Sesame Stir Fry Beans with Tofu

Sesame Stir Fry Beans with Tofu

Sesame Stir Fry Beans with Tofu

Cuisine: Thai

Serves: 3 - 4


  • 1- 14 ounce extra firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons oil (vegetable, canola, coconut)
  • 2 1/2 cups green beans, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced or baby carrots cut lengthwise


  • 1 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Place a folded tea towel in the shape of the tofu on a plate. Drain the tofu  and let the tofu dry for at least 15-20 minutes  and cut the tofu up into 1-inch cubes and toss in 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.
  • While the tofu is drying, prepare the sauce. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth. Set side.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of oil and swirl to coat pan. Add the cubed tofu to the pan and let fry for 3 minutes. Flipping the tofu as needed to brown all sides. Add 2 tablespoons of the prepared sauce to the tofu and allow to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. When the tofu is caramelized, remove to a plate.
  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan. Add the veggies and toss to coat. Cook the veggies for 3-4 minute. Add the sauce and let it thicken just slightly. Add the tofu and stir to coat. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes or until the tofu has a chance to soak up the flavor.
  • Serve warm with rice, quinoa, or on its own. Best when eaten fresh.

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