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.



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



  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.