Gluten-free Tofu and Green Beans Recipe

Gluten Free Tofu & Green Bean Stir Fry Recipe

Every once in a while I like to make a meatless meal for dinner. While I could probably go for long stretches of time without meat, my hubby just does not agree with that concept.

He is willing to try to eat leaner in warmer months, however, and he likes tofu so this is a quick little meatless stir-fry I can toss together without much fuss and bother that he actually likes.

I start off with organic (look for non-GMO) extra firm tofu. I cube it and pat it dry with paper towels then toss it in cornstarch before frying it up. I love this method of preparing tofu, it gets crispy on the outside and meltingly soft on the inside – a real treat! Green beans go well with this dish but you can use any kind of veggie you like.

The sauce could not be easier – just stir together some San-J gluten-free Tamari with purchased chili garlic paste. It creates a sauce that’s full of flavor with just a hint of heat (you can amp that up if you want, just use more of the chili paste) and tastes complex despite its simplicity.

This makes a great meatless main dish or can be served as a side if you have someone who really, really must have their meat!

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Gluten-free Tofu and Green Beans Recipe
Gluten Free Tofu & Green Bean Stir Fry Recipe
Prep Time
14 mins
Cook Time
11 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 227 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup San-J gluten free Tamari
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free chili garlic sauce
  • 1 pound extra firm tofu
  • tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons oil use divided
  • 1 pound green beans cleaned trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
Instructions
  1. Combine the San-J tamari with the chili garlic sauce, set aside.
  2. Cut tofu into ½ inch cubes, pat dry with paper towels and put into a mixing bowl with the cornstarch, toss to coat.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat until it starts to shimmer, add half the tofu in an even layer in the pan. Cook the tofu undisturbed for 2 minutes. Gently flip and stir the tofu. Continue to cook and stir until the tofu is lightly golden brown on all sides, 3 - 4 minutes. Remove the tofu to a plate and set aside. Heat 1 more tablespoon of oil in the pan and cook the remaining tofu the same way. Remove from pan.
  4. Reduce heat to medium; add the remaining tablespoon of oil and the green beans. Cook the green beans, stirring, for 1 minute. Add ¼ cup of water and continue to cook the beans for 3 minutes or until they are bright green and crisp tender. Increase the heat back up to high, add the reserved sauce mixture and boil for 1 minute or until it reduces slightly. Add the tofu and cook for 1 minute. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Tofu & Green Bean Stir Fry Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 1306mg 54%
Potassium 444mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 15.7%
Vitamin C 16.8%
Calcium 8%
Iron 15.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: Asian Chilies Dairy Free Gluten-Free Gluten-Free Recipes Green Beans Stir Fry Tofu
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