Ma PO Tofu Recipe

Looking for an easy Ma Po Tofu recipe? Learn how to make Ma Po Tofu using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by caraphall

Makes 4 servings



This recipe for ma po tofu, a Chinese stir-fry, is simple to make and good for you, too. Add a side of chilled melon and a cold glass of dry riesling for a satisfying supper.

Recipe Ingredients for Ma Po Tofu

395 grams Extra Firm
0.5 cup Soup, Chicken Broth
0.06 cup Cornstarch
2 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
4 oz Ground Pork, Fresh
3 tsp Ginger Root
4 clove Garlic
2 cup Rice, Brown, Medium-grain, Cooked

Recipe Directions for Ma Po Tofu

  1. Place tofu slices on several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels. Place a dinner plate on top of covered tofu; let stand 30 minutes. Remove plate; discard paper towels. Cut tofu slices into 1/2-inch cubes.

  2. Combine broth, cornstarch, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and chili garlic sauce, stirring with a whisk.

  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook 4 minutes or until done, stirring to crumble. Add ginger and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add tofu; cook 4 minutes or until golden, stirring frequently. Add broth mixture to pan. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat.

  4. Serve tofu mixture over rice. Sprinkle with onions.

  5. Note: In addition to tofu's potential health benefits for women, it may also help protect against prostate cancer. Depending on how much chili garlic sauce you use, you can customize the heat in this mix of lean ground pork, tofu, and Asian spices.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 273.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
308
Calories from Fat
108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.0g
18%
Saturated Fat
3.1g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
604mg
25%
Potassium
138mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
29.7g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3.2g
13%
Sugars
0.5g
Protein
18.4g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 10% 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
92% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in manganese
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