger Stir-fry.

I love tofu. And I love it for so many reasons.

For one, it's a very healthy food. In fact, it's listed as one of the world's healthiest food. It's low in calories, low in fat, contains no cholesterol, but packed with a variety of nutrients.

Studies show that regular tofu consumption helps lower bad cholesterol, alleviates symptoms associated with menopause, and even lowers the risk of cancer. It also helps in making the bones stronger, and delaying the signs of aging.

As an ingredient, tofu is one of the cheapest yet the most versatile. It adapts to any flavor profile and can be cooked in a variety of ways. It's a staple in Korea, and a popular component in Asian dishes.

Speaking of cooking, here's one of my favorite ways to cook tofu (aside from the usual deep-fried crunchy tofu which I swear I can eat everyday without even getting sick of, lol).

Tofu Ginger Stir-fry

1 package tofu, drained and cubed
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ginger, minced
1 bunch green onions, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper

1. In a bowl, combine brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic powder, ginger, salt, and pepper. Mix well, then set aside.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add olive oil.
3. Add tofu to the pan and stir-fry until the sides turn slightly brown.
4. Add in the brown sugar mixture.
5. Simmer for at least minutes, then add the green onions. Let it simmer for another minute before turning off the heat.
6. Serve over steamed rice.

Shared with Food Friday and Food Trip Friday.

13 replies:

Karen Dawkins said...

Tofu is one of my favorite components in Asian dishes, too. I had to discover the more dense tofu though. The super-soft mushy stuff is not good. AND I do not like tofu burgers. Give me meat for that!

AVA TE-ZABAT♥ said...

You make really great recipes and this is so perfect for the lent!:)

ReviewsSheRote said...

sounds good--although I don't see my family rushing to the table for this- would have to be a lunch for me =D

Lame Shrill Owl said...

I am going to add tofu to my shopping list so I can make this next week!

Lei said...

Am not a Tofu person but I want to try this especially its for Lent.

Michelle said...

Here in China, we get served tofu every day with every meal! Hahaha I'm getting just a bit sick of it but yes, I do like it especially the crunchy ones. My favorite is the fried tofu in Jap cuisine, where they use soft tofu so it's a bit crispy on the outside but soft on the inside :)

Unknown said...

Wow ! I love Tofu and I am gonna try this recipe for sure. Thanks for sharing

Mom-Friday said...

I cook a similar dish too, but with oyster sauce instead of soy sauce. Really tasty!

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

That looks delicious. I am not a big fan of Tofu, but when prepared well I do enjoy it :)

Anonymous said...

The recipe you shared is simply yet I know that it is something that will let my palate enjoy with.

Dhadha G. said...

I'm not really a fan of Tofu but seeing the Tofu Ginger Stir-fry makes me want to try it! It looks so delish! :)

<3 Dhadha |

nelabratinella said...

Ooohh...I love tofu!!! The other day, I ate sweet and sour tofu. Though I can't eat it every single day. Hehe! Three times a week is enough.

maiylah said...

ooh, interesting way to cook tofu! i LOVE tofu (same here, I can eat the crunchy tofu everyday!) and this looks like it's going to be a hit with the family! bookmarked!

thanks much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Czjai
enjoy the rest of the week!