Sesame Tofu Stir-Fry

Ditch the takeout menu and try your hand at this restaurant-style stir -fry recipe! This vegetarian Sesame Tofu Stir-Fry is sure to satisfy your craving.

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Sesame Tofu Stir-Fry

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 package (14 oz) extra firm tofu, drained and cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup peas
  • 1/4 cup carrots, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, seeded and sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup bottled stir-fry sauce
  • 1 green onion, sliced thin


Cooking With Tofu

Tofu is a soy plant-based protein that is often used as a meat-free alternative in vegan and vegetarian recipes. One of the best features of tofu is that it can be marinated in an infinite number of ways as it absorbs all the flavors. To prepare tofu for this recipe, make sure it is drained of any excess liquid and cut into bite-sized cubes to add into the stir-fry. To brown the tofu, it is first added in before the vegetables to obtain a browned color.

If you’re looking to add more Meatless Monday recipe ideas into your weekly routine, try swapping in tofu in place of chicken, beef or shrimp in your favorite recipes or use another plant-based alternative like tempeh in this Jerk Tempeh Rice Skillet.

Stir-Fry Ingredient Variations

For this delicious stir-fry recipe, you can easily customize the ingredients to your liking. Replace the broccoli and bell peppers with other favorites of choice either fresh or frozen, or add chili pepper for a bit of spicy flavor. No matter how you decide to customize it, enjoy this stir-fry with all its extra vegetables, top it with some green onions and enjoy a convenient lunch meal idea or a quick weeknight dinner- 

If you are looking for a seafood option try our easy shrimp fried rice recipe.

  • This hassle-free stir-fry recipe is made with tofu and a base of nutty brown rice for a convenient meal with delicious flavor in just 20 minutes!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a medium bowl combine peanuts, sesame seeds and ginger. Add tofu and toss to coat.

    Step 3

  • Heat sesame oil in a large wok or skillet over medium high heat. Add tofu and stir-fry until edges begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Push tofu to one side and add vegetable oil to wok. Stir-fry broccoli, peas, carrots, red and yellow bell peppers for 3 minutes or until crisp tender.

    Step 4

  • Add rice and stir-fry sauce and stir -fry all ingredients until well combined. Serve topped with green onions.