Quick and Easy Tofu Stir Fry

    30 minutes

    Here's a very inexpensive and easy stir fry, perfect for a quick dinner. You can of course spice up the recipe to your own taste.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g firm tofu
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 packets Oriental flavoured ramen noodles
    • 500g frozen stir-fry vegetables
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) water
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, or to taste

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Press tofu between paper towels to remove some of the water; cut into bite size cubes. Heat olive oil in large frypan over medium-high heat. Add tofu and fry until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.
    2. Meanwhile bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add noodles from ramen packets reserving the seasoning envelopes. Boil for about 2 minutes, just until the noodles break apart. Drain.
    3. Add the stir-fry vegetables to the pan with the tofu and season with the ramen noodle seasoning packet. Cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender but not mushy. Add noodles and stir to blend. Season with soy sauce to taste and serve.

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    wow, this was really good! i used chicken flavored ramen, and added splashes of sesame oil and and some red pepper flakes to spice it up a bit. i also froze the tofu, which i always do when i buy tofu, then defrosted it the night before in the fridge, as another reviewer suggested. i think it gives it a "meatier" texture. also, be sure to drain the tofu REALLY well, or it won't brown up quite as nicely. what i do is just squeeze out all the water by hand, after slicing it into strips. just wash your hands, grap a strip, and qive it a quick squeeze over the sink! it makes a world of difference rather than just squashing it between paper towels. will definitely experiment with other ramen flavors, other veggies, and other spices. thanks for the easy and versatile recipe!!!!  -  19 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was VERY good for a fast supper. My pantry was bare, I didn't have any frozen stir-fry veggies but I had carrots, celery, mushrooms and onions. It turned out VERY tasty & my whole family of six, plus a baby, polished off an 8 serving meal. I baked my tofu in soy, garlic, ginger and a bit of honey, instead of frying it because I needed to fry up some ground chicken @ the same time (I only had one box of tofu!). I never had tofu taste great! Frying it would have gotten the same results. Satifying and FAST!  -  18 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was very quick and easy to make, and was delicious too! I did just a couple things differently that I thought I would share. First, don't drain the noodles. I think that would make them too dry. Once the noodles are getting soft and breaking apart, remove them from the heat, give them a stir, and cover. The steam should finish cooking them. The noodles should soak up the little bit of excess water while you finish cooking your tofu and veggies. In addition to the seasoning, I also added a little ground ginger and some basil. I will definitely make this one again!  -  07 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)