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Teriyaki Tofu Bowls

This easy recipe features crispy tofu covered in teriyaki sauce paired with fluffy white rice, pineapple, and edamame. Top with cilantro, green onions, chopped cashews, and sesame seeds for a wholesome bowl! With two methods to cook the tofu, this recipe is very adaptable!
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Asian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword healthy vegan bowl recipes, teriyaki tofu recipe, vegan asian recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 351kcal
Author Amanda

Ingredients

Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2-1/2 Tablespoons coconut sugar can substitute with brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon agave nectar
  • 2 Tablespoons tamari can substitute with coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic minced (about 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger peeled and minced (about 1/2 teaspoon). Can use 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger instead.
  • 1 Tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons water

Tofu:

  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 Tablespoon tamari
  • 1-2 Tablespoons neutral oil such as canola, vegetable, or grapeseed oil. This is only for pan fried method.

Bowl Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white rice uncooked
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup shelled edamame

Toppings (all optional):

  • chopped cashews
  • sesame seeds
  • green onions
  • cilantro

Instructions

  • Press tofu: Open tofu package and drain. Wrap with paper towels or tea towel. Sandwich in between two plates and place a heavy object on the top plate. Let sit for at least 10 minutes. 
  • Cook rice using your preferred method. I make mine in my Instant Pot!

Make Teriyaki Sauce:

  • Add all ingredients (minus 1 Tablespoon water and corn starch) to a pan over medium heat. Stir until sauce begins to thicken.
  • Mix corn starch with water to make a slurry and add to sauce. Heat until thickened up. Add water to thin sauce or more corn starch 1/2 teaspoon at a time to thicken up. remove from heat.

Prepare Tofu:

  • Unwrap and cut into cubes. Transfer to mixing bowl. Add corn starch and tamari. Mix well with rubber spatula.

Pan Fry Tofu (Method 1):

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. I will put the teriyaki sauce in a bowl and use the same pan. Cook tofu for 1-2 minutes on each side until it's a nice golden-brown color

Bake Tofu (Method 2):

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Adjust rack to the center.
  • Add tofu to parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Once tofu is cooked, mix with teriyaki sauce until evenly coated.

Assemble Bowls:

  • Add cooked rice to a bowl. Top with teriyaki tofu, pineapple, and edamame. Top with desired toppings. Add an extra drizzle of teriyaki sauce!

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl (1/4 recipe) | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 61.9g | Protein: 15.1g | Fat: 5.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Sodium: 720mg | Potassium: 561mg | Sugar: 10.8g | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 5mg