Using Tofu in Stir-Fries

Easy tips for preparing tofu.

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Tofu is a popular meat substitute
in oriental dishes.

  • Tofu or bean curd, with its high protein content and smooth texture, is especially popular in Oriental dishes as a meat substitute or extender.
  • You usually can buy soft- or firm-style tofu in shelf-stable boxes in the Oriental food section of your supermarket. Tofu also can be found in the produce section.
  • For stir-fries, choose firm tofu, which holds its shape better for slicing and cubing.
  • To prepare tofu for stir-fried dishes, drain it and cut it into bite-size cubes.
  • To keep tofu from breaking up in stir-fries, add it at the end of stir-frying and gently stir it into the other ingredients.

 


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