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Sticky Ginger Sesame Tofu and Veggie stir fry with vermicelli or maifun noodles. Easy 1 Pot weekday 30 Minute Dinner. No Refined Sugar! Maple syrup adds sweetness. Vegan Gluten-free nut-free Recipe. Use chickpeas or more veggies to make Tofu-free.

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Sticky Ginger Sesame Tofu and Veggie stir fry with vermicelli or maifun noodles. 1 Pot Easy weekday Dinner. 30 Minute Vegan Gluten-free nut-free Recipe. Use chickpeas or more veggies to make Tofu-free | VeganRicha.com

This bowl of amazing food can be ready to serve within 30 minutes. Sticky, gingery, sesame tofu stir fry.  Serve over rice/grains or vermicelli noodles!

The sauce is simple and uses maple to sweeten. Crisp up the tofu, roast the veggies, add sauce ingredients, thicken and done. I served this over brown rice maifun. You can also use my general tso’s sauce to make this stir fry. Use whichever veggies you have. Use more veggies or chickpeas instead of tofu to make tofu-free. Add some crunch with bean sprouts or cucumbers. Serve hot for winters and warm cool in the summer. Easy, quick and Delicious. Also without any added refined sugar. This saue uses maple  syrup for the sweet profile. What are you cooking up this weekend?

Sticky Ginger Sesame Tofu and Veggie stir fry with vermicelli or maifun noodles. Easy weekday Dinner. Vegan Gluten-free nut-free Recipe. Use chickpeas or more veggies to make Tofu-free | VeganRicha.com

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Steps: Brown the Tofu.

Sticky Ginger Sesame Tofu and Veggie stir fry with vermicelli or maifun noodles. Easy weekday Dinner. Vegan Gluten-free nut-free Recipe. Use chickpeas or more veggies to make Tofu-free | VeganRicha.com

Remove from the skillet. Add veggies and cook to golden.

Sticky Ginger Sesame Tofu and Veggie stir fry with vermicelli or maifun noodles. Easy weekday Dinner. Vegan Gluten-free nut-free Recipe. Use chickpeas or more veggies to make Tofu-free | VeganRicha.com

Add ginger and garlic and cook fora few minutes.

Sticky Ginger Sesame Tofu and Veggie stir fry with vermicelli or maifun noodles. Easy weekday Dinner. Vegan Gluten-free nut-free Recipe. Use chickpeas or more veggies to make Tofu-free | VeganRicha.com

Add sauce and tofu and bring to a boil.

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Add cornstarch slurry to thicken

Sticky Ginger Sesame Tofu and Veggie stir fry with vermicelli or maifun noodles. Easy weekday Dinner. Vegan Gluten-free nut-free Recipe. Use chickpeas or more veggies to make Tofu-free | VeganRicha.com

Cook to thicken. Taste and adjust salt and heat.

Sticky Ginger Sesame Tofu and Veggie stir fry with vermicelli or maifun noodles. Easy weekday Dinner. Vegan Gluten-free nut-free Recipe. Use chickpeas or more veggies to make Tofu-free | VeganRicha.com

Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and cilantro

Sticky Ginger Sesame Tofu and Veggie stir fry with vermicelli or maifun noodles. Easy weekday Dinner. Vegan Gluten-free nut-free Recipe. Use chickpeas or more veggies to make Tofu-free | VeganRicha.com

Sticky Ginger Sesame Tofu and Veggies 1 Pot

4.94 from 29 votes
By: Vegan Richa
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Course: Main
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Vegan
Sticky Ginger Sesame Tofu and Veggie stir fry with vermicelli or maifun noodles. Easy weekday Dinner. Vegan Gluten-free nut-free Recipe. Use chickpeas or more veggies to make Tofu-free
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Ingredients 
 

Noodles:

  • 6 oz brown rice vermicelli , or maifun or rice noodles
  • 1 tsp lime juice, or lemon
  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, optional

Sticky Sesame Tofu:

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 12 to 14 oz firm tofu
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/2 or 1 large green bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 hot chile, green (Serrano) or red(birds eye)
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 to 1 cup other veggies of choice
  • 5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger, peel ginger and mince
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 to 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 to 3 tsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp orange juice, optional
  • a generous dash of black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch, or use arrowroot starch
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water
  • cilantro for garnish, 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds for garnish, epper flakes as needed

Instructions 

  • Prepare the vermicelli/rice noodles according to instructions on the package. Rinse in Cold water and transfer to a bowl. Add a dash of lemon or lime juice, pepper flakes and 1/2 tsp sesame oil(optional) and toss. Divide into 2 or 3 serving bowls.
  • Wrap the tofu in paper towel and then a kitchen towel. Place a heavy book on it for 5 minutes. unwrap and cube into small cubes. (or press using tofu press and cube)
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the cubed tofu and cook for 5 to 7 minutes until golden on some sides. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Add sesame oil, peppers, chile pepper and other veggies if using. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add garlic and ginger and cook for 3 minutes. Stir occasionally
  • Add the sauce ingredients till salt and mix. Add the crisped tofu and bring the mixture to a good rolling boil. 3 to 4 minutes
  • Mix cornstarch with water in a bowl to make a slurry. Add cornstarch slurry and continue to cook until the sauce thickens. Taste adjust heat and sweet. Add some coconut sugar/sweetener or cayenne if needed.
  • Divide into the serving bowls.. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds,pepper flakes and cilantro. Add crunchy sides as sliced cucumber, sprouts or carrots.

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Notes

Maple syrup can add some flavor to the sauce. You can use half maple and half coconut sugar or other unrefined sugar.
To toast sesame seeds, dry roast them over medium heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally until they change color slightly.
Nutritional values based on one serving

Nutrition

Calories: 361kcal, Carbohydrates: 60g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 910mg, Potassium: 320mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 3837IU, Vitamin C: 60mg, Calcium: 161mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Sticky Ginger Sesame Tofu and Veggie stir fry with vermicelli or maifun noodles. Easy weekday Dinner. Vegan Gluten-free nut-free Recipe. Use chickpeas or more veggies to make Tofu-free | VeganRicha.com

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Hi, I'm Richa! I create flavorful plant based recipes that are inspired by my Indian upbringing, including many gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free options.

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76 Comments

  1. Julia says:

    5 stars
    Such a great recipe. Easy to follow and turns out restaurant-quality in my opinion! One of our favorites.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      Thank you for taking the time to comment.

  2. Joyce says:

    5 stars
    This was so delicious! The sauce is great and the cooking times were spot on. Only changes anyone would need to make would be to adjust the sweetness and heat to individual taste. I am going to enjoy trying different variations of vegetables and starches. Thank you!

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      So glad you liked it!

  3. Kelly says:

    5 stars
    Loved it – totally delicious. Added in some cashews at the end – such a versatile recipe for adding different vegetables and toppings, the sauce was incredible and kid friendly if you omit the serrano!

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      yay!

  4. Megha says:

    I’ve made this recipe several times and it’s such an easy versatile yet super tasty everytime. Thanks @veganricha for a lovely recipe.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      thank you for your kind review! 🙂