Sesame Tofu Stir Fry


Stir-frying is a popular vegetarian form of cooking. This recipe throws together rice, tofu, and vegetables for a meal that can be prepared in 30 minutes.

Sesame Tofu Stir-Fry
Photo: Marty Baldwin
Total Time:
30 mins


  • ¼ cup finely chopped peanuts

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 12 ounce package firm or extra-firm tub-style tofu (fresh bean curd), drained and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 1 16 ounce bag frozen stir-fry vegetables, thawed

  • cup bottled stir-fry sauce

  • 2 cup hot cooked rice

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced (1/4 cup)

  • 1 orange, cut into 8 wedges


  1. In a bowl combine 1 tablespoon of the peanuts, the sesame seeds, ginger, and red pepper. Add tofu; toss gently to coat.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. (If necessary, add more oil during cooking.) Add tofu mixture to skillet. Cook, stirring gently, for 3 to 4 minutes until sesame seeds are toasted and tofu begins to brown.

  3. Remove tofu mixture to a bowl. Add vegetables to skillet; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through. Add stir-fry sauce; cook and stir gently until mixture is bubbly. Stir in tofu; heat through. Serve over rice. Sprinkle each serving with some of the remaining 3 tablespoons peanuts and the green onions. Serve with orange wedges.

  4. Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

386 Calories
14g Fat
45g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 386
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 1054mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 34.2mg 171%
Calcium 131.3mg 10%
Iron 3.1mg 17%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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