Mushroom Tofu Stir Fry - Completed Dish

Mushroom Tofu Stir Fry (蘑菇豆腐)

 Preparation: 5 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes       6 ingredients      stirfry

This recipe is another one of my own inventions. It’s super easy and quick to make. Tofu is plant based and packed with proteins, amino acids, and minerals. I usually use cremini mushrooms, but white button mushroom, Portobello, or shitake mushroom works just as well. You just need to cut them into slices.

I used to cook mushrooms with either thinly sliced lightly marinated pork or chicken. But one time I added tofu to the dish and it came out surprisingly well. Tofu, by itself, lacks flavor. But it acquires a similar taste to meat after being cooked with mushrooms and a dash of soy sauce. As a result, I often use tofu and meat interchangeably when cooking mushrooms, depending on what I have available in the fridge.

Vegetarian; Gluten Free

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Active Time: 20 min

Total Time: 20 min

Servings: 2 people

Ingredients:

  • ~8 oz (225 g) of cremini (baby bella) mushrooms
  • ~8 oz (225 g) of medium tofu block1
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce2
Mushroom Tofu Stir Fry - Ingredients

Preparation:

  1. Clean the mushrooms. Remove the stems. Cut the mushrooms into ¼ inch-thick (0.6 cm) slices.
Mushroom Tofu Stir Fry - Ingredients
Mushroom Tofu Stir Fry - Ingredients
Mushroom Tofu Stir Fry - Ingredients
  1. Drain the tofu block and cut the tofu into ¼ inch-thick (0.6 cm) slices.
Mushroom Tofu Stir Fry - Ingredients
  1. Chop the green onion into small thin slices.
Mushroom Tofu Stir Fry - Ingredients
  1. Heat the 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a skillet. When the oil is warm, but not hot, add the green onion pieces.
Mushroom Tofu Stir Fry - Preparation
Mushroom Tofu Stir Fry - Preparation
  1. When the green onion releases fragrance (i.e., when you can smell it), about 30 seconds, add the mushroom slices. Immediately toss and stir for about 1 minute. Then add the ½ teaspoon of salt and continue to stir to make sure the salt is evenly distributed.
Mushroom Tofu Stir Fry - Preparation
Mushroom Tofu Stir Fry - Preparation
Mushroom Tofu Stir Fry - Preparation
  1. When the mushrooms look a bit browned, add the tofu slices. Make sure to drain the tofu one more time before adding them to the pot as tofu tends to release quite a bit of water.
Mushroom Tofu Stir Fry - Preparation
  1. Gently stir and toss the tofu with the mushrooms. When all the tofu pieces are slightly browned, add the 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and continue to stir to mix well.
Mushroom Tofu Stir Fry - Preparation
  1. After about another 2 minutes of gentle stirring and tossing, turn off the heat.
Mushroom Tofu Stir Fry - Preparation
  1. Transfer all the items in the pot to a plate and enjoy.
Mushroom Tofu Stir Fry - Completed Dish

Bon Appétit

Notes:

  1. I got the tofu from Trader Joe’s. It comes in a plastic container. I used half container for this dish.
  2. Here I used Kikkoman gluten free soy sauce. If you are not gluten restricted, any light soy sauce (not the kind for coloring purpose) can do the job. Pearl River Bridge (珠江橋牌), Lee Kum Kee (李錦記), and San-J are some of the common Asian soy sauce brands. You can find them in most grocery stores and supermarkets.

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Being Asian, specifically Chinese, food is in my blood. In my blog, you will mostly find a variety of Asian recipes that I cook regularly for my family and friends. I try to make foods that are healthy, yummy, and time efficient, which are the three important factors to me after having two boys and living a busy life in the US.

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