Believe it or not, I go thru phases with food. When I was first plant based it was tofu everything. To the point I probably got burnt out on it. Today I have it here and there and it still holds up, because it’s just so versatile. It’s like the cauliflower before the boom of cauliflower lol.
You can bake it, fry it, throw it in soups salads, smoothies, make desserts with it and even faux bacon. The list is never ending and it’s so easy to find at your market and 99% of the time, always organic. Needless to say, it’s something I always have on hand and we’re going thru a list of ways to rekindle your love for tofu.
Since many will disagree with the texture of tofu, it’s great to create a crispy outer layer and this method works! If you’re looking to pan fry, you can also go that route too! What’s great about this crispy tofu is that you can pair it with just about any sauce and you have a win. When thinking of my favorite go to sauce, it was always this quick orange glaze. To make a sauce you honestly only need a handful of ingredients and some corn starch and boom, you’re good to go!
While you can buy similar sauces at the market, you could be introducing a lot of added sugar, preservatives, MSG, and so on. Making your own is just so easy and more cost effective. I personally love this dish as it features your staple crispy tofu, it can easily be made in bulk, packs tons of plant protein, the sauce is a lil sweet, but also spicy, the scallions round out the flavor, its perfect for any season, the additional orange zest packs a punch in the sauce, it’s low sugar, and the fiber packed cauliflower just makes this dish so filling.
If you love all things tofu or orange, you’re going to love this classic vegan Crispy Orange Tofu with cauliflower rice!!
Why this recipe is great:
Sweet + spicy sauce
Can easily be made in bulk
Perfect for meal prep
Packed with protein and fiber