Asian Garlic Tofu with Rice

Asian Garlic Tofu with Rice

Asian Garlic Tofu with Rice Recipes

Tofu marinated in an Asian-style garlic sauce that's packed with savory, delicious flavor! An easy dish that's perfect with a side of rice & steamed veggies.

Cuisine : Asian, Gluten-Free Option, Vegan,
Recipe Yields : 3 large bowls
Prep time : 15 minutes
Cook time : 15 minutes
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  • 14 oz. extra firm tofu
  • 4 green onions
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • Optional for serving: cooked brown rice, quinoa, noodles, sesame seeds for topping
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce (see notes for gluten-free)
  • 2 Tbsp. tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic


  1. Remove excess moisture from the tofu by gently pressing it between towels. Then cut it into bite-sized cubes. (I make mine about 3/4-inch.) Set aside.
  2. Make the Asian Garlic Sauce: mince garlic. Then in a shallow pan, (I use an 8×8" glass baking dish) add the three ingredients for the garlic sauce. Stir to combine.
  3. Add tofu cubes to the sauce and gently toss until thoroughly coated. (*Optional: if you have time, cover and refrigerate to marinate for at least 30 minutes or a few hours.)
  4. When ready, cook the tofu: in a medium/large skillet, heat sesame oil over medium heat.
  5. Once oil is hot, carefully add the marinated tofu (with any remaining sauce) and spread out the cubes in a single layer. Simmer and cook without stirring for 5-7 minutes or until lightly seared on one side. Flip, and cook for another few minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, slice green onions and add to the pan during the last 1-2 minutes of cooking. (Sometimes I add a little more hoisin or tamari if the pan becomes dry. The sauce should almost completely absorb into the tofu however.)
  7. Great served warm over brown rice/quinoa (and garnished with sesame seeds or more green onions if desired).

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