How to make the best General Tso's stir fry with tofu and vegetables - This quick and easy recipe uses House of Tsang General Tso's sauce and healthy pre-cut veggies to make a 30 minute weeknight meal.
Yesterday, there was a 30-second segment on Sesame Street in which the characters talked about tofu.
Tofu? Grace asked me. What's tofu?
I explained that it's a food that I really like.
Can we have tofu for supper tonight?
I agreed, and I told Grace that we'd have to pick some up on our way home.
Unfortunately, we stayed at our friend's house too long (oohing and aahing over some four-week-old puppies) and didn't even walk into the grocery store until after 5.
I needed a quick and easy supper solution.
I grabbed a bag of pre-cut broccoli, cauliflower, and baby carrots, a package of extra firm tofu, a bottle of House of Tsang's General Tsao's Stir Fry sauce, and a can of water chestnuts and left the store.
When we arrived home twenty minutes later, I threw it together, and we had a really tasty stir fry supper. It was even better the next day as leftovers.
If you don't like tofu, or aren't feeling adventurous, you could eat this without a protein or use small pieces of any meat - chicken, pork, beef, whatever.
How to make General Tso's Stir Fry with Tofu and Veggies
- Heat olive oil in a wok or very large skillet over medium heat. Add tofu and 2 cloves of garlic, sliced or pressed. Cook until tofu is lightly browned and crispy, 15 to 20 minutes.
- Add broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, onions, remaining garlic, and pepper. Sauté until crisp-tender.
- When veggies are almost done, add squash and water chestnuts.
- When squash has turned translucent, add stir fry sauce to your taste. Cook until heated through.
- Serve over rice.
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This sounds really delicious - and it's a great one for Meatless Monday as well!
Debbi Does Dinner Healthy says
This looks wonderful! Thanks!
Ohhh I love tofu, the extra firm kind. Did your daughter like it as well?
Thanks for linking up to Just Another Meatless Monday-hope to see you back next week!!
She did. She ate quite a bit of the tofu the first time. I have another meatless recipe for next week, so I'll be linking up! 🙂
This is a great meal. It has a lot of my favorites in it. Cooking has changed a lot even, in the past decade. We never had anything this good, then. Thanks for linking this to My Meatless Mondays. I love having special recipes included.
Melissa R says
Sounds good. Do you have a brand of General Tso's sauce that you like?
I'd never tried it before, but I picked up House of Tsang's General Tsao's sauce (not a typo, it was Tsao's), and we really really liked it.
TOFU! What a misleading find! Think I'll try it.