Tofu with Broccoli

Tofu with Broccoli


1 pound firm tofu
4 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
2 scallions (green and whites chopped)
1 head broccoli (broken into florets, stems chopped)
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon Crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh cilantro (or basil leave)


  1. Put the tofu on a cutting board and cut it in half and then cut each half into 4 equal pieces.
  2. Put 2 layers of paper towel on a cutting board and put the tofu on top. Let drain at least 20 minutes (and up to 2 hours).
  3. Place a skillet over medium heat and when hot, add 2 teaspoons oil.  Add the tofu, one piece at a time, and cook until golden, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the tofu to a plate and set aside.
  4. Reheat the skillet and when it is hot, add remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Add garlic and scallions and cook until just golden, about 2 minutes. Add the broccoli and water and raise the heat to high. Cook until the broccoli is tender, about 4 minutes.
  5. Return the tofu to the pan and add the remaining ingredients. Stir well.   
  6. Serve with a side of brown rice. 

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