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Stir fried Tofu Donburi

Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook Time:

10 Minutes


2 Servings



About the Recipe

If you want a quick, healthy donburi bowl that's meat free and maxxed out on flavour, then this is the dish for you. The great thing about using tofu in cooking is that it soaks up just about any flavour you add to it - in this dish, it is infused with soy, mirin, garlic and ginger - I can't think of anything more delicious!


2 portions of cooked rice

1 packet of medium firm or firm tofu (approx. 400g / 14oz)

1/2  bell pepper

3 spring onions

1.5cm / 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger

4 cloves garlic

2.5 tbsp vegetable oil

for the sauce:

1 tsp sugar

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp mirin

1 tbsp oyster sauce or vegetarian oyster sauce

2 sheets kitchen paper

some extra sliced spring onions for a garnish (optional)


first, prepare your rice using either a rice cooker or a saucepan.  

open the tofu pack and drain off the excess liquid. next, place the block of tofu on a sheet of kitchen paper and wrap it up. set aside for at least 10 minutes. (this will allow the tofu to give up more of its water content)

deseed and slice the bell pepper, then cut it into small pieces

trim off the top and root end of the spring onions, then slice finely

peel the ginger and slice 

skin the garlic and slice

combine the ginger and garlic and finely chop

after 10 - 15 minutes has passed, unwrap the tofu and disgard the kitchen paper. slice the tofu horizontally to produce two thinner blocks, then slice & cut into small cubes

heat 2 tbsp of the vegetable oil in a frying pan. add the tofu carefully and stir fry for about 5 minutes or until the tofu has lightly browned

transfer the tofu to a plate and set aside

add the chopped spring onion, ginger and garlic to the pan. stir fry for about 1 minute (add the remaing 1/2 tbsp of vegetable oil if the pan becomes too dry)

next, add and stir fry the chopped bell pepper for about 1 minute

now, return the cooked tofu and mix gently, taking care not to break up the tofu cubes

add the sugar, soy sauce, mirin and oyster sauce and stir well

place the cooked rice on a plate or in a bowl. pile the stir fried tofu and peppers over the top

garnish with the sliced spring onions

serve immediately

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