The flavor of this sauce is OH sooo yummy! My little ones will eat two servings of this easy. This sauce would also go great on vegan chicken strips for orange chicken or just over some veggies and rice.
This can be a quick dish if you buy the cook in a bag brown rice that cooks in just 10 minutes.
I enjoy pea pods with my orange tofu but add what ever you like best, red sweet bell peppers, sugar snap peas, mushrooms or anything else you can think of would probably go well with it.
1 large tub of extra firm tofu
1/2 cup or more pea pods
4 cloves of garlic minced
1 Tablespoon of dried onion flakes (or 2-3 green onions sliced)
2 Tablespoons water
1/3 cup orange juice
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon sesame seed oil (optional) or sesame seeds for the top to add flavor
A couple of dashes of ginger powder (or more to taste)
2 Tablespoon water
2 Tablespoons corn starch
4 servings Brown rice
Cook the brown rice according to the package directions.
While rice is cooking chop the tofu into bite size pieces and fry in a non stick pan with a very small spray of cooking spray. Brown on all sides well. Add the pea pods the last 5 minutes tossing often so they do not burn but warm up.
While Tofu & rice are cooking mix together in a medium pan the onions, water, orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and sesame seed oil & ginger powder if you are using them. Cook over a medium heat.
Once the tofu and rice are almost done mix the corn starch and water together in a small bowl until well blended. Pour into the sauce mixture and cook until it starts to thicken, stirring often so it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
Just before serving pour the sauce over the browned tofu & peas and mix well. Dish out the rice and serve the orange tofu over the top of it, add sesame seeds if desired. ENJOY!