Tofu and Peas from 2activekids

Both my kids are tofu-lovers, so I try to have it on nights where we're super busy. I always use soft tofu, not firm, so be careful when stirring otherwise you'll get mashed-up tofu. I also try to use tofu up within a day or two of buying it because I cannot stand the smell of not-so-fresh tofu (even though it's well before the expiration date). I have been known to throw out tofu upon opening because of the smell! Fresh tofu should have an almost vanilla-y smell. Okay, enough of my rantings on tofu. Here's my easy tofu dish.

 

INGREDIENTS

Tofu cut into 1/2 inch cubes or 1 X2 inch slices

Fresh or frozen green peas

Vegetable broth (optional)

Soy sauce

Hoisin sauce (optional)

Black pepper

Cornstarch or quick cooking tapioca starch to thicken

Sesame oil

Cooked rice

 

PREPARATION:

  1. Drain tofu in colander for 10-15 minutes
  2. Heat tiny amount of oil in nonstick pan and brown the tofu on both sides(more of a dark yellow )
  3. Add peas and broth, and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add soy sauce and hoisan sauce (optional), and cook another 1-2 minutes. If the sauce is too thin, add cornstarchor tapioca to thicken.
  5. Add some sesame oil, mix well, and turn off heat.
  6. Serve over rice.