General Tsao's Tofu Recipe

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Submitted by miltowngirl

Makes 4 servings



Tofu and broccoli in a spicy-sweet sauce. I haven't eaten real General Tsao's for many years, so I'm not sure this really tastes like it but it's mighty tasty! Add more red pepper flakes if you like it very spicy.

Recipe Ingredients for General Tsao's Tofu

3/4 cup vegetable broth
1 tbsp corn starch
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp peanut oil
1 lb firm tofu, drained and patted dry
2 cups broccoli, florets
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, to taste
2 medium scallions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced

Recipe Directions for General Tsao's Tofu

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and ginger; set aside.

  2. Slice tofu width-wise into 8 slices and then again into 16 pieces.

  3. Spray a large skillet with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add tofu slices in a single layer and brown for about 5 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and set aside.

  4. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli and pepper and stir-fry for about 2 minutes. Add scallions and garlic and cook, stirring, 3-4 minutes.

  5. Add reserved sauce and tofu and simmer until sauce thickens, about 3 minutes.

  6. Serve over rice, if desired.

Categories

Main Dish, Asian, Chinese, Stir Fry, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 233.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
168
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.8g
12%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
468mg
20%
Potassium
428mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
15.0g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
4.9g
Protein
12.0g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 69%
Calcium 22% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in calcium
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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