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Vegan Orange Glazed Tofu

Updated: May 6, 2023

A delicious and colorful plate of Vegan Orange Glazed Tofu with red bell peppers and rice, showcasing a bright and appetizing plant-based dish.
Vegan Orange Glazed Tofu

Bring a little sunshine to your table with this bright and delicious vegan orange glazed tofu with red bell peppers and rice. This zesty, flavour-packed dish is sure to become a new favourite, combining the tangy sweetness of the orange glaze with the tender bite of tofu and fresh, crunchy bell peppers. Top it all off with a sprinkle of chopped spring onions, and you've got yourself a vibrant and satisfying meal that's perfect for any night of the week.



Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes



For the Tofu:

- 400g firm tofu, drained and cut into 2 cm chunks

- 2 tbsp vegetable oil

- 2 red bell peppers, sliced

- 4 spring onions, chopped

For the orange glaze:

- Juice and zest of 2 large oranges

- 3 tbsp soy sauce

- 2 tbsp rice vinegar

- 1 tbsp cornstarch

- 2 tbsp water

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger

For the rice:

- 300g basmati rice

- 600ml water

- Pinch of salt



1. Press the tofu between paper towels or a clean kitchen towel for 15 minutes to remove excess moisture.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, zest, soy sauce, rice vinegar, cornstarch, water, garlic, and ginger to create the orange glaze. Set aside.

3. Cook the rice according to package instructions, adding a pinch of salt to the water.

4. In a large non-stick skillet or wok, heat 1 tbsp of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the tofu chunks and cook until golden brown on all sides, about 8-10 minutes. Transfer the tofu to a plate.

5. In the same skillet, add another tbsp of oil and sauté the sliced red bell peppers for 3-4 minutes until tender but still slightly crisp.

6. Pour the orange glaze into the skillet with the bell peppers and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.

7. Return the tofu to the skillet and toss gently to coat with the orange glaze.

To serve:

Serve the orange glazed tofu and bell peppers over cooked rice and sprinkle with chopped spring onions.


Additional Tips:

To make this dish spicier, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce to the orange glaze.

For a more authentic taste, use jasmine rice instead of basmati rice.


Allergy information / alternatives:

This recipe is dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free if you use gluten-free soy sauce.


Nutritional Information (per serving):

- Calories: 460 kcal

- Protein: 19 g

- Carbohydrates: 66 g

- Fat: 14 g

- Saturated Fat: 2 g

- Sodium: 670 mg

- Fiber: 5 g

- Sugar: 9 g

Note: The nutritional information provided is approximate and may vary based on the specific ingredients used and their proportions.

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