Sticky Tofu and Broccoli Stir Fry

Crispy tofu and broccoli tossed in a flavorful sticky sweet and sour sauce. This is a simple and easy meal that is ready in no time.

sticky tofu and broccoli bowl

I am in the kitchen every single day, so I am a huge fan of easy, simple, and quick meals. This sticky tofu and broccoli stir fry can’t get any simpler and it’s ready in less than 40 minutes.

This bowl contains crispy baked tofu and tender broccoli tossed in a sticky sweet and sour sauce. It’s then topped on a bed of jasmine rice with a touch of sesame oil.

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sticky tofu and broccoli bowl

Why You’ll Love This Sticky Tofu and Broccoli Stir Fry:

It’s simple, easy, and quick. This recipe only requires 8 simple ingredients: tofu, cornstarch, garlic, ginger, tamari, brown sugar, lime, and broccoli. Optionally, you can pair it with jasmine rice. Additionally, this recipe takes less than 40 minutes to make.

Contains crispy sweet and sour tofu and tender broccoli. This bowl has the perfect balance of sweet, sour, and salty from the brown sugar, lime, and tamari.

What makes the tofu so crispy? It is tossed in cornstarch before baking. Don’t miss this step!

High in plant-based protein, fiber, iron, and potassium. Tofu is rich in protein and broccoli contains high amounts of fiber, iron, and potassium. This is an ideal option for a healthy, weeknight meat-free dinner!

sticky tofu and broccoli bowl
sticky tofu and broccoli bowl

How to Make a Sticky Tofu and Broccoli Stir Fry:

This is a simple, quick, no-fuss recipe.

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Press and drain the tofu. Cut into cubes and add to a large bowl. Sprinkle over cornstarch and carefully toss to coat the tofu. Spread out tofu cubes onto a lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 mins, flip, then 8 minutes more.
  2. While tofu is baking, prepare the sauce and broccoli. In a large skillet, whisk together all sauce ingredients. Bring to a low boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes until slightly thickened (it will thicken more once it’s tossed with the tofu). Pour into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Add 1 tsp of oil (such as coconut) to the same skillet. Heat over medium-high then add broccoli. Saute broccoli for 3-4 minutes until tender and brown, stirring occasionally.
  4. Once the tofu is done baking, add to the skillet. Pour in the sauce and stir well. Cook for 1-2 minutes until sauce thickens and saturates the broccoli and tofu.
  5. Serve stir fry over jasmine rice. Optionally, add a drizzle of sesame oil to the rice for added flavor.
sticky tofu and broccoli stir fry

This Sticky Tofu and Broccoli Stir Fry is…

  • Simple, easy, and quick.
  • Filled with crispy sweet and sour tofu and tender broccoli.
  • High in plant-based protein, fiber, iron, and potassium.
  • Oh so delicious!
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sticky tofu and broccoli bowl
Sticky Tofu and Broccoli Stir Fry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
28 mins
Total Time
38 mins
 

Crispy tofu and broccoli tossed in a flavorful sticky sweet and sour sauce. This is a simple and easy meal that is ready in no time.

Course: Main Course
Keyword: 10 ingredients or less, 30-minute meals, sticky tofu and broccoli stir fry, vegan dinner recipe
Servings: 3 servings
Author: Taavi Moore
Ingredients
  • 14 oz. extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cloves of garlic, grated (approx. ¾ tbsp)
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, grated (approx. 1 heaping tbsp)
  • cup tamari (or low-sodium soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp brown sugar
  • Juice from ½ medium lime
  • 3 cups (218g) broccoli florets
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Press and drain the tofu. Cut into cubes and add to a large bowl. Sprinkle over cornstarch and carefully toss to coat the tofu. Spread out tofu cubes onto a lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 mins, flip, then 8 minutes more. 

  2. While tofu is baking, prepare the sauce and broccoli. In a large skillet, whisk together all sauce ingredients. Bring to a low boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes until slightly thickened (it will thicken more once it's tossed with the tofu). Pour into a bowl and set aside. 

  3. Add 1 tsp of oil (such as coconut) to the same skillet. Heat over medium-high then add broccoli. Saute broccoli for 3-4 minutes until tender and brown, stirring occasionally.

  4. Once the tofu is done baking, add to the skillet. Pour in the sauce and stir well. Cook for 1-2 minutes until sauce thickens and saturates the broccoli and tofu.

  5. Serve stir fry over jasmine rice. Optionally, add a drizzle of sesame oil to the rice for added flavor. 


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