Spicy Green Bean and Tofu Stir-Fry

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To make this dish extra spicy, increase the hot pepper flakes to?1/2 tsp. Serve over rice for a tasty meal that's better (and cheaper!) than takeout.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg extra-firm tofu cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 green onion thinly sliced (light and dark green parts separated)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/3 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 450 g green bean trimmed (aout 6 cups)
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sodium-reduced soy sauce

Method

Gently toss tofu with cornstarch to coat. In wok, heat oil over medium-high heat; fry tofu, turning occasionally, until crisp and golden, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towel-lined plate.

Drain all but 2 tsp oil from wok. Add garlic, light green parts of green onions, ginger and hot pepper flakes; stir-fry for 1 minute. Add tomato paste; stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add green beans, broth,?1/4 cup water, hoisin sauce and soy sauce; stir-fry until green beans are tender-crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Add tofu and green parts of green onions; stir-fry until coated and heated through, about 1 minute.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 370 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 16 g
  • Calories 239.0
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Potassium 399 mg
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 17 g

%RDI

  • Iron 18.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 24.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 17.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 10.0
  • Vitamin C 20.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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