This easy stir-fry recipe is healthier than most--instead of actually frying the tofu, make it in your air-fryer instead! It'll be just as crispy as frying it oil, but much healthier for mixing with veggies and rice.



  • 6 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 14 ounce firm, tub-style tofu, drained, patted dry, and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges

  • 1 ¼ cups bite-size strips red sweet pepper

  • 1 cup fresh snow or sugar snap pea pods, trimmed

  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice


  • Preheat an air-fryer to 400°F. In a large bowl stir together 1 Tbsp. of the soy sauce and the sesame oil. Add tofu; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with cornstarch; toss gently to coat. Lightly coat air-fryer basket with cooking spray. Place tofu in prepared basket; cook 10 minutes. Stir gently. Cook 10 minutes more or until tofu is golden and crispy. Remove from basket.

    Coat onion, sweet pepper, and pea pods with cooking spray; add to basket. Cook 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.

    Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small saucepan stir together remaining 5 Tbsp. soy sauce, vinegar, honey, ginger, and crushed red pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup.

    In a serving dish toss tofu and vegetables with sauce. Serve with rice.

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Nutrition Facts

319 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 3 g polyunsaturated fat, 2 g monounsaturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 846 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 17 g sugar, 14 g protein.