Mabo Tofu Recipe

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


Submitted by ceryx

Makes 4 servings



Mabo dofu (mapo tofu) is a delicious Chinese Szechuan dish. Mabo dofu cooked at Japanese homes is usually milder than Szechuan mapo tofu. Mabo-don is mabo dofu served over hot steamed rice.

Recipe Ingredients for Mabo Tofu

1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
1/2 negi or leek, finely chopped
1 tbsp chili paste
1 lb ground pork
1 cup water
3 tbsp miso paste
2 tbsp rice wine
1 tsp consomme
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
300 g silken soft tofu
1 tbsp corn starch
1 tsp sesame oil

Recipe Directions for Mabo Tofu

  1. Start cooking steamed rice. Mix water, miso, sugar, sake, salt, and chicken soup powder in a small bowl and set aside. Heat vegetable oil in a wok and saute garlic, ginger, and negi with tobanjan on low heat for about 5 minutes. Add ground pork in the wok and saute on medium heat until it changes color. Pour prepared seasoning mixture in the wok and bring to a boil. Add tofu cubes and simmer on medium heat for about 10 minutes. Mix katakuriko starch with 1 Tbsp of water and pour in the wok. Stir carefully not to break the tofu and stop the heat. Pour sesame oil over the mabo dofu. Serve hot steamed rice in individual bowls and pour mabo dofu over the rice.

  2. *Makes 4 servings

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 296.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
109
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.1g
19%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
84mg
28%
Sodium
1242mg
52%
Potassium
683mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
16.2g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
5.8g
Protein
35.7g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 5% Iron 15%
* 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
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • Very high in thiamin
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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