A QUICK AND EASY MUSHROOM TOFU STIR-FRY

Before calling in your order, consider this easy recipe for Stir-Fried Mushroom, Tofu, and Bok Choy.

Feeling like Chinese take-out for dinner tonight? Before calling in your order, consider this easy recipe for Stir-Fried Mushroom, Tofu, and Bok Choy.


BY: ANNE ASSASSI, MS, RDN

Chinese food is well-known for its complex flavor and simplicity, and stir-fries are one of the best ways to celebrate those qualities. The most wonderful part about stir-fry recipes is that once you have all your ingredients prepped and ready to go, all you need to do is toss them into the pan for a few minutes.

Bam! Dinner is done.

If you’ve been considering going plant-based in more of your weeknight meals for environmental or ethical reasons, try this stir-fry recipe during one of the days. Mushrooms and tofu make for amazing meat substitutes that’s hearty, filling, and nutrient-dense to boot!  Add them to the mix with your favorite ingredients from Chinese cuisine, including five-spice, sesame oil, and mirin (as a substitute for Chinese cooking wine).

Then serve it over a bed of rice with bok choy, and you’ve got yourself a stir-fry dinner that hits the spot in 25 minutes. Consider prepping ahead with chopped veggies, use any unused, leftover veggies from the last meal, or simply pick up a mixed variety bag on your way home from work. Yup, it’s that simple!

Now, on to the recipe.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tsbp hoisin
  • 2 tsbp sesame oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp five-spice powder
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 12 oz cremini or shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 14 oz tofu, drained, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 bunch Chinese chives, roughly chopped
  • 8 birdseye chilies (optional)
  • 3/4 lb bok choy, stemmed
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • Steamed rice, to serve
For the full recipe and instructions, head over to the original article.
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Anne Assassi, MS, RDN is a private practice dietitian and health coach based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A lover of home-cooked culinary creations, Anne helps individuals discover the art of healthy eating as an enjoyable creative experience in our homes that allows us to be our healthiest selves. Connect with Anne at Diet Assassinista for your most inspired and healthiest kitchen.

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