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How To Make A Spicy Tofu Stir Fry
Stir-fries are one of my favorite things to make and eat at home. I often make it with chicken, seafood, or tofu, but for today's recipe, I will only be making it with tofu. If you do not like tofu you can add a meat of your choice because stir fries are always made according to our personal tastes. One nice thing about making stir fry at home it is is much cheaper than going out to eat, even from time-to-time. For this demonstration I am experimenting, so please do not expect it to be traditional because I make stir fries according to whatever mood I am in. A spicy tofu stir fry is yet another way to realize cooking can be easy, tasteful, and better than reheating something out of a box.
Step One: Cut The Tofu Into Pieces
For this recipe I used an entire block of medium firm tofu, which is lovely for stir fries. Tofu is a wonderful ingredient to use in almost any dish because it is high in protein and it absorbs the flavor of the other ingredients. There are approximately twenty grams of protein in a half cup serving of tofu, which is more than many vegetarian forms of protein. Tofu is formed from bean curd that is fermented and shaped into a mold, so it often looks like a block of cheese, but more porous.
Step Two: Cut Corn Off The Cobb
Corn is an unusual ingredient to use in a stirfry, but I am using it because it was on hand and I believe in using all ingredients in my refrigerator before spoilage occurs. Also, my mom is a much better cook than I will ever be, but the one tips she always passed on to me was to use all ingredients on hand and to have no waste. Corn is a wonderful source of nutrients such as copper, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc. There are approximately one hundred thirty-two calories in a cup of corn, but much of this accounts for the high carbohydrate and protein content of this vegetable. Corn is a complete protein when mixed with beans, but we do not have to worry about that in this dish because we are using tofu/soy, which is a complete protein by itself. However, people can use meat in stir fries if the feel soy does not offer enough protein on its own.
Step Three: Add The Brocoli
Broccoli makes a wonderful addition to any traditional stirfry, so I feel it has a place in my unique stirfry! However, keep in mind I love to experiment with cooking and the purpose of this hub is to show you anything left around your house can be used for cooking supplies. Broccoli is low in calories and only has thirty-one per cup serving, which means this a good vegetable to eat without guilt. This vegetable is also a good source of nutrients such as magnesium, thiamin, and riboflavin.
Step Four: Place All Of The Ingredients Into The Pan
Place the corn, broccoli, and tofu into the pan. Add some olive oil, salt, pepper, red peppers, and some extra water to moisten the mixture. On this video you can see what I did.
Step Five: Add More Liquid And Then Gradually Add Some Rice and Noodles
Please remember I am was experimenting when I made this stir fry, so it may not look like what you see all the time. After I had fried my ingredients in the olive oil for a few minutes I added a little bit more water so the pan was very moist. Next, I added some rice and a small handful of noodles because I found this works very well for me. I was very happy with the results as you can see the in the youtube video I made for the second portion of this demonstration.
Step Six: Time To Eat
I was so excited about eating my stir fry that I barely had time to take this picture. I hope you enjoy your own stir fries and maybe write hubs about it. Bon Appetite!