Udon Noodle Stir Fry with Honey Ginger Tofu

Udon Noodle Stir Fry with Honey Ginger Tofu

It’s Friday!!!  Let the last weekend of summer begin – I call it the last weekend because school starts on Monday, so it’s not officially the last weekend, but it sort-of is at our house…Anyways, I digress.  After our chat about Tofu and Tempeh earlier this week, I decided to feature a recipe with either tofu or tempeh in it.  Tofu won out in this time (the organic tofu was on sale for a fabulous price, and I couldn’t pass it up), but tempeh could easily be substituted…or if you are not a tofu or tempeh person (as my husband is not), chicken is an excellent alternative.

Now, to get started, there are a couple of tricks to know when cooking with tofu:

  • Get as much of the liquid out as you can before cooking
  • Tofu is pretty much tasteless by itself, so make sure it is cooked in something with lots of flavor – as it is done in this recipe
  • I get better results with extra firm tofu – but that is a personal preference

If you follow those simple “rules” cooking with tofu is a breeze.  In this Udon Noodle Stir Fry with Honey Ginger Tofu recipe the tofu is cooked in a honey ginger sauce that is to.die.for!  It is so yummy, the tofu absorbs it, giving it tons of honey ginger heavenly flavor in every last bite – seriously folks, healthy cooking is anything but bland!  Then there’s the udon noodles.  Udon noodles are a Japanese style noodle made from whole wheat, and they are scrumptious.  In this recipe they are covered with stir fried veggies, and a light Asian flavored sauce, making them the perfect base for the tofu.  I served this to guests and they raved about it, and had no idea it was a healthy meal, full of whole grains, veggies, and protein.  It also comes together super fast, so basically there is nothing not to like about this recipe!  I highly recommend you make it asap – you will thank me, I promise :).

Udon Noodle Stir Fry with Honey Ginger Tofu

Udon Noodle Stir Fry with Honey Ginger Tofu

Udon Noodle Stir Fry with Honey Ginger Tofu
Serves 4
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
For the Stir Fry
  1. 1 package udon noodles, cooked according to package directions
  2. 1 red pepper, sliced
  3. 3 cups brussel sprouts, chopped
  4. 3 carrots, juliened
  5. 2 small zucchini, sliced
  6. 1 tsp coconut oil
  7. 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  8. 2 Tbsp liquid aminos (soy sauce or tamari)
  9. 1 tsp ginger (or 1 inch chunk fresh ginger minced)
  10. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  11. 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  12. 1 tsp sesame oil
For the Tofu
  1. 12 ounces extra firm tofu, drained of liquid and sliced or diced
  2. 1 tsp coconut oil
  3. 1 Tbsp Honey
  4. 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  5. 1 Tbsp liquid aminos (or soy sauce or tamari)
  6. 1 tsp ginger (or 1 inch chunk fresh ginger minced)
  7. 1/2 tsp sriracha
Instructions
  1. Melt 1 tsp coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat
  2. Add the tofu, brown on one side (2-3 minutes), flip and brown on the other side (2-3 minutes)
  3. While browning the tofu combine the rest of the tofu ingredients to make the sauce
  4. Once both sides are browned add all of the sauce to the pan
  5. Allow the tofu to cook until all the sauce is absorbed (7-10 minutes)
  6. While the tofu is cooking combine the following ingredients in a small bowl for the stir fry (rice vinegar, liquid aminos, ginger, garlic, pure maple syrup, and sesame oil), set aside
  7. Remove the tofu from the pan and set aside
  8. Add another 1 tsp coconut oil to the same pan
  9. Add all of the chopped veggies and cook until tender crisp (3-5 minutes)
  10. Add the cooked udon noodles and sauce, and toss to combine
  11. Allow to heat through (1-2 minutes)
  12. Serve with the tofu
Notes
  1. Chicken or tempeh may be substituted for the tofu
Nutritional Information (per serving) will vary depending on brand of tofu and udon noodles
  1. Calories: 334
  2. Fat: 8 grams
  3. Carbs: 55 grams
  4. Protein: 16 grams
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