Orange Cashew Tofu

Orange Cashew Tofu

Orange Cashew Tofu makes for a delicious, high-protein dish with a sweet and spicy sauce. Serve alongside vegetables and rice, and feel free to mix and match with your stir-fry vegetables. If you’d like, you can also substitute the tofu for chicken or shrimp if desired.

Ingredients

Orange Cashew Tofu

  • 1 block extra-firm tofu, drained & pressed, cut into cubes
  • 1/3 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small zucchini or squash, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets
  • Sesame oil for cooking
  • 1 cup uncooked rice & 2 cups water

Orange Sauce

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1-2 Tbs lite soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbs rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch

Directions

  1. Begin by preparing your tofu, allowing it to press for at least 15-20 minutes. Once pressed, drain any excess liquid and cut into cubes.
  2. Prepare your stir fry vegetables and begin cooking your rice in a rice cooker or stovetop pot.
  3. Then, combine your sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  4. In a skillet, heat a dash of sesame oil on high. Once hot, add the tofu and allow it to cook until lightly crisp on each side, about 3-4 minutes, and then turning.
  5. Add the cashews to the tofu.
  6. Then add in the sauce and allow it to darken slightly and bubble.
  7. Stir the sauce into the tofu and cashews well, reducing heat to medium.
  8. Set aside the tofu mix.
  9. In a skillet, heat more sesame oil (if desired), and begin sauteing your vegetables. Begin with the onion, carrot, and squash, cooking for 7-10 minutes stirring frequently.
  10. Add a splash of water or rice vinegar and optionally season your vegetables with a pinch of five-spice or black pepper.
  11. Then add in the broccoli and mushrooms. Cook for another 5 minutes on high heat.
  12. Transfer the tofu mix to the stir-fry and combine well. Add a splash of water if desired to thin out the sauce slightly.
  13. Cook for another 3-5 minutes, then remove from heat, serve and enjoy.

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